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

Newstalk has been rapped on the knuckles by the Republic’s advertising watchdog over its use of the word “bulls**tters” on an advertising billboard pr(...)

‘We need to learn from this. We can’t keep building crap.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin’s motto is obedientia civium urbis felicitas (the citizen’s obedience is the city’s happiness). This is perhaps the most unDublin motto ther(...)

Ivan Yates: ‘Newstalk Breakfast’ gained 35,000 listeners year on year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“JNLR day” has come round again for Irish radio presenters, producers and executives, with a fresh batch of Joint National Listenership Research figur(...)

Marie Louise O’Donnell: as her six guests looked on, McGrath allegedly accused O’Donnell (who has a long-running weekly radio slot on RTÉ’s ‘Today with Seán O’Rourke’ programme) of “double-jobbing” and taking the bread from the mouths of working journalists

Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. Mattie McGrath discovered this to his cost on Thursday morning when he was eaten alive by a Senator (...)

Ivan Yates: “We’ve had a dog licking his testicles; we’ll have people feeling their testicles,” says the Newstalk presenter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some of Newstalk’s big-name presenters have been talking an awful lot of balls. It’s not that Ivan Yates and Pat Kenny have started spouting opinio(...)

Norman Tebbit: Miriam O’Callaghan’s open-ended approach allows glimpses of the person beneath the steely exterior and apparently unfeeling monotone

Politicians have underestimated it, artists have been beguiled by it, A-listers charmed and D-listers flattered. But after years of luring unsuspec(...)

More than  30,000 republicans were involved in the conflict in Northern Ireland, any of whom could have been abusers, Pádraig MacLochlainn told Newstalk

Why is Sinn Féin being singled out here? It’s most unfair. You can’t expect a political party/republican movement the size of Sinn Fein to know about (...)

Independent senator Ronán Mullen. File photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Prominent broadcasters are using their positions to argue in favour of same sex marriage ahead of the referendum on the issue, Senator Ronán Mullen ha(...)

The final frame of Newstalk’s original ‘Don’t Hold Back’ ad, which was rejected by RTÉ Television because it contained a call-to-action from a rival.

  Newstalk has removed its slogan “move the dial” from a television advertisement in order for it to run on RTÉ, saying it “can’t forgo” m(...)

Marian Finucane: her weekend radio show on RTÉ 1 has 366,000 listeners on Saturday, up 16,000 on the last survey, while 351,000 people tune in on Sundays, which is 9,000 more than before. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 continued to lose listeners across its weekday schedule, but the station made gains at the weekend and there are signs of stability at 2fm(...)