Ray D’Arcy: any qualms that he might steer clear of contentious issues are dispelled on his second day

Hosting the afternoon slot on the nation’s biggest radio station may be a new start for Ray D’Arcy, but, less than a week in, he is slipping into o(...)

Broadcaster Ray D’Arcy. An Oireachtas committee has heard how sponsorship secured for D’Arcy’s new radio show more than covers his salary. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Sponsorship secured for Ray D’Arcy’s new radio programme on RTÉ Radio 1 more than covers his annual salary, the new chair-designate of RTÉ has said. M(...)

Ray D’Arcy and Jenny Kelly pictured in a branded car after Volkswagen signs on to sponsor ’The Ray D’Arcy Show’ on RTÉ Radio 1.

Ray D’Arcy’s new Radio 1 show will be sponsored by Volkswagen for its first 18 months in a six-figure deal with RTÉ. The presenter’s new afternoon pro(...)

Triumphant: Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As Irish radio personalities enjoy some post-Christmas downtime and look back on 2014, one presenter in particular might enjoy dusting off a copy of A(...)

The Bolshoi Ballet will perform live from Moscow via satellite at the Lighthouse Cinema on Sunday. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP/Getty Images.
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Pony Panto Comedy dance theatre company Ponydance presents its twist on pantomime at the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, together with a (...)

Alison Curtis: taking the helm in Ray D’Arcy’s old slot on Today FM

It says something about Ray D’Arcy’s reputation that, in a week when he is conspicuously absent, those replacing him struggle to make their presenc(...)

Ray D’Arcy: can he meet the challenge of sounding fresh within the comfortable walls of the RTÉ establishment?

Every few months, in what has become a traditional parade of floating heads and jagged graphs, radio listenership figures get a splash on the news (...)

Ray D’Arcy: cemented an affable everyman persona on Today FM.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Has any other Irish broadcaster managed their career as well as Ray D’Arcy? The man who was foil to Zig and Zag in his 20s and cemented an affable eve(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has been urged to issue a statement clarifying how stations are to approach discussions on wide-ranging issues including same-sex marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Irish secretary Séamus Dooley has called on the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to clarify the issues surr(...)

Cheering for Ireland: Charlie Chawke. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So often the site of unseemly quarrels and heated feuds, Irish pubs again find themselves at the centre of trouble, although this time the bother d(...)