George Hook: don’t expect him to cede his berth in the name of politically correct poppycock any time soon. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a week that sees the publication of a report highlighting the scarcity of female voices on radio, it’s good to hear George Hook step up to the plat(...)

Noelle Lenihan was second on her debut at World Championships. Photograph by Francois Nel/Getty Images.

As medal hauls go, the one the Irish team brought back from the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, last month was an impressiv(...)

Orla Barry claimed a bronze medal on Tuesday morning in Doha. Photograph: Inpho

Double Paralympian Orla Barry has continued the impressive success of the Irish Paralympic athletics team at the World Championships in Doha claiming (...)

 Ireland’s Noelle Lenihan competing in the Women’s Discus F37, where she won silver at the World Paralympics Games in Doha, Qatar. Photograph:     Marcus Hartmann/Sportsfile

Fifteen-year-old Noelle Lenihan completed a stunning debut in a major championship as she won the silver medal in the discus at the Paralympic Games i(...)

Michael McKillop will  look to add the T38 1500m  title to the 800m gold he won on Wednesday. Photograph:  Pat Murphy / Sportsfile

Ireland’s Lorraine Regan finished fifth in the F57 Shot Put with a throw of 6.88m on the penultimate day of competition at the Paralympic Athletics Eu(...)

Jason Smyth has been reclassified from T13 to T12 by the International Paralympic Committee due to the deterioration of his eye condition. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Just 24 hours before the start of the Paralympic Athletics European Championships, Derry’s four-time Paralympic gold medallist Jason Smyth has been re(...)

Mattress Mick, who was hailed by a desperate Tubridy as “the stuff of legend”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The sunshine may be giving the country a much-needed fillip, but not everyone welcomes the summer. Ryan Tubridy (2FM, weekdays), for one, bemoans the (...)

Norah Casey: new magazine show on Newstalk on Sundays from 10am

Norah Casey will present an hour-long magazine show called Mindfood on Newstalk on Sundays from 10am, as part of the Communicorp station’s new weekend(...)

 Rory Doody has had mental health issues. He is now married with a family and works as a recovery development advocate with the Bantry-based Home Focus team, helping people with mental health problems.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.  See for more photos and video

It feels sometimes as if he wasn’t there at all. It’s as if he was a spectator watching scenes in a movie of his life, played by an actor. Here’s one:(...)

James Behan:  “Growing up in the care system I... have seen a lot of things I would consider problems.”  Photograph: Conor McCabe

Mental health services for children and adolescents over the last decade can only be described as “woefully inadequate”, the Minister for Children, Fr(...)