The hailstones were doing a merry dance on the bare toes and sparkly Louboutin shoes of model Rosanna Davison. “It’s mind over matter,” she said, smil(...)

RTÉ’s deputy director general Kevin Bakhurst leaving the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The notion that RTÉ is politically biased makes little sense, the chair of its board Moya Doherty has said. It would fundamentally destroy trus(...)

A weasel on a woodpecker’s back as the bird flies through the air in Hornchurch, Essex. Photograph: Martin Le-May.

“A lot of people think that RTÉ news is incredibly serious,” RTÉ deputy director general Kevin Bakhurst noted at the RTÉ Player International launch b(...)

Managing Director of RTÉ News and Current Affairs Kevin Bakhurst says the new correspondent appointment was possible thanks to “significant savings” since the closure of the London bureau two years ago. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

RTÉ News has announced plans to appoint a new London correspondent, two years after the broadcaster shut its office in the city. The RTÉ London bureau(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham: the “most obvious problem” is ensuring a fair trial. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The questions raised by social media are some of the biggest facing the courts system, the Chief Justice has said. Mrs Justice Susan Denham said the “(...)

Lorna Hayden (centre) from Dunlavin, Co Wicklow, cheering  at the Punchestown Festival in Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Punchestown Festival usually signals the end of the winter jumps season but yesterday it also heralded the arrival of summer. Racing(...)

During President Michael D Higgins’s visit to Britain earlier this month, RTÉ combined its resources with those of the BBC, Sky and ITV to provide live pool coverage of the speech-laden highlights. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/Fennell Photography

In the early days of the BBC, radio news bulletins only went out after 7pm. “I do not think there is much demand for an earlier bulletin,” said Joh(...)

The “sky did not fall in” when Pat Kenny defected from RTÉ to Newstalk, observed one member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications

RTÉ’s competitors are “talking to other people who they want to lure away from us”, the broadcaster’s deputy director-general Kevin Bakhurst told a(...)

Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: a fixture on Christmas television listings.

Everyone’s a critic, and that goes doubly so for members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications, who yesterday got t(...)

RTÉ director-general Noel Curran, pictured in the RTÉ Digital area of its Montrose base in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

RTÉ has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s “restrictive” defamation law. Director-general Noel Curran said the broadcaster was bound by “strict a(...)