Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

Derek Davis: said he had developed his large, ebullient “persona” to match his size. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

  “Derek Davis could well have been with me on the boat on Lough Sheelin today, waiting for the mayfly to rise,” said Derek Evans, friend (...)

The RTE presenter Derek Davis with Irish Rose contestants at a reception to announce details of the 38th Rose of Tralee International Festival in 1996. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former broadcaster and RTÉ presenter Derek Davis has died, the State broadcaster has announced.Born in Co Down, he started his media career as a news (...)

Ivan Yates: “We’ve had a dog licking his testicles; we’ll have people feeling their testicles,” says the Newstalk presenter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some of Newstalk’s big-name presenters have been talking an awful lot of balls. It’s not that Ivan Yates and Pat Kenny have started spouting opinio(...)

“I do think we will be living in Gorse Hill next year otherwise we wouldn’t be taking our cases,” Blake O Donnell, son of solicitor Brian O’Donnell. Pic: Collins Courts

Blake O’Donnell, whose family is fighting eviction from Gorse Hill in Killiney, has said he is confident they will still be living in their south Dub(...)

Labour TD Pat Rabbitte accused the national broadcaster of being “lopsided”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former communications minister Pat Rabbitte did not mince his words when describing RTÉ as a “recruitment sergeant” for the far left and Sinn Féin on (...)

Ireland fans get a grip on the RBS Six Nations Trophy as the rugby team arrive back to Dublin Airport. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:52

The victorious Ireland rugby team arrived back into Dublin Airport on Sunday afternoon to an ecstatic welcome after their Six Nations win. Hund(...)

David Gough: “I understand the GAA’s viewpoint. I completely understand it. There has been no fall-out between me and the powers-that-be in the GAA over it.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On Saturday night referee David Gough managed to distribute the free count between Dublin and Tyrone 7-25 and yet – apart from a couple queries from J(...)

“The GAA is not a vehicle for other people’s political messages. You leave your politics at the door,” the organisation said.

The GAA has said it cannot allow its games to be used for political purposes after refusing to allow a referee wear a rainbow armband. A spokesman sai(...)

Weekday afternoons before the commuter rush kicks in aren’t the busiest of times for radio listening, but the addition of Ray D’Arcy to the 3pm to 4.3(...)