“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

Political pedigree: Ivan Yates and his fellow Newstalk Breakfast anchor Chris Donoghue

Whenever Enda Kenny does go to the country, it can’t come soon enough for Ivan Yates. The former Fine Gael minister and current cohost of Breakfast (N(...)

Ken Early: his sporty tweets show a rise in the influence rankings

Good news for RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes: He has retained his position as the most influential journalist on Twitter as judged by the(...)

Joe Schmidt and Ireland captain Rory Best at the launch of the Six Nations. Schmidt has confirmed Johnny Sexton is fully fit for next month’s championship. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt confirmed that Jonathan Sexton has no lingering concussion issues according to medical opinion arising from the knock he too(...)

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Every Friday morning I get the lift down – I’ll be walking down from now on, as per my new year’s resolutions – from the fourth floor of Irish Times (...)

Tyson Fury: “Holding him up as some totem of sexism would be like holding the KKK up as the face of race problems in America.” Photograph:  Simon Cooper/PA

Don’t sign that Tyson Fury petition. You have better things to be doing with your day. And if you don’t, it’s not hard to find something. As Malcolm T(...)

My family are tucking merrily into the free cheese and wine buffet and taking turns getting their picture taken in front of a sign on a table that says “Reserved for Pamela Anderson” Photograph:  Isa Foltin/Getty Images

Some people are cut out for live television. I’m not one of them. I remember this a bit too late while sitting in a chair in RTÉ’s make-up departme(...)

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur: Paris’s motto – Latin for Tossed But Not Sunk – on the Eiffel Tower. Photograph: Reuters

In a week that has belonged to the events of Paris, there is often guilt in a radio presenter’s voice when a programme shifts to a lesser item. This m(...)

George Hook: don’t expect him to cede his berth in the name of politically correct poppycock any time soon. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a week that sees the publication of a report highlighting the scarcity of female voices on radio, it’s good to hear George Hook step up to the plat(...)

George Hook: his guests  on Newstalk’s The Right Hook were 94 per cent male.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In a recent discussion about how the new gender quotas for political parties are playing out, Newstalk Breakfast Show presenter Chris Donoghue said, “(...)