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(...)

Brendan O’Connor pictured in RTÉ Radio 1 studios. Photograph: Kinlan Photography.

RTÉ has confirmed that Brendan O’Connor will be the new presenter of the weekend 11am-1pm slot on Radio 1, starting in mid-March. Mr O’Connor is leav(...)

Marian Finucane pictured in RTÉ’s radio studio in 1999. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Radio 1 recorded a rise in listenership in the final quarter of 2019, with Marian Finucane adding to her audience in her last months on air, new radio(...)

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(...)

Geraldine Casey has been hired as   chief people officer by AIB chief executive  Colin Hunt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

AIB chief executive Colin Hunt has hired a senior Tesco Ireland executive, Geraldine Casey, as his chief people officer, establishing a gender balance(...)

Verona Murphy will be officially removed from Fine Gael’s Wexford general election ticket on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael has confirmed that Verona Murphy has been removed from the party’s general election ticket in Wexford. In a statement following a meeting o(...)

An 83-year-old motorist who died in a single vehicle crash in Co Cork was found by a family member who went searching for him when he failed to return home.

An 83-year-old motorist who died in a single vehicle crash in Co Cork was found by a family member who went searching for him when he failed to return(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his Government’s record on paediatric care. File photograph: AP Photo/Francisco Seco

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his Government’s record on paediatric care, after it emerged children are having chemotherapy sessions cancelled d(...)

Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood poses with her medal after being made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Aaron Chown / AFP/ Getty Images

Ireland is a “light” of hope which shows a country can change in terms of its treatment of women, Canadian author Margaret Atwood has said. Atwood (7(...)

The fly agaric, Aminata muscaria

I came across this mushroom when out walking. Is it poisonous? – Vanessa Drew, Ballyroney, Co Down That’s fly agaric, Aminata muscaria, and it is inde(...)

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