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 (...)

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(...)

The capricious weather may be playing havoc with our moods, but at least there’s one constant that keeps us feeling good during an Irish summer: pe(...)

Creevy Pier in Donegal Bay: Ryan Tubridy recently toured the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ryan Tubridy’s return to the Radio 1 fold had all the hallmarks of a sooner-or-later eventuality, but according to the head of the station, Tom McGuir(...)

Ryan Tubridy was good for the 9-10am slot on RTÉ 1 and it was good for him. Photograph: Frank Miller

It has been a good week for Ryan Tubridy. For years, the broadcaster has been forced to live at least part of his life by the “book” – an insider term(...)

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 (...)