There is pressure of a different kind on the only two post-watershed dramas on the schedule: Clean Break is notable for being the first RTÉ drama in some time to be set in a small town, while Rebellion has obvious “national conversation” credentials. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Ryan Tubridy, hosting RTÉ One’s season launch event in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre, wondered if bringing 1916-themed drama Rebellion to screen was a (...)

Ray D’Arcy is taking over the Saturday night slot

Bob Geldof on WB Yeats, David McWilliams on Ireland’s wealth gap and Joe Duffy reminiscing about Liveline’s “most memorable stories” will all featu(...)

RTÉ One’s Wexford-set drama ‘Clean Break’ starring (l-r) Damien Molony, Kelly Thornton, Adam Fergus and Aidan McArdle. The four-parter will be one of the highlights of the channel’s new season, which is being launched today.

One of the first things RTÉ One channel controller Adrian Lynch admits is that he would like more drama – “big drama”, as he calls it. Ireland’s publi(...)

A media production company owned by RTÉ’s highest-paid star, Ray D’Arcy, reported accumulated losses of almost €150,000 last year

A media production company owned by RTÉ’s highest-paid star, Ray D’Arcy, reported accumulated losses of almost €150,000 last year, according to its la(...)

Newstalk presenter Pat Kenny has lost 8,000 listeners since the last JNLR survey. He now has an audience of 134,000.

RTÉ Radio 1 has recovered some of the audience it lost last year, the latest snapshot of the Irish radio industry confirms. Newstalk and RTÉ 2fm held (...)

Back in the studio after his cycle into work, a more recognisable Pat Kenny returns, by turns informed, inquisitive and toe-curlingly awkward. Photograph: Frank Miller

All broadcasters worth their salt aspire to take the road less travelled and be different. But it’s understandable when, faced with the relentless (...)

Brendan O’Connor on the set of ‘The Saturday Night Show’, which was axed by RTÉ One controller Adrian Lynch to  make way for a new Ray D’Arcy vehicle.

“After all these years, I’ve finally got my own email in RTÉ, ” Brendan O’Connor declared to listeners on his first morning of summer cover for Radio (...)

EU commissioner Phil Hogan: “I cannot get satisfaction from the Greek authorities or even get replies to letters sent since last Christmas.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger

The impending arrival of the commissioner for agriculture sparked panic in the Oireachtas catering division on Tuesday as worried staff rushed to hide(...)

Longed for: Seven Years and Nine Months is about an Irish couple having a child through a surrogate mother

She needs a mother for life, not just for nine months. As an argument against same-sex marriage, the poster that so described surrogacy during the ref(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni and  John Delaney at the Galway Races in 2008.  Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Giovanni Trapattoni, former manager of the Irish soccer team, has provided many memorable quotes over the years; one of his most stinging came in reac(...)