Terry Wogan taking part in a charity recording of a Children in Need album.

Fellow broadcasters remembered Terry Wogan as an outstanding professional and as a man with a “quirky”, even sometimes surreal, sense of humour. Ga(...)

David Bowie’s influential recordings were in short supply on Lyric and 2FM. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

As a presenter with the challenge of cheering up those souls up and about before 7am, Shay Byrne’s greatest asset is his sanguine affability. As he pl(...)

David Bowie at Slane Castle on July 13th, 1987. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea / The Irish Times

David Bowie’s live performances were something to behold and it’s said that the singer, who passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday evening, had a cer(...)

“At work, my new desktop wallpaper is an image of Peggy Olson strutting into the McCann offices with dark sunglasses and a cigarette hanging out of the side of her mouth.” Photograph: AMC

January: I emerge unscathed from an end-of-year blaze of journalistic controversy. My two-star review of Elf the Musical has upset one of the McGann a(...)

Bob Geldof: the musician said he feels “profound shame” at a situation which has seen many die in their desperate attempts to flee war. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bob Geldof says Europe’s response to the current migrant crisis makes him “sick”, and has offered to accommodate four refugee families in his UK resid(...)

Tony Fenton, who has died aged 53, was consistently one of this country’s most popular radio DJs, at home with a wide variety of rock and pop, from Am(...)

Bono with his wife Ali and U2 band members Larry Mullen , Adam Clayton and The Edge, at the funeral of radio DJ Tony Fenton, at Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Not many people can persuade U2 to play at their funeral, but not many people are Tony Fenton. The Dude, as he was affectionately known to his friends(...)

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has received an honorary patronage from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a gold meda(...)

Anita Notaro: her theme in her novels of life’s variety reflected her own personal journey

The award-winning Irish novelist Anita Notaro, who has died aged 59, wrote stories which often had at their core a theme of sudden emotional and situa(...)

Bono on his critics: “They’re the haters; we’re the lovers. We’re never going to agree. People who would not normally be exposed to our music have got a chance to listen to it.  File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

U2 singer Bono has said the blogosphere is “enough to put you off democracy”. The band’s decision to give their new album Songs of Innocence away free(...)