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Tuned in: Eoghan McDermott, Miriam O’Callaghan, Matt Cooper, Ciara Kelly, Tracy Clifford and Ivan Yates

In a year when the news was marked by fearless women challenging officialdom and mouthy men with populist appeal, two broadcasters in particular caugh(...)

Presenter Kieran Cuddihy (right) with co-presenter Shane Coleman. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

Newstalk has appointed Kieran Cuddihy as co-presenter of its breakfast show on a permanent basis. Cuddihy will join Shane Coleman as co-host of the 7a(...)

Peter Casey arrives at Dublin Castle the day after the election. He is now picking up the Newstalk microphone. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Businessman Peter Casey, who ran as a candidate in October’s presidential election, is recording a project for Newstalk, the radio station owned by De(...)

Communicorp brands include Today FM and Newstalk. Denis O’Brien has, so far, advanced loans of €93.4 million to Communicorp. Photograph: Tom Honan

Irish businessman Denis O’Brien increased lending to his radio business last year after it disposed of its European operations and divested subsidiari(...)

George Hook: 16 years at Newstalk. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

George Hook will retire from Newstalk in December, ending his 16-year relationship with the radio station, it has announced. The presenter’s final ed(...)

Ciara Kelly: 'It’s really important in media to have different voices and different people represented.' Photograph: Tom Honan

Ciara Kelly recently auditioned for a part in the Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society’s production of Jekyll and Hyde. She had never done anyth(...)

Paul Williams:  will present his final breakfast show on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Paul Williams is leaving Newstalk’s breakfast show after two years and will present his final programme on Friday. Williams, best known for being a c(...)

A plan for a new FM service outside Dublin has been postponed until radio sector revenues improve. Photograph: iStock

The broadcasting regulator said it remains committed to “exploring” the licensing of a new FM radio service outside the Dublin area, but not until or (...)

Live gigs kill the radio star? Nicky Byrne, pictured with co-presenter Jenny Greene, will leave 2fm for an unconfirmed period when Westlife embarks on its reunion tour.

RTÉ 2fm closed in on rival Today FM’s market share, while Radio 1 added listeners in the morning but lost them in the afternoon, the latest radio figu(...)

A proposed payment by INM in March 2015 of a € 1m ‘success fee’ to Island Capital following INM’s sale of its stake in the Australian media group APN News & Media Ltd, will also be subject of the probe. That proposed payment did not proceed.

The terms of reference approved by the High Court for an inspection of INM’s affairs include the reasons for the removal and interrogation in 2014 of (...)

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