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(...)

Bertie Ahern: the former taoiseach made a shameless attempt to rewrite the past on Sunday with Miriam

Perhaps it’s all the Star Wars hype, but the name of one instalment of the sci-fi saga springs to mind when summing up radio in 2015. Having come th(...)

Accounts of damage caused by flooding dominated the airwaves: The river Suck at Ballinasloe after Storm Desmond hit the area over last weekend. Photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps/PA

Bemoaning seasonal excess is practically compulsory at this time of year, but there has been real anguish on the airwaves this week about current sur(...)

Seán Quinn is now free of his three-year bankruptcy term and reportedly working as a “consultant” for a business that was once part of the Quinn Group and is now owned by some of his former employees. This is good news for him but of little comfort to taxpayers. Photograph: Collins

On the corner of St Stephen’s Green and Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin, the final touches are being put to Denis O’Brien’s “LXV” building, which seems to(...)

  Robbie Henshaw: “I’m not making any decisions yet at the moment. I’m just waiting until all the options come in and then I’m going to assess what is the best for my career.”

Robbie Henshaw reiterated his intention to examine all his options in relation to where he’ll be playing his rugby next season, admitting that it is u(...)

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(...)

Enda Kenny: “The governor told me, it looks like this weekend . . . you’ll have to put the army around the banks and around the ATM machines, and introduce capital controls like they had in Cyprus.” Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

‘The Curious Case of Irish Banks, the Army and a Prime Minister”. That was the headline which the international news agency Bloomberg put on its story(...)