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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(...)

Ronan O’Gara will form part of TV3’s punditry team for the 2018 Six Nations. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

TV3’s landing of the Six Nations Championship represents their “single biggest investment in sport,” according to Group Managing Director Pat Kiely. U(...)

Pat Kenny: Reckons the young people of today have it too easy at home

In one of the week’s less-shocking revelations, Tuesday’s edition of The Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk, weekdays) informs listeners that accommodation may (...)

The Denis O’Brien-controlled company Communicorp operates the nationwide stations Newstalk and Today FM, along with a number of regional stations. Photograph: David Sleator

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to seek clarification from Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group following its decision to ban Irish (...)

New co-hosts Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates

Things started badly for The Tonight Show on the all-important Twitter machine. TV3’s replacement for Tonight With Vincent Browne faced an uphill batt(...)

George Hook: his vow of on-air omertà has also apparently been taken by his colleagues. Photograph: Alan Betson

Contrary to common belief, sorry is not the hardest word, even for someone as unapologetically outspoken as George Hook – who has now been suspended b(...)

From the Hollywoo hills: A scene from Bojack Horseman

The longest face in Hollywoo (whose iconic showbiz sign lost its ‘D’ way back in series one) still belongs to Bojack Horseman (Netflix, streaming from(...)

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