Ray D’Arcy on public service broadcasting: ‘I don’t know if giving a small minority a disproportionate amount of airtime in the name of balance is serving the public’

Ray D’Arcy is sitting in the RTÉ canteen looking slightly bemused. Being back is odd, he says. “Odd,” he repeats. “Quite odd,” he adds. D’Arcy (...)

When it came on the market two years ago, 5 Brighton Avenue, a refurbished Victorian end of terrace house in the comfortable coastal suburb of Monk(...)

Reviewing the weekend’s GAA, Ryan Tubridy got his games mixed up and stated that Dublin had beaten Kilkenny. Tubridy returned to the post-Morning Ireland slot on RTÉ Radio 1, on Monday September 7th. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

He’s back in the same berth he left five years ago, and he has lost an hour of precious airtime in the process. On the face of things, returning to(...)


The Late Late Show returns for its 54th season tonight. If each episode were to start with a “previously on the Late Late Show” segment it would be(...)

Vodafone Ireland chief executive Anne O’Leary  with Ryan Tubridy.

Vodafone Ireland will sponsor Ryan Tubridy’s new programme on RTÉ Radio 1 under a one-year deal. The communications company will concentrate on promot(...)

Joanne O’Riordan (19) from Millstreet, Co Cork, with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Áras an Uachtarain in 2014.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teenager Joanne O’Riordan has been awarded the prestigious Junior Chamber International (JCI) Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Ms O’Riorda(...)

Renault Ireland is the new sponsor of The Late Late Show, following Sky Broadband’s decision not to renew its deal for a third year. Renault is under(...)

Rose of Tralee  Elysha Brennan pictured in Tralee’s town park  on her firse day as the Rose of Tralee . Photograph: Domnick Walsh 4:35

The new Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan (22) insists she will be her own woman. She admits there was an “ongoing joke” among the other Roses that they (...)

Kentucky Rose Emily Hughes   with Rose of Tralee host  Dáithí Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A doctor, a cancer survivor, a cancer survivor who wants to become a doctor, and a PhD student were among the finalists in the first night of the Rose(...)

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 (...)