Sean Moncrieff discussed the dangers of Christmas at home. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is, unfortunately, a familiar story. Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) hears of a benign religious tradition whose meaning and message have be(...)

1,357,400 – the average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

1,357,400Average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November. Although the number of viewers was down slightly on last year, it was once again the(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald defended her decision to name a number of individuals whose names appear in the whistleblower dossier handed to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has called for a judicial inquiry into the allegations made against former senior political figures in a (...)

Ivan Yates: ‘The psychological damage to yesteryear’s boarding-school pupils is worthy of thought.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In all the scrutiny given to the historical institutionalisation of children in Ireland, no consideration has been given to the legacy of boarding (...)

Swansong: Clive James’s appearance on The Book Show, on RTÉ, provided the radio moment of the week. Photograph: Hazel Thompson/New York Times

For all that it’s important to stay informed, tuning into the morning news is rarely conducive to a bright start to the day. When not depressing li(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has defended Enda Kenny, saying: ‘I could not see a leader who is further out of the bunker than the Taoiseach’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Taoiseach’s leadership in the wake of the Irish Water debacle has been defended by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe.He was responding to c(...)

Aerogen was named overall winner of the Irish Exporters Association, Export Industry Awards 2014 last night. Pictured from left to right: Jonny Cosgrove, Eileen Duffy, Fiona Power, John Power, Bernadette Power, Simon Donoghue, Eileen Sweeney, Orla McGovern and Tom McGovern. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Aerogen, the medical device and drug delivery company, was named Exporter of the Year at the annual Export Industry Awards last night.The Co Galway-ba(...)

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(...)

 Ivan Yates: irreverent, driven and witty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ivan Yates became a TD aged just 21, having been elected at 19 to Enniscorthy Urban District Council. He was minister for agriculture in his 30s, and (...)

Writer Roddy Doyle and Roy Keane pose for photographs at the Aviva Stadium with their book, Roy Keane The Second Half. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Roy Keane’s second autobiography has lived up to its publisher’s great expectations, selling 10,742 copies in Irish bookstores in the first three days(...)