Ray D’Arcy: can he meet the challenge of sounding fresh within the comfortable walls of the RTÉ establishment?

Every few months, in what has become a traditional parade of floating heads and jagged graphs, radio listenership figures get a splash on the news (...)

 Ryan Tubridy pictured on the set of the  Late Late Toy Show.  Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The Late Late Toy Show once again proved that it’s not just a festive favourite with the kids as record-breaking viewer ratings gave everyone in RTÉ c(...)

RTÉ 2fm presenters Jenny Greene  and Nicky Byrne.

Supermarket chain Aldi is to sponsor 2fm’s The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene in a 14-month agreement understood to be worth about €300,000.The la(...)

Star of the show: Afternoon Tea

It is, according to Ray D’Arcy, the final straw. An astute reader of the popular mood, or at least the texts from his listeners, D’Arcy is confiden(...)

There but never in the way: Ryan Tubridy with some of the children appearing on the RTÉ Christmas special

The Late Late Toy Show returns this week. Boo to this annual tradition, said the Irish Times television critic in 1975. That year was “particularly ch(...)

A total of 143,000 listeners have “moved the dial” to Pat Kenny’s show on Newstalk while Seán O’Rourke, who replaced him on RTÉ Radio 1 now has 295,000 listeners, down from an audience of 334,000 recorded a year earlier.

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the latest snapshot of the radio market shows, while Newstalk continues to make gains and(...)

The Zoomer Dino-Boomer Toy Dinosaur, one of the “dream dozen” hot ticket  toys this  Christmas. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire 2:11

Frozen Elsa dolls, Minecraft figures and smart watches for children are set to be the top toys this Christmas, according to a “dream dozen” list of to(...)

Just like the poor, men’s violence against women will always be with us. We will talk about it, occasionally, when it involves an Oscar Pistorius or a Ched Evans, but mostly it will happen out of sight.

Just like the poor, men’s violence against women will always be with us. We will talk about it, occasionally, when it involves an Oscar Pistorius o(...)

Cheering for Ireland: Charlie Chawke. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So often the site of unseemly quarrels and heated feuds, Irish pubs again find themselves at the centre of trouble, although this time the bother d(...)

Peep show: Women on the Inside

Filming in a prison has to be a nightmare, what with all the permissions required and the restrictions, but the director of Women on the Inside (RTÉ O(...)