Ciara Kelly

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Ciara Kelly: Shows a  good bedside manner but keeps a firm hand on proceedings

If the slang is anything to go by, radio is a lethal business. Dead air, killer show, dying on air: the terminology used by professionals can suggest (...)

Emer Kelly, who died of an asthma attack, and her daughter, Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly’s mother, Emer, suffered from asthma since childhood and was “always breathless”, Ciara recalls. Asthma attacks came “almost monthly” and (...)

Paul Williams and Shane Coleman

It’s hard to believe Paul Williams has the time to be bored, what with anchoring a news show and engaging in verbal skirmishes with his on-air colleag(...)

The clipped style of Morning Ireland presenter Gavin Jennings doesn’t naturally set guests at ease. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the run-up to the arrival of Pope Francis, the logistics of his visit dominate the airwaves. Whether the topic is traffic restrictions, accessibili(...)

Niall Boylan:  suggests opening a small prison on an offshore location such as Spike Island and harsh treatment there for those who have committed the most vile crimes.

Perhaps the most famous moment from the classic spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap features Christopher Guest’s slightly dim guitarist Nigel T(...)

Tinnitus: “akin to hosting a never-ending concert of avant-garde minimalist drones in your head”

The ability to suffer in silence is at best an ambivalent quality, but it’s something people with tinnitus can only dream of. The condition whereby pe(...)

 Pat Kenny: the emphasis is on “what ifs” as much as what actually happened. Photograph: Frank Miller

Just as the use of multiple platforms to access news is a defining feature of the digital age, so the venerable “It Says in the Papers” slot on Mornin(...)

David Quinn: constructive criticism? Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, according to the well-worn pop psychology trope. But what planet is David Quinn from? Listening to the conser(...)

Darren McCaffrey of Sky  was the highest new entrant and topped the news category

Matt Cooper remains the most influential Irish journalist on Twitter while The Irish Times has the highest number of representatives in an index compi(...)

Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore

The old notion that a broadcaster should be a role model of probity and integrity seems quaint in an era of institutional distrust, fake news and Oper(...)

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