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(...)

The general consensus on the radio programme was that when you hit 50, you are going to find it hard to get another job or maybe even to get an interview. Photograph: Getty Images

When referred to as “dapper” the other day it struck me that I hadn’t been called that ever before and for good reason: I wasn’t old enough. It’s an a(...)

The mother of a drug addict told Liveline she had bought methadone (above) on the street for her son. “It’s absolutely horrible, but he is my son.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 28-year-old man who became a drug addict while in boarding school will commit more crimes when he is released from prison unless he gets treatment, (...)

‘Rebellion’ is a flagship five-part drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916 which started on January 3rd. It will also air on Robert Redford’s Sundance TV, which has invested in the production.

RTÉ has announced an unprecedented schedule to mark the centenary of 1916, featuring dramas, cultural coverage, a landmark history programme, and a se(...)

Broadcaster Joe Duffy told radio listeners that comic Brendan O’Carroll (above) had contacted the show and offered to cover the costs of a homeless Polish man’s funeral. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Comedian Brendan O’Carroll has volunteered to cover the funeral costs of a man who has been lying in a morgue since he was found dead in Ennis, Co Cla(...)

Talk to Joe: listeners have to wait a full five days before hearing  Liveline’s first crime horror story of January

It’s a seasonal landmark, as sure an annual marker as the first cuckoo of spring or leaves of autumn. But as 2016 unfolds, listeners eagerly awaiting (...)

Ruth Bradley as Frances in RTÉ’s ‘Rebellion’

RTÉ One’s 1916 drama Rebellion got off to a strong start on Sunday night, when its first hour-long episode was watched by 619,000 viewers, or 41 per c(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton displays awesome power and artistry when she executes a flawless dive from a small kayak into raging floodwater in Kilkenny before rapidly scrambling to dry land. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

January The new year begins on a promising note when two sporting unknowns burst on to the scene and are immediately hailed as strong medal prospect(...)

“What’s in it for the darkie?.” Hugh McElvaney demanding sterling for his troubles. Photograph: RTÉ

You will recall Cllr Hugh McElvaney demanding sterling for his troubles. The question for the next generation of pub quizzes will focus on how precise(...)

Pat Kenny’s coolly inquiring manner is a welcome reminder of his past career as a current affairs reporter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Having broadcast a blow-by-blow account of his experience of commuting by bike some months back, Pat Kenny again outlines his chosen modes of transpo(...)