Matt LeBlanc driving a new Rolls-Royce Dawn around Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, during filming for the new series of Top Gear which will return in May. Photograph: BBC/PA Wire

Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc has taken the wheel of the new Rolls-Royce Dawn and put it through its paces around Ireland’s Ring of Kerry. Viewer(...)

Terry Wogan with (left to right) Tess Daly, Alesha Dixon and Fearne Cotton during the BBC Children In Need Appeal of 2011. Photograph: PA

Usually, the gently ironic phrase “national treasure” is seen as quintessentially British. In the case of Terry Wogan, though, an exception can be mad(...)

Jay McGuiness and his professional partner Aliona Vilani perform a Pulp Fiction-themed jive. Photograph: BBC / Guy Levy

In Donegal, it was reported that Saturday evening Mass attendances were suffering. Prayers were said. Alas, there is no God, and Daniel O’Donnell is o(...)

Apple Music is “absolutely” a threat to traditional FM radio, according to Today FM’s Colm O’Sullivan, but its advent can be used to radio’s advantage too. “It makes us up our game.”

No single radio station in Ireland is “too powerful” in the eyes of the music business, while radio is still an important medium for industry reven(...)

The duchess of Cornwall meets This Morning host Philip Schofield (second left) and co-presenter Holly Willoughby, during a visit to the ITV studios to mark the broadcaster’s 60th anniversary. Photograph: Emma Clark /Getty Images

Happy birthday to ITV, 60 years old and looking it. If ITV hadn’t commissioned Press Gang, I might never have become a journalist. I blame it for a lo(...)

Irish Roots

We Irish tend to feel, with some justification, that we’re more informed about the past than most other races. Many very old issues are unresolved (...)

The Great British Bake Off: judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with presenter Mel Giedroyc. photograph: mark bourdillon

The first episode of the new series of The Great British Bake Off was the most watched opener in the show’s history, with 9.3 million tuning into the (...)

 Newstalk 106-108 FM revealed that Colette Fitzpatrick will join the station to present a brand new Sunday morning show, “The Colette Fitzpatrick Show”, sponsored by Marks & Spencer

The press release announcing the arrival of The Colette Fitzpatrick Show to the Newstalk schedule made its ambition clear. The Sunday morning show (...)

The Ireland versus Wales World Cup warm-up game will not be available for Irish viewing. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Inpho

Viewers in the Republic of Ireland will be unable to watch Saturday’s World Cup warm-up game against Wales, with the match being broadcast exclusively(...)

Clara (Jenna Coleman) from the forthcoming series of the BBC’s sci-fi export ‘Doctor Who’, which has been growing its audience in North America. Photograph: BBC

The BBC has got a big new show coming up called The Hunt, which “celebrates nature’s cleverest and most determined predators and their elusive prey”. (...)