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(...)

Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper: both speak with what is known as ‘vocal fry’

Remember uptalk, the practice of ending all your sentences in a question? Even the ones that aren’t questions? You do? You can take your fingers ou(...)

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(...)

Claire Byrne: ‘I expect to be respected as a professional person doing a job, not just as a woman doing a job.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘A unique, entertaining – no, engaging – current affairs programme” is how the seemingly unflappable Claire Byrne describes her new Monday night TV(...)

Former Rehab director and Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has this morning said Fine Gael is ‘possibly’ considering asking him to return to advise the party as a strategist

Former Rehab director and Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has this morning said Fine Gael is “possibly” considering asking him to return to advise(...)

Triumphant: Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As Irish radio personalities enjoy some post-Christmas downtime and look back on 2014, one presenter in particular might enjoy dusting off a copy of A(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s compliance committee said it was not an “absolute requirement” that programme makers balance a show by including speakers representing each side of a debate. Photograph: Getty

A complaint that a discussion on RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane Show was biased in favour of same-sex marriage has been rejected by the Broadcasting Au(...)

Swansong: Clive James’s appearance on The Book Show, on RTÉ, provided the radio moment of the week. Photograph: Hazel Thompson/New York Times

For all that it’s important to stay informed, tuning into the morning news is rarely conducive to a bright start to the day. When not depressing li(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett during an interview by Deaglan De Breadun in his office in Leinster House. Photograph: Frank Miller

While he is currently engaged in a row with Sinn Féin, there are few in the 31st Dáil who have been spared the sharp tongue and sometimes short temper(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said today she believed Irish Water had been set up too quickly and needed several years before it could operate properly. Photograph: The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has indicated the new water charging regime to be announced this week will in place for a minimum of three years. In advance of t(...)