Eight-inch howitzers of 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery open up on the German lines during the Battle of the Somme in August 1916. The Irish appetite for first World War centenary coverage is large, particularly as it was hidden away for so long. Photograph: Lt J W Brooke/IWM via Getty Images

August 4th, the 100th anniversary of the day Britain declared war on Germany, will mark the “peak” first World War centenary coverage on Radio 1, but (...)

The grotto in Granard where 15-year-old Ann Lovett gave birth to her son. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As Gay Byrne said on his programme, just over two weeks after the Ann Lovett story broke, there were “too many letters. They couldn’t be ignored.” (...)

Journalist and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson, presenter of The Book Show

The Book Show, RTÉ Radio 1’s new, er, show about books and the “world of writing”, turns its first page this Saturday evening, with a celebration of M(...)

Claudia Seaver from Alaska chats with Karen Greene dressed as ‘The Earl of Bellamont’ from a painting by Joshua Reynolds  as ‘Paintings Come to Life’ in advance of Culture Night tonight at the National Gallery of Ireland. The Gallery will be one of many cultural institutions which will provide free access and remain open till 9:30pm  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Culture Night moves to another plane tonight with 1,300 events across 34 regions of the country, making it the biggest to date by far. It will also be(...)

Lorelei Harris, editor of arts, features, drama and independent production for RTÉ Radio 1, in RTÉ radio centre in Montrose. Photograph: Alan Betson

Proving that Radio 1 is about far more than just whose voice comes over the airwaves before lunch, flagship arts show Arena will broadcast a three-(...)