Slipping into his new role: Anton Savage. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Faced with the daunting task of filling the crucial morning slot left by the departing Ray D’Arcy, Anton Savage must have anticipated some pressure(...)

Rick O’Shea: ‘Being really well-prepared and well-briefed is the key to doing any interview.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Rick O’Shea, the likable and popular broadcaster, is looking across the RTÉ canteen table at me as if he’s slowly transforming into a seal pup who (...)

Soak from Derry

ANNIE MAC BBC Radio 1 DJ LAPSLEY Eighteen, Scouse, sassy, self-taught: there is nothing not to love about Holly Fletcher. She stayed(...)

Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl performing in Marlay Park, Dublin in August 2007. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US group Foo Fighters are to play at Slane Castle next summer.Frontman Dave Grohl revealed today the rockers will play on May 30th.“Slane Castle, May (...)

“We’re not just doing cute little stories for cute little girls in pink.” Sheila de Courcy, RTÉ head of children’s content, at the station’s  Montrose television studios

RTÉjr is celebrating its first birthday this week, and the channel will mark its new status as a one- year-old by staying up 10 minutes later e(...)

Sadhbh Stack (age 10) from Dalkey and Conor Brady (age 9) from Grangegorman at the launch of The Festival of Curiosity 2013 Programme. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

There’s plenty to exercise your brain in Dublin at the Festival of Curiosity.Kicking off today and running until Sunday, the festival of science and c(...)

When  scientists transplanted stem-cell-derived photoreceptors into night-blind mice, a small number of the cells integrated into the retina at the back of the eye, they reported in Nature Biotechnology this week.

Stem cells grown “in a dish” can integrate into the back of the eye in night-blind mice, according to a new study from University College London. Prof(...)

Dan Healy (left), head of 2FM, and Pat Creed of Warner Music. Photograph:  Tony Kinlan

The changing of the guard at 2fm is always a good time to kick the tyres at the station. As Dan Healy takes over the big office from John McMahon, the(...)