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(...)

Ray D’Arcy: welcomed back at RTE Radio 1

Cash-strapped RTÉ has come under criticism in the past for paying out lucrative wages to those working for the organisation. Fear not, though, because(...)

Technical difficulties left Joe Duffy with no one to talk to.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Perplexed LiveLine listeners took to Twitter this afternoon to poke fun at the show’s misfortune after a phone line malfunction caused producers to pl(...)

France captain Thierry Henry handles the ball ahead of William Gallas’s goal which knocked Ireland out of World Cup 2010 qualification during the play-off in Paris in 2009. Photograph: Reuters. 2:45

Fifa has confirmed it made a €5 million payment to the FAI in the wake of Ireland’s controversial failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in Sout(...)

 Football Association of Ireland  statement addressing the €5 million settlement agreement with Fifa to drop legal action over the Thierry Henry handball that kept the country out of the 2010 World Cup.

Fifa released a statement on Thursday night in a bid to clarify remarks made earlier in the day by FAI chief executive John Delaney over a €5 milli(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney has confirmed the association received a payment from Fifa resulting from the fall-out from the Thierry Henry handball incident in a World Cup play-off. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney has insisted that a payment, believed to be €5 million, received by the association from Fifa resulting from the a fa(...)

Iarla O Lionáird: the sean-nós singer wants to know “why we sing and what happens to us when we do”

Once upon a time, to describe music as “noise” was not to compliment it. Even when the phrase was defiantly adopted by experimental musicians looki(...)

Ian Dempsey proved a highlight for Communicorp-owned Today FM with his listenership of 194,000 up 7,000 on the last survey.

RTÉ Radio 1 continues to lose listeners, but the troubles at 2fm show signs of easing and Newstalk has made further advances, the latest radio ratings(...)