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Don’t knock it: MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Photograph: John Locher/AP

He may be RTÉ’s best-paid broadcaster, but Ryan Tubridy doesn’t seem unduly bothered about projecting a wholesome mainstream image. During his opening(...)

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Bibi Baskin: The only problem with her appearance on RTÉ's Ray D’Arcy Show is that she’s not getting paid for it

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Michael O’Leary of Ryanair: the Hamlet of mock indignation. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Joe Duffy has done a great deal of good in his time, but if he ever ends up in line for canonisation, it will surely be due to Wednesday’s Liveline (R(...)

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As if more proof was needed that this country has a, well, complicated relationship with alcohol, it is provided on the Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk, week(...)

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Pat Hickey at the men’s lightweight double sculls final at the Olympics in Rio. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

If the build-up is to believed, the encounter between Paul Williams and Pat Hickey is set to rival storied clashes as the Rumble in the Jungle and the(...)

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Ryan Tubridy usually isn’t one to get flustered during embarrassing or awkward situations – he hosts The Late Late Show every week, after all – but on(...)

Richard Dawkins: a big fan of the son, if not the father. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s not every day the country gets a new taoiseach, so one might expect the political junkies of talk radio to get worked up about last week’s elevat(...)