A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor of Duran Duran performing Girls on Film on Top of the Pops on July 30th, 1981. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

Thursday evenings were sacred in our house growing up. It was the night of the week that my mam did the “big shop”. While I was busy attempting to sly(...)

Radio head: Ian Wilson, who will leave RTÉ in 2018 after 40 years with the station. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everyone in the RTÉ canteen seems to know Ian Wilson. The radio producer has a nod and words for every table, from the production team taking a break (...)

Chris de Burgh playing Berlin’s Ein Herz Fuer Kinder Gala in  December 2014. Photograph: Franziska Krug/Getty Images

Consistency is rare in rock’n’roll, so you have to applaud singer Chris de Burgh for upending the stereotype. He has, through the entirety of his care(...)

During a harrowing discussion on sucide, Ray D’Arcy let flow his lively social conscience, which is less in evidence these days than when he was at Today FM.

Charged with keeping listeners tuned into RTÉ Radio 1 during the weekday afternoon, Ray D’Arcy and Joe Duffy effectively take on the roles of good co(...)

The shorthand for podcasting is that you can say it’s like pre-recorded radio for the internet

People talk about the Serial podcast the way they talk about Netflix’s House of Cards. It is clever, absorbing, entertaining and addictive. Not only d(...)

Bono with his wife Ali and U2 band members Larry Mullen , Adam Clayton and The Edge, at the funeral of radio DJ Tony Fenton, at Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Not many people can persuade U2 to play at their funeral, but not many people are Tony Fenton. The Dude, as he was affectionately known to his friends(...)

Marian Finucane: her weekend radio show on RTÉ 1 has 366,000 listeners on Saturday, up 16,000 on the last survey, while 351,000 people tune in on Sundays, which is 9,000 more than before. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 continued to lose listeners across its weekday schedule, but the station made gains at the weekend and there are signs of stability at 2fm(...)

Dancing at the Metropole in Dublin in 1968. Photograph:  Kevin McMahon

The way Danny Hughes tells it, the first disco in the country happened like this. It was May 1965, and the 18-year-old was looking for an alternative (...)

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(...)