Noel Curran, outgoing director-general of RTÉ. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The ongoing search for the 11th director-general of RTÉ is being held behind closed doors rather than, say, via a televised competition with jaunty th(...)

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(...)

There is so much hype about diet and exercise that sensible adults want to go to bed and pull the duvet over their heads. Photograph: Thinkstock

January could be a lovely month with a stretch in the evenings and days an hour longer than at the winter solstice. However, there is so much hype abo(...)

Jenny and Gavin Drake were flying home from an extended business trip in Scotland last October with their son Aidan when Ms Drake went into labour just over halfway through her expected term of pregnancy. She gave birth to Zoe Ireland who weighed just 1 lb 13 oz.

Four-month premature baby Zoe Ireland and her parents arrived home in Tennessee on Saturday after an anonymous individual donated €30,000 for a medica(...)

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(...)

Ryan Tubridy: introduces RTÉ One controller Adrian Lynch.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“Once we were made aware by the BBC of the significance of this episode RTÉ made a decision to simulcast the episode with the BBC rather than disappoi(...)

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(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a number of complaints against the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 in which the issue of abortion was discussed. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a number of complaints against the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 in which the issue of abortio(...)

Joe Duffy and Brendan O’Carroll in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.

RTÉ One is turning to a perennial ratings favourite Mrs Brown’s Boys to underpin its Christmas schedule. The commercially successful but critically (...)

My family are tucking merrily into the free cheese and wine buffet and taking turns getting their picture taken in front of a sign on a table that says “Reserved for Pamela Anderson” Photograph:  Isa Foltin/Getty Images

Some people are cut out for live television. I’m not one of them. I remember this a bit too late while sitting in a chair in RTÉ’s make-up departme(...)