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 Brendan O’Connor will be behind the RTÉ Radio 1 microphone in the weekend 11am to 1pm slot from mid-March. Picture: Kinlan Photography.

Five years after RTÉ television bosses unceremoniously axed his Saturday chat show to make way for big-money signing Ray D’Arcy, Brendan O’Connor’s st(...)

BBC director-general Tony Hall, who announced earlier in January that he is leaving the role. Photograph: Ben Stansall / AFP

Which much-scrutinised public service broadcaster was this said about? “People want it to be smaller, but they also want to keep the bits they like.” (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving RTÉ after his radio interview on Sunday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Arriving at RTÉ’s Montrose campus on Sunday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar cut a remarkably relaxed figure. Dressed casually and with only the Government pr(...)

A woman signs a book of condolence at RTÉ Radio Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin, for broadcaster Marian Finucane, who died on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Women were to the fore in signing books of condolence for the late broadcaster Marian Finucane, who was remembered on Friday as a “brilliant journalis(...)

RTÉ had earlier this year hired consultants at KPMG to examine the viability of the sale of the magazine.

RTÉ has decided not to proceed with its attempt to sell the RTÉ Guide title. Employees were advised on Thursday that the magazine will now be kept und(...)

Taken Down: A crime drama with sharp things to say about the direct provision system. Photograph: Bernard Walsh

In 2018, RTÉ broadcast Taken Down, a crime drama with sharp things to say about the direct provision system for asylum seekers that this Government ch(...)

Jock (Chris Walley) and  Conor (Alex Murphy) in The Young Offenders

The return of the Young Offenders represents a rare twinkle of sunlight in these dark days for Irish broadcasting. Gay Byrne has passed away while RTÉ(...)

Séamus Dooley NUJ, with chair of the trade union group at RTÉ Shirley Bradshaw, RTÉ correspondent Fran McNulty (R) and Karan O’Loughlin. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Such was the interest in Dee Forbes’s “town hall” style meeting on Thursday morning that it had to be screened on TV sets around Montrose, RTÉ’s headq(...)

The RTÉ campus, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, as the broadcaster announced it will cut some 200 jobs next year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varakdar and Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin have both promised changes to RTÉ’s licence fee rules to provide extra revenue for the ca(...)

RTÉ headquarters: before “core” services can be stripped back, the fringe and the niche must go. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On RTÉ airwaves, Government ministers have more than once declared that RTÉ must get its house in order. Viewers, listeners, licence fee-payers and RT(...)

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