The subject tells the story:  the American writer Robert Drake in Where I Am, on RTÉ, about the 1999 attack, in his adopted home of Sligo, that left him with brain injuries

As mottos go, “get better or get bitter” is a good one. Robert Drake says that choosing the former has made all the difference, although the Americ(...)

Anton Savage: instead of a cliched mid-Atlantic twang he opts for a Mitteleuropa accent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Once upon a time it was practically de rigueur for aspiring broadcasters to adopt a mid-Atlantic accent, with many a radio DJ especially affecting (...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook poses with Alan Mulcahy, business markets manager for Energia: The Right Hook has accumulated 143,000 listeners

Fortunes in the drivetime market have shifted gear a little over the past year, with RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime and Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Co(...)

George Hook: “my plan is to write a trilogy.”  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ever since he announced his intention to retire from radio, George Hook has been vague about the exact date he plans to depart, much to the confusion (...)

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD to give annual Michael Collins oration.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will deliver the oration at Béal na Bláth this August to mark the death of Gen Michael Collins. Béal na Bláth(...)

Sally (left), Jill (right) and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral Mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in  Foxrock, south Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Together for the last time, they moved slowly towards the church door as the funeral bell tolled. And in our imagination, we half expected to hear Joh(...)

Josh Matavesi celebrates his match winning try against Munster in the Pro 12 semi-final - which moments later was disallowed by the TMO. Photograph: Inpho

Heartbreak Decision of The Year Award: Josh Matavesi gets to do the honours here. He can hand the gong to Nigel Owen for noticing something was up bef(...)

John Waters: says the same-sex marriage amendment would dilute concepts of a special procreative link between parents and children. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Won’t somebody please think of the children? As the marriage-equality referendum draws closer the anguished refrain of Helen Lovejoy, the minister’(...)

Hyperactively chirpy: Derek Mooney

Having departed the daytime schedules, Derek Mooney can now be found on the nocturnal airwaves, hosting a new show devoted to his trademark enthusiasm(...)

Dropping the ball: Brendan O’Connor

Listeners tuning into Brendan O’Connor’s first day as stand-in host of The John Murray Show (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) will not be surprised by what t(...)