The Late Debate: host Katie Hannon. Photograph: RTÉ

The people phoning into Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) sound hacked off, and no wonder. With faceless forces in foreign states disrupting plans and (...)

Pat Kenny fretted about ‘depressing’ scnes of loutishness in Dalkey.   Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The latest stage of reopening may have provided a fillip for a population deprived of hairdos and recreational retail, but the optimistic mood isn’t s(...)

Claire Byrne: the RTÉ Radio 1 host is an effective interviewer

It seems like only yesterday that we were being urged to step outside our bubbles, of the social-media variety, and listen to viewpoints beyond our ec(...)

Liveline: Joe Duffy’s phone-in has played a crucial role in bringing to light the horrific secrets of Ireland’s clerical institutions

It may be an accident of timing, but it’s entirely fitting that Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) is the first programme to follow Wednesday’s broadcas(...)

It’s not a good look when a high-profile broadcaster like Ray D’Arcy can’t be bothered to hide his lethargy as he does his well-remunerated job

Just when you thought this year couldn’t get any worse, along comes the first news bulletin of the week. “Pull the duvet back up,” says Audrey Carvill(...)

The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

The last televised head-to-head debate between a taoiseach and the leader of the opposition was between Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny in 2007, with RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan chairing. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“Any top tips for the election?” I ask a colleague. “Take the month off,” he says, which is obviously the best advice I’ve ever received first thing o(...)

Mark Cagney: Having exited his longtime role as host of Virgin Media’s television show Ireland AM, he has recently been popping up on Newstalk, in this instance as a stand-in for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

With much of last week spent in expectation of the coming storm, intense speculation about its impact dominates conversation on the airwaves. There ar(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan’s recent radio slot was a chance for common sense to prevail on vaccines.

As the summer draws to a close, so listeners once more begin to hear the time-honoured radio traditions that herald the changing of the seasons. Ther(...)

Shane Coleman and Kieran Cuddihy, presenters of Newstalk Breakfast (weekdays)

The days are getting longer and the shift to summer time beckons, but if the snoozy content of last week’s radio is anything to go by, the old mnemoni(...)

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