Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

Going nowhere for now: George Hook. Photograph: Fennell Photography

Faced with a declining audience, is there anything Ray D’Arcy won’t stoop to? Apparently not. For those who suspect the presenter’s past outbursts of (...)

Guns for hire: Thompson sub-machine guns and other weapons being fired in the US in the 1930s. Photograph: Vintage Images/Getty

Given the national propensity to celebrate the landmark achievements of anybody with even a trace of Irish blood, it was a surprise this week to hear (...)

Those of you who awoke thinking Shirley Bassey was the latest addition to RTÉ Radio 1’s revamped Morning Ireland team could easily be forgiven. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Those of you who awoke thinking Shirley Bassey was the latest addition to RTÉ Radio 1’s revamped Morning Ireland team could easily be forgiven. The 7a(...)

Presenter Sean O’Rourke said he was ‘excited’ at the prospect of taking over from Pat Kenny. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Veteran RTÉ broadcaster Seán O’Rourke said today he was “excited” at the prospect of taking over from Pat Kenny as presenter of the station’s mid-morn(...)

Disclosure: Alan Shatter at a press conference this week. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The air ringing with charges of murky deals and shady practices, Ireland’s image as a dynamic global competitor took such a hammering abroad th(...)