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Brenda Donohue: her natural outlook is so positive one suspects she could see the bright side of a tenement slum

Living happily in a commuter- belt town seems akin to leading a hipster lifestyle: many thousands do it, but virtually no one admits to it. Compared w(...)

“Let’s not talk about Brexit”: Sean Moncreiff’s plea was a vain aspiration. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Sean Moncrieff isn’t renowned for his sensitive style, unless you count irony as an emotion. But on Wednesday’s Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) he lets(...)

Newstalk’s breakfast team from September: Shane Coleman, Colette Fitzpatrick, Paul Williams and Alan Quinlan. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Conventional wisdom posits that listeners are creatures of habit with quasi-emotional attachments to the voices they hear on air and that to risk ann(...)

Colette Fitzpatrick will present Newstalk Breakfast alongside Shane Coleman, Paul Williams and Alan Quinlan.

Crime journalist Paul Williams will join Newstalk as part of a new breakfast show team that also includes Shane Coleman, Colette Fitzpatrick and form(...)

Matt Cooper: unexpected moments keep The Last Word interesting

With the Brexit referendum campaign entering the final straight, there’s a wearyingly familiar chorus as the issue is raised on The Last Word (Today F(...)

AIB chairman Richard Pym: said the bank had “comprehensively reviewed” its reporting on non-performing loans and provisions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

We’ve been hearing for weeks now how the recovery in the wider economy is in full swing, but there was a reminder in recent days of the very different(...)

Suspects: the Kinahan gang members believed to have shot Gareth Hutch, in CCTV footage

Although the latest gangland killing in Dublin’s north inner city has raised questions about the number of gardaí in the area, there are unlikely to b(...)

George Hook: “I’ve calmed down, but inside I’m burning up”

As a fan of classic movies George Hook is surely familiar with the 1976 film Network. To recap: a veteran broadcaster, respected as an authority in hi(...)

Compared with the blanket coverage given to the commemorations over Easter Weekend, the real centenary of the rebellion passes by on RTÉ with relatively little notice. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ironic as it might seem, the Easter Rising shares one characteristic with Queen Elizabeth: both have two birthdays, an actual one and an official vers(...)

Ray D’Arcy:  interview with former IRA member Shane Paul O’Doherty is a reminder of the inquisitive fizz of which he is capable

Ray D’Arcy is going through the motions, during his introductory spiel on Wednesday, when he briefly sounds a note of puzzlement. “What’s that?” he as(...)

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