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“Why is it called the ‘ladies’ game’? That’s the one thing I never get”: Aine Lawlor during a discussion about women in the GAA

Once it may have been the highest praise women could hope for, from men anyway, but the term “ladies” hasn’t quite the acme of affirmation it used to (...)

Sean Moncrieff pulls off the seemingly impossible by hosting political slots that are entertaining and even enlightening. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The polls have finally closed, giving the pundits who have spent weeks dispensing expert predictions and informed speculation something concrete to a(...)

A long way from political tussles: the thrust of Pat Kenny’s show has changed since his move to Newstalk.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

If the election has left the average voter feeling deflated, spare a thought for Pat Kenny. Not so long ago, during the 2012 presidential campaign, Ke(...)

The scene  of the fatal shooting of of Eddie Hutch Snr,  in his home on Poplar Row in  Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Faced with the prospect of squabbling politicians clogging the airwaves for the rest of the month, one might think that any distraction from the elec(...)

Terry Wogan on air: Gay Byrne, Brendan Balfe and Mike Murphy paid tribute to him on Sunday With Miriam (RTÉ Radio 1). Photograph: Katie Collins/PA

This is Ryan. He talks on the radio. Ryan does not like silly words. He wants things to be simple. The late Terry Wogan may have used childlike senten(...)

Deirdre and Ivan Yates: bankruptcy proceedings were launched in May 2012 by AIB against both Mr Yates and his wife seeking €3.6 million

A bank is entitled to judgment of €1.6m against the wife of former government minister and Newstalk broadcaster Ivan Yates, the High Court ruled. Dei(...)

Sean O’Rourke: Audience on Radio 1 is now higher than Pat Kenny’s was in his final full year at the station. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings(...)

Political pedigree: Ivan Yates and his fellow Newstalk Breakfast anchor Chris Donoghue

Whenever Enda Kenny does go to the country, it can’t come soon enough for Ivan Yates. The former Fine Gael minister and current cohost of Breakfast (N(...)

Joe Rooney: the comedian chokes up when he tells Ryan Tubridy that his mother died when he was 11

As revelations go, the news that Irish families aren’t always the happiest of entities is akin to saying that Donald Trump isn’t renowned for his mode(...)

David Bowie’s influential recordings were in short supply on Lyric and 2FM. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

As a presenter with the challenge of cheering up those souls up and about before 7am, Shay Byrne’s greatest asset is his sanguine affability. As he pl(...)

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