Sean O’Rourke: Audience on Radio 1 is now higher than Pat Kenny’s was in his final full year at the station. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings(...)

Anyone who has done research in newspapers knows that eventually you drift away from the research and just end up reading the paper. Whether it’s The (...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media election has begun and it’s a needy business. Politicians only want enough Xs to get over the line. Media organisations target floating vote(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A farmer with a bucket of slop - an image from UTV Ireland’s on-screen brand “refresh”, unveiled in September.

Another year in the triumphs and travails of the media and there is one puzzle with the power to fox daily. Not why is every YouTube celebrity some(...)

Enda Kenny’s pussyfooting has reached such a level of deftness that if he’s not taoiseach in the next government, he’s a sure thing for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins.

‘Language is not just powerful, it is a very strong weapon.” So said Renua Senator Paul Bradford, who last week decided, “There are no such babies as (...)

Pat Kenny’s coolly inquiring manner is a welcome reminder of his past career as a current affairs reporter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Having broadcast a blow-by-blow account of his experience of commuting by bike some months back, Pat Kenny again outlines his chosen modes of transpo(...)

Mara Clarke, director of the Abortion Support Network. Photograph: Emma Campbell

Irish women seeking help from a charity that helps them pay for abortion in Britain have done “very desperate and dangerous things” in efforts to term(...)

Ireland squad member Monika Dukraska is the top name at competing at the provinces indoors championship’s at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Other sports may hibernate at this time of year: rowing can go indoors. The provinces indoor rowing championships at University of Limerick and the U(...)