Dancing at the Metropole in Dublin in 1968. Photograph:  Kevin McMahon

The way Danny Hughes tells it, the first disco in the country happened like this. It was May 1965, and the 18-year-old was looking for an alternative (...)

Father Brian D’Arcy says RTÉ’s proposal to close the long wave service in February will deprive a generation of older emigrants in Britain of a link to home. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Well-known priest Fr Brian D’Arcy has called on RTÉ to suspend the closure of its long wave radio service for five years. Speaking at a press conferen(...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny, who left RTÉ to join Newstalk. RTÉ managing director Jim Jennings said the company would have paid Kenny to stay put if it had been overpaying its radio presenters.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

RTÉ’s managing director of radio has said that if they were willing to overpay presenters they would have kept Pat Kenny. Kenny moved to Newstalk in t(...)

RTÉ has announced that it will delay the closing down of its longwave service until the New Year. RTÉ’s managing director of radio Jim Jennings admitt(...)

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(...)

Jim Jennings, new managing director of RTÉ Radio pictured at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Montrose. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ Radio has appointed Jim Jennings as its new managing director after a public competition to fill the role.Mr Jennings (50), a former head of RTÉ R(...)

Seán O’Rourke with senior producer Kay Sheehy and first guest, writer Edna O’Brien, at the Radio Centre in RTÉ for his first day presenting the ‘Today with Seán O’Rourke’ programme. Photograph: Frank Miller

Is the fatness of the Communicorp marketing wallet getting to some people within RTÉ? On Monday, Seán O’Rourke, interviewing two members of Second Cap(...)

This morning’s radio programmes, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Pat Kenny Show, are the first test of Newstalk’s strategy of poaching one of RTÉ’s big stars in a bid to get RTÉ Radio One listeners to “move that dial”. Photographs: Frank Miller/The Irish Times; Jason Clarke Photography

lThe much anticipated battle of the Irish airwaves has started with RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke and Newstalk’s Pat Kenny going head-to-head. This morni(...)

Embracing the future:  Joe Duffy kisses Miriam O’Callaghan, while Des  Cahill and Mary Wilson look on, at the launch of RTÉ Radio 1’s new schedule of programmes yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The shadow of Pat Kenny has been lingering over RTÉ. At the launch of Radio 1’s new schedule, the station decided to confront it, and tease it m(...)

Today with Seán O’Rourke will primarily be a news and current affairs programme with heavyweight interviewees. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Today with Seán O’Rourke will feature a souped-up arrangement of the old Today with Pat Kenny theme tune when it makes its debut on Monday, but oth(...)