John Banville writes crime novels under the Benjamin Black pseudonym. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The first Imagine Crime Writing Award will be presented to Irish novelist John Banville during this year’s Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford. Waterfo(...)

RTÉ2’s ‘Reality Bites’ series includes 2FM DJ Louise McSharry’s ‘F*** Cancer’, which follows her as she prepares to marry her fiancé Gordon Spierin while battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

What was a modest, six-part documentary strand last year has, in RTÉ2’s new autumn schedule, grown to 18 one-hour films from subjects ranging from wei(...)

Vogue Williams and Angela Scanlon during an announcement of a new season of programmes on RTÉ Two at RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The 1916 centenary looms large for many Irish media groups, but how does a television channel aimed at 15-34-year-olds approach the topic? By commissi(...)

Father Ted: Its Christmas special from 1996 was the most-watched programme on RTÉ 2 in December 2014.

RTÉ 2 has taken a few swerves in direction since Father Ted and Father Dougal first got lost in the lingerie department. Back then, the channel was ca(...)

Bill Malone seen with camera equipment  on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand three months after the tsunami hit.

Bill Malone, Controller RTE 2 At that time in 2004, I was really into scuba diving. We flew to Phuket and drove 200 kilometres up the coast to (...)

Connected, which has won RTÉ2 legions of female fans

In October of last year, Bill Malone was half a year into the job of channel controller of RTÉ2. At the time, Malone spoke at a mile a minute in hi(...)

A campaign by the recently rebranded RTÉ2 to improve its popularity with younger viewers is showing some signs of progress, with the second series of (...)

The Connected cast (from left)  Alanna Diggin, Nicole McQuillan, Elayne Harrington, Venetia Quick, Anna Ryan and Kate McGrew

A young woman from Tralee struggling to cope with her dad’s death. A performance artist going home to Ohio to tell her folks she’s now a stripper i(...)

Connected, a reality show following six Irish women (from left): Alanna Diggin, Nicole McQuillan, Elayne Harrington, Venetia Quick, Anna Ryan, Kate McGrew

Bill Malone, channel controller at RTÉ Two today unveils not just the autumn schedule for the channel, but a new identity for the station, which he s(...)

Adrian Lynch of Animo Television, who will become RTÉ One channel controller in November

Animo Television, the production company owned by the incoming RTÉ One controller Adrian Lynch, is making a documentary for RTÉ about pornography. The(...)