Weekday afternoons before the commuter rush kicks in aren’t the busiest of times for radio listening, but the addition of Ray D’Arcy to the 3pm to 4.3(...)

Marian Finucane: her weekend radio show on RTÉ 1 has 366,000 listeners on Saturday, up 16,000 on the last survey, while 351,000 people tune in on Sundays, which is 9,000 more than before. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 continued to lose listeners across its weekday schedule, but the station made gains at the weekend and there are signs of stability at 2fm(...)

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(...)