A total of 143,000 listeners have “moved the dial” to Pat Kenny’s show on Newstalk while Seán O’Rourke, who replaced him on RTÉ Radio 1 now has 295,000 listeners, down from an audience of 334,000 recorded a year earlier.

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the latest snapshot of the radio market shows, while Newstalk continues to make gains and(...)

Catherine Conroy writing in her yard, with bunting and bells for company

I am sitting in the garden, reading and working on college assignments. I look up to see my dad standing at the back door, looking unconvinced. I s(...)

Broadcasters Pat Kenny and Sean O’Rourke pictured in October.  Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Pat Kenny’s Newstalk show has gained has gained 18,000 audience since the last survey but his listenership figures are still less than a third of his (...)

Both 2fm’s Ryan Tubridy (above) and his Today FM rival Ray D’Arcy recorded audience declines. Photograph: Frank Miller

RTÉ Radio presenters Ronan Collins, Claire Byrne and Dave Fanning were among the individual winners in the latest snapshot of Irish radio ratings, but(...)

I was on holiday in France in 2008 with my family. I was feeling really tired all the time, drinking a lot of liquids and sweating a lot. I was also g(...)

Chewed up, spat out, Friday after Friday: Pat Kenny in the Late Late Show studio

An irony about Pat Kenny’s move to an independent broadcaster is that if, in a parallel Ireland, he had forged his career in the unforgiving world of (...)

Ryan Tubridy: in the Top 20 last time

When it comes to the quarterly release of radio ratings, there have been a few dead certs in recent years: RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland will head the(...)

Dan Healy (left), head of 2FM, and Pat Creed of Warner Music. Photograph:  Tony Kinlan

The changing of the guard at 2fm is always a good time to kick the tyres at the station. As Dan Healy takes over the big office from John McMahon, the(...)

Catriona Kearney, (right) celebrates with fellow Ireland team members Laura Jane Dunne, Karina Houlihan and Brid Lynch in the 4x50 freestyle relay during the Special Olympics World Games in June 2003. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

MARK HILLIARD and OLIVIA KELLEHERTen years since Ireland hosted some 7,000 Special Olympians, anniversary events around the country have marked the le(...)