Lad humour: Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore

You know the summer holidays are over when you’re suddenly accosted by excitable children overcompensating for their anxiety about starting back at sc(...)

Nothing typified the life of Vincent McElheron, who has died aged 70, so much as the manner of his sudden leaving of it – propped up in bed reading a (...)

Nicky Byrne: effortlessly convivial

In a classic episode of the sitcom Seinfeld, the eponymous star, Jerry, approaches television executives with an idea for “a show about nothing”. I(...)

The acquisition of Pat Kenny continues to draw listeners to Newstalk with the numbers tuning-in to his programme rising by 17.5 per cent in the second(...)

Constantin Gurdgiev: no longer “on the radar” of Irish journalists. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some celebrity economic commentators, such as the Russian-born, Dublin-based dismal scientist Constantin Gurdgiev and mortgages analyst Karl Deeter, r(...)

Newstalker: Ivan Yates

Listening to Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, there are times when they sound less like news anchors and more like a vaudeville double act. As if there (...)

Some RTÉ presenters led by Marian Finucane have also increased in popularity, but there were losses for Seán O’Rourke, Liveline and the News at One. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Newstalk continued to add listeners in the first few months of 2014, a new snapshot of the Irish radio market shows. The station, owned by Denis O’Bri(...)

Ivan Yates will deliver the after-dinner speech at the IPAV conference

It’s that time of year again when property agents up and down the country gather for the annual Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPA(...)

Pat Kenny is eventually expected to bring in more than 150,000 listeners

Newstalk wants an influx of younger listeners and “Pat Kenny loyalists” to make it “the number one talk radio station in the next five years”, says(...)

 Pat Rabbitte: ‘I would strongly counsel, don’t draw any naive conclusions about anything in this particular regard’

Sources close to the ears of the former Garda commissioner must have been sweating profusely yesterday morning. Why? Because it’s highly(...)