2fm’s ‘Breakfast Republic’ team -  Jennifer Zamparelli, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh.

Listeners have switched off from Today FM, Newstalk and 2fm, while Radio 1 has added to its recent audience gains, the latest radio ratings show. All(...)

Ray D’Arcy:  interview with former IRA member Shane Paul O’Doherty is a reminder of the inquisitive fizz of which he is capable

Ray D’Arcy is going through the motions, during his introductory spiel on Wednesday, when he briefly sounds a note of puzzlement. “What’s that?” he as(...)

Ivan and Deirdre Yates: The High Court ruled in February that AIB was entitled to a judgment of €1.6m against Ms Yates. It demanded repayment from her, a primary school teacher, in June 2014. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Broadcaster and former minister Ivan Yates is to resign from his media commitments and is to leave Ireland for a second time. He has denied that the m(...)

Joe Duffy: for all his ability to read the electorate’s intentions, the Liveline host seems oblivious to voter fatigue

The late American writer Gore Vidal once identified “the four most beautiful words in our common language: ‘I told you so.’ ” Such triumphant self-ass(...)

The election will dominate television and radio over the weekend. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Election 2016 is set to dominate television and radio over the course of the weekend, and avid count followers are left with no shortage of options wh(...)

Pat Kenny will moderate the debate with fellow broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The first debate among the leaders of the main political parties will take place on TV3 on Thursday. Enda Kenny, Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams and Joan(...)

 Deirdre  and Ivan Yates: AIB claims Ms Yates was a majority shareholder, director and company secretary of Celtic Bookmakers and it is therefore entitled to recover from her €1.6 million. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The wife of former government minister Ivan Yates is asking the High Court not to grant a bank a €1.6 million summary judgment order against her. The (...)

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(...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media election has begun and it’s a needy business. Politicians only want enough Xs to get over the line. Media organisations target floating vote(...)

David Bowie’s influential recordings were in short supply on Lyric and 2FM. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

As a presenter with the challenge of cheering up those souls up and about before 7am, Shay Byrne’s greatest asset is his sanguine affability. As he pl(...)