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(...)

 Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Michael Creed: accused of treating listeners as if they were ‘stupid’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed failed 15 times to answer a radio presenter’s questions about the imposition of a hard border on the island of (...)

Sean O’Rourke: excited at the prospect of getting stuck into the Brexit action

Whoever came up with the adage that no news is good news clearly hasn’t been listening to the coverage of Brexit. Despite near-apocalyptic predictions(...)

RTÉ  environment editor  George Lee warned on Morning Ireland the end of the world is nigh

It’s just over a decade since listeners awoke to hear Morning Ireland (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) carry the startling news that Brian Cowen’s government h(...)

Pat Kenny: Reckons the young people of today have it too easy at home

In one of the week’s less-shocking revelations, Tuesday’s edition of The Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk, weekdays) informs listeners that accommodation may (...)

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