RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes: the success of her tenure is predicated on something beyond her control – Government policy.

It’s the summer lull before the repeats die down, new shows launch, old ones return and the holiday fill-ins come off air. At RTÉ’s campus in Donnybro(...)

Nathalie Stutzmann, principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2018. Photograph: Simon Fowler

Irish theatre put forward its best gender-neutral aspirations last week. Ten leading organisations in Dublin, Cork and Galway got together and announc(...)

Helen Boaden’s report outlines how RTÉ’s orchestras have been constrained and left ‘demoralised’ by budget cuts. Photograph: Conor McCabe

For big, damning reads on how Ireland truly regards the production of culture, look no further than the report by former BBC director of radio Helen B(...)

Cellist Martin Johnson: “The common problems we have are lower back, shoulder or neck pain.” Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m sitting in the National Concert Hall café, chatting to musicians from the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra about the mental and physical strains of(...)