Ray D’Arcy:  interview with former IRA member Shane Paul O’Doherty is a reminder of the inquisitive fizz of which he is capable

Ray D’Arcy is going through the motions, during his introductory spiel on Wednesday, when he briefly sounds a note of puzzlement. “What’s that?” he as(...)

Ivan and Deirdre Yates: The High Court ruled in February that AIB was entitled to a judgment of €1.6m against Ms Yates. It demanded repayment from her, a primary school teacher, in June 2014. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Broadcaster and former minister Ivan Yates is to resign from his media commitments and is to leave Ireland for a second time. He has denied that the m(...)

Manifesto moment: Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of the Fine Gael document. Photograph: The Irish Times

Given the latest poll figures, the setting for Fine Gael’s manifesto launch spoke volumes. Enda Kenny and his senior ministers were marched into the h(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: described Tánaiste Joan Burton in Latin as primus inter pares or first among equals when asked about the future of the party post-election if the leader stood down. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Communications Alex White has deflected questions about the Labour Party leadership as controversy over gaffe-prone Minister for Environ(...)

Political pedigree: Ivan Yates and his fellow Newstalk Breakfast anchor Chris Donoghue

Whenever Enda Kenny does go to the country, it can’t come soon enough for Ivan Yates. The former Fine Gael minister and current cohost of Breakfast (N(...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media election has begun and it’s a needy business. Politicians only want enough Xs to get over the line. Media organisations target floating vote(...)

Bertie Ahern: the former taoiseach made a shameless attempt to rewrite the past on Sunday with Miriam

Perhaps it’s all the Star Wars hype, but the name of one instalment of the sci-fi saga springs to mind when summing up radio in 2015. Having come th(...)

Accounts of damage caused by flooding dominated the airwaves: The river Suck at Ballinasloe after Storm Desmond hit the area over last weekend. Photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps/PA

Bemoaning seasonal excess is practically compulsory at this time of year, but there has been real anguish on the airwaves this week about current sur(...)

George Hook: his guests  on Newstalk’s The Right Hook were 94 per cent male.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In a recent discussion about how the new gender quotas for political parties are playing out, Newstalk Breakfast Show presenter Chris Donoghue said, “(...)

Marian Finucane’s Saturday show was the brightest star in the RTÉ stable gaining 23,000 listeners over the last three months taking the programme’s total listenership to 396,000, according to the JNLR figures. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 and 2FM have plenty of reasons to be cheerful following the publication of the latest radio listenership figures but there will be few (...)