2fm’s ‘Breakfast Republic’ team -  Jennifer Zamparelli, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh.

Listeners have switched off from Today FM, Newstalk and 2fm, while Radio 1 has added to its recent audience gains, the latest radio ratings show. All(...)

 Friends of Aoife Beary, Eoin Thompson and Niamh Durcan, with Jenny Greene (left) and Nicky Byrne.

A student who survived the Berkeley balcony collapse in California last summer is said to be recovering very well from injuries which had left her fig(...)

In it to win it: Nicky Byrne

Who are we sending to Eurovision? Nicky Byrne has been selected to represent Ireland in Stockholm in May. He has written Ireland’s entry, Sunlight, wi(...)

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(...)

Westlife are no more, but Nicky Byrne is hopeful the irritatingly catchy ‘Sunlight’ will bring Eurovision success to Ireland and spark a solo career for him.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

For Nicky Byrne, the launch of his Eurovision song was like the good old days of Westlife when huge media interest followed the band’s progress. Hol(...)

Nicky Byrne has co-written Ireland’s Eurovision entry ‘Sunlight’ with Wayne Hector and the composer Ronan Hardiman.

Westlife singer turned radio presenter Nicky Byrne has been selected to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision song contest in Sweden. Having e(...)

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(...)

RTÉ has been forced to withdraw a claim of substantial audience gains for two 2FM radio programmes after complaints from a rival radio station. The St(...)

Don’t call it a comeback. No, really: don’t. For starters, that’s not quite how Brian McFadden sees things. The singer/talent show judge/TV presenter(...)

Ryan Tubridy was good for the 9-10am slot on RTÉ 1 and it was good for him. Photograph: Frank Miller

It has been a good week for Ryan Tubridy. For years, the broadcaster has been forced to live at least part of his life by the “book” – an insider term(...)