Leicester City chief executive Susan Whelan. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

It is that sort of business, but just as Claudio Ranieri and his Leicester City side of previous unknowns are taking the Premier League by storm this (...)

Pat Kenny will moderate the debate with fellow broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The first debate among the leaders of the main political parties will take place on TV3 on Thursday. Enda Kenny, Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams and Joan(...)

Terry Wogan on air: Gay Byrne, Brendan Balfe and Mike Murphy paid tribute to him on Sunday With Miriam (RTÉ Radio 1). Photograph: Katie Collins/PA

This is Ryan. He talks on the radio. Ryan does not like silly words. He wants things to be simple. The late Terry Wogan may have used childlike senten(...)

Party leaders will take part in four televised pre-election debates between now and February 26th

Four televised debates for party leaders have been scheduled for the general election campaign. RTÉ has proposed two – one involving seven parties an(...)

Political pedigree: Ivan Yates and his fellow Newstalk Breakfast anchor Chris Donoghue

Whenever Enda Kenny does go to the country, it can’t come soon enough for Ivan Yates. The former Fine Gael minister and current cohost of Breakfast (N(...)

Social Democrats launching their manifesto on O’Connell Street, from left Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Social Democrats have chosen Stephen Donnelly as their leader “for one night only” for the purposes of a televised pre-election debate. RTÉ has p(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, at a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

It was (to paraphrase Dickens) the best of years, it was the worst of years. On January 25th last year Greeks elected their first ever left-wing (as d(...)

David Bowie’s influential recordings were in short supply on Lyric and 2FM. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

As a presenter with the challenge of cheering up those souls up and about before 7am, Shay Byrne’s greatest asset is his sanguine affability. As he pl(...)

The funeral of Wesley Burrowes, the writer of the long-running drama ‘Glenroe’, at Christ Church in Bray Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Writer Wesley Burrowes was remembered at his funeral on Wednesday as a man of wit and charm, a lover of many things but, above all, a storyteller who (...)

Jockey Adrian Heskin after competing in The Cardinal Capital Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Covering the races at Leopardstown at Christmas always feels a bit like staring in a Samuel Beckett play, except it’s Bono not Godot that has folk wai(...)