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Associated Newspapers  has also made a substantial contribution to a charity nominated by Paddy McKillen, according to the developer’s solicitor Paul Tweed. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Developer Paddy McKillen has received an apology in the High Court over a column in the Irish Daily Mail. The paper’s publishers, Associated Newspape(...)

 John McGuirk in the No campaign HQ, ‘Life House’, Gardiner Place, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a supposedly democratic contest that has nonetheless raised suspicions, with long-standing rumours of votes swayed by underhand tactics and nefar(...)

John McGuirk of the Save the Eighth campaign said Google’s decision amounts to “foreign interference”. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Photos

The issue of dubious online campaigning, which for so long was flagged by observers in the run up to the abortion referendum, snapped into focus this (...)

Keeping it country: Big Tom on stage at Cork Opera House (1981).

On Tuesday morning, as the tributes pour in for the late Big Tom McBride on the Ryan Tubridy Show (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays), one song in particular spri(...)

Darren McCaffrey of Sky  was the highest new entrant and topped the news category

Matt Cooper remains the most influential Irish journalist on Twitter while The Irish Times has the highest number of representatives in an index compi(...)

Pope Francis: the reaction is so muted that the closest thing to a wholehearted welcome comes from RTÉ’s resident religious sceptic, Ray D’Arcy. Photograph: Claudio Peri/Pool/AP Photo

The reaction on the airwaves to Wednesday’s confirmation that Pope Francis will visit Ireland in August once again underlines how much Irish society h(...)

Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore

The old notion that a broadcaster should be a role model of probity and integrity seems quaint in an era of institutional distrust, fake news and Oper(...)

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(...)

Dolores O’Riordan: described on Morning Ireland as “the lead singer of The Cranberries and mother of three children” as if motherhood conferred a value on her that might be lacking if she was merely a world-famous singer. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

It is a week when the airwaves are dominated by two women, one who has died suddenly, the other whose life was destroyed over 30 years ago, but both o(...)

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