The shorthand for podcasting is that you can say it’s like pre-recorded radio for the internet

People talk about the Serial podcast the way they talk about Netflix’s House of Cards. It is clever, absorbing, entertaining and addictive. Not only d(...)

Bono with his wife Ali and U2 band members Larry Mullen , Adam Clayton and The Edge, at the funeral of radio DJ Tony Fenton, at Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Not many people can persuade U2 to play at their funeral, but not many people are Tony Fenton. The Dude, as he was affectionately known to his friends(...)

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 (...)

RTÉ 2fm presenters Jenny Greene  and Nicky Byrne.

Supermarket chain Aldi is to sponsor 2fm’s The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene in a 14-month agreement understood to be worth about €300,000.The la(...)

Ed Sheeran fans queue before an intimate gig for RTE 2fm  in front of an invited audience of listeners at RTE Radio studios. Dan Healy, the controller of 2fm, has said it is a matter of public record that he has been given between 24 and 36 months to turn the station around.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The controller of 2fm has said it is a matter of public record that he has been given between 24 and 36 months to turn the station around. Dan Healy (...)

2fm presenter Larry Gogan to move to weekend broadcasting. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

RTÉ 2fm’s longest standing presenter Larry Gogan is leaving weekday radio. Gogan (75), who is moving back to a weekend slot, is the only 2fm presente(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: on Wednesday he told the Dáil he would like the commission’s remit to be extended to include the interconnector. Photograph: Frank Miller

Politics witnessed what Larry Gogan calls a “golden oldie” this week, a blast from the past that filled us all with nostalgia. In this instance, it wa(...)