Tops for Tweets: Des Cahill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes, is the most influential journalist on Twitter, according to the #murraytweetindex, a new ranking by pub(...)

Senator John Whelan: said decision on editing podcast was “puzzling”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ has said it took an “internal editorial decision” to edit a podcast of its night-time current affairs radio programme The Late Debate to remove an(...)

Alex White: finds it hard to describe journalism as ‘content’.

When Minister for Communications Alex White forecast that the debate on future media policy will be “fractious at times”, he might have been hoping no(...)

Winner: Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh

For a few minutes, park the labels “bogger bingo”, “old fashioned” and “part of what we are” and consider whether The Rose of Tralee (RTÉ One, Monday (...)

At Winter Tales, in  Dalkey: Frank McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

nChristmas is the busiest time of the year for booksellers – and readers – so it’s a bit surprising that book festivals, so abundant at other times, a(...)

Novelist Roddy Doyle blamed the Irish secondary school system for causing the groupthink which was the reason “the country was now “f****ed”. Photograph: Jacob Blickenstaff

Subjects ranging from building loveable robots to how to launch a premium brand of denim jeans were among the more unusual topics covered at a(...)