A couple who survived the Batalcan attacks have  expressed concern over the manner in which the Shelbourne Hotel was evacuated after a fire alarm went off in the hotel on three separate occasions in the middle of night. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Shelbourne Hotel has insisted “correct protocols” were followed after it was criticised for not assisting a wheelchair-bound survivor of the Batac(...)

Bertie Ahern: the former taoiseach made a shameless attempt to rewrite the past on Sunday with Miriam

Perhaps it’s all the Star Wars hype, but the name of one instalment of the sci-fi saga springs to mind when summing up radio in 2015. Having come th(...)

Emergency workers remove a car in the area of Corbally in Limerick city Ireland, as flooding continues along the banks of the River Shannon. Photograph. PA

Compensation for owners of uninsured small businesses affected by flooding will be paid before Christmas, Minister of State for the Office of Public W(...)

Accounts of damage caused by flooding dominated the airwaves: The river Suck at Ballinasloe after Storm Desmond hit the area over last weekend. Photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps/PA

Bemoaning seasonal excess is practically compulsory at this time of year, but there has been real anguish on the airwaves this week about current sur(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he was “pro-life” and against abortion on demand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A consensus is emerging in Fine Gael that the unborn should maintain a constitutional protection in any review of abortion legislation. The (...)

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur: Paris’s motto – Latin for Tossed But Not Sunk – on the Eiffel Tower. Photograph: Reuters

In a week that has belonged to the events of Paris, there is often guilt in a radio presenter’s voice when a programme shifts to a lesser item. This m(...)

Marian Finucane’s Saturday show was the brightest star in the RTÉ stable gaining 23,000 listeners over the last three months taking the programme’s total listenership to 396,000, according to the JNLR figures. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 and 2FM have plenty of reasons to be cheerful following the publication of the latest radio listenership figures but there will be few (...)

Michael O’Flynn: concedes the “genuine, hardworking community” of developers made mistakes, but says bodies such as Nama have made things much worse. Photo: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

There’s a scene in the 1975 conspiracy thriller Three Days of the Condor where the fugitive hero, played by Robert Redford, asks a CIA boss who was(...)

Brendan O’Carroll: “It’s a cliche, but whatever about being a hit in England and South Africa and Canada and New Zealand and Australia, you want to be recognised at home.” Photograph: Barry McCall

He has been a bona-fide star for years, but Brendan O’Carroll is never too far from a reminder of his old life. When he hears of people in financia(...)

Marian Finucane: Sidesteps any creeping unpleasantness during a discussion on rural crime.

Gangs roaming with impunity, innocent families kidnapped for petty sums, terrified householders arming themselves to protect elderly relatives, a G(...)