Ivan Yates

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Newstalk’s ‘Hard Shoulder’ presenter Ivan Yates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Ivan Yates has overtaken Pat Kenny as Newstalk’s most popular presenter, helping the station to its highest ever market share, according to the latest(...)

Ivan Yates is frustrated at this outbreak of reasoned analysis, chiding his guest for forgetting his journalistic imperative as the silly season beckons

As a presenter, Ivan Yates has made a virtue of his provocative style and sceptical mindset. So it’s something of a surprise to hear him start the Har(...)

Newstalk and TV3 current affairs presenter Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pat Kenny’s media company saw its accumulated profits rise to almost €1.36 million in the year to the end of June 2017, accounts filed to the Companie(...)

Ryan Tubridy has lost 32,000 listeners over the past year, while Ray D’Arcy has lost 21,000, the latest figures show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Key RTÉ Radio 1 programmes Marian Finucane, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Ryan Tubridy Show were the main fallers in the latest radio ratings, whil(...)

Ivan Yates: not so much a rebel as a disrupter who enthusiastically challenges pieties and sacred cows, particularly of the liberal stripe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As subversives go, Ivan Yates is an unlikely one. A former government minister, farmer and businessman, the host of The Hard Shoulder (Newstalk, weekd(...)

Late Debate: Katie Hannon, Fionnuala Sweeney and Sarah McInerney are the new hosts of the RTÉ Radio 1 show Katie Hannon, Fionnuala Sweeney and Sarah McInerney are the new hosts of the Late Debate on RTÉ Radio 1. Photograph: RTÉ

The arrival of Sarah McInerney, Katie Hannon and Fionnuala Sweeney as the new hosts of The Late Debate (RTÉ Radio 1, Tuesday-Thursday) sends out mixed(...)

Marian Finucane: Her Radio 1 Sunday show has grown its audience by 38,000 over the past year and now has 346,000 listeners.

Marian Finucane and RTÉ Radio 1’s weekend sports coverage were the main winners in the latest radio ratings, according to the Joint National Listeners(...)

Matt Cooper (usually tieless but wearing one in this publicity shot) and Ivan Yates (vice versa) of the Tonight Show

Early this week, Matt Cooper, the generally tieless co-host of The Tonight Show (Monday-Thursday, TV3, 11pm), sounded concerned. “How frustrating is t(...)

'Where Ray D’Arcy once would mix folksy manner with prickly editorialising when holding court on his Today FM morning show, he has long sounded more constrained on  RTÉ Radio 1.' Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

Ray D’Arcy sounds cheesed off. On Tuesday, the day after the Government announces a referendum on the Eighth Amendment banning abortion – an issue D’A(...)

Trainers Noel Meade, Gavin Cromwell and Jessica Harrington at the promotion event for the Dublin Racing Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland anticipate crowds of up to 24,000 people for the upcoming inaugural ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ at Leopardstown. The Dublin track c(...)

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