Claire Byrne

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Some members of the Garda Representative Association believe a two-day meeting of its central executive committee in a Galway city hotel was permitted under the rules while the leadership of the association has insisted it would breach Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A significant dispute has broken out within the largest Garda staff association about how to interpret the Covid-19 public health measures. Some memb(...)

 Claire Byrne presenting her show on RTÉ One last Monday while in isolation at home.

RTÉ presenter Claire Byrne has said she felt guilty, shocked and worried after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Speaking about her experience while co-(...)

Reeling in the years: the many faces of Uncle Gaybo, including, top left, with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000; bottom left, the motorcycling enthusiast; inset left, on The Late Late Show in 1966; centre, presenting his Lyric FM radio show last year; middle right, shaking hands with Charles Haughey at a surprise party at RTÉ in 1998; and bottom right, as chairman of the Road Safety Authority in 2007

At the heart of all great talent, and of all great change, is a mystery. Analysts can dissect the components that went into making a particular per(...)