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 (...)

Ryan Tubridy in 2005 when he started his 9am RTÉ Radio 1 slot. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Ryan Tubridy is to rejoin RTÉ Radio 1 after a five-year break. Tubridy will take over the 9am slot that he held for several years before departing to(...)

Ryan Tubridy at the launch of his book ‘ The Irish are Coming’. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Profits at the media firm owned by one of RTÉ’s top earner, Ryan Tubridy, last year plummeted from over €250,000 to just €9,504. The cash balance at T(...)

Ivan Yates: ‘Newstalk Breakfast’ gained 35,000 listeners year on year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“JNLR day” has come round again for Irish radio presenters, producers and executives, with a fresh batch of Joint National Listenership Research figur(...)

A video clip of a mother being reunited with her daughter after three years on The Late Late Show has been watched almost 1 million times.

One of the aftershocks of the economic collapse was the return to high levels of emigration, with more than 200,000 Irish-born people leaving the c(...)

Wexford student Dara Tuinstra was rewarded with a €500 book voucher for herself and a library worth €7,500 for her school, Gorey Educate Together, after winning the Eason Spelling Bee national final at RTÉ studios in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell’s.

A Wexford primary school student has won the Eason Spelling Bee for her correct spelling of the word ‘multiplicity’. Dara Tuinstra (12) was rewarded w(...)

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(...)

David McSavage:‘A desperation to prove myself to others, sponsored by an extreme feeling of unworthiness, is the thing that drives me to produce good things.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

My Obituary is a column in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some may be famous, others n(...)

Vincent, inspired by the art of Van Gogh, is a special song for lots of people. One of them is my mother

Vincent by Don McLean. It’s one of the most moving, beautiful, insightful, could-listen-to-it-forever songs ever written, in my opinion. The song w(...)