Ciara King

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The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene depends on a nicely balanced chemistry

As an experimental composer dubbed “the godfather of Irish electronica”, it’s unsurprising that Roger Doyle has been influenced by many avant-garde so(...)

Ciara King: “Maybe I should shop around but, if I’m being honest, I don’t have the patience.”

Are you a saver or a spender? Unfortunately, I think I spend as much as I save, so it evens itself out. I have got smarter in the past couple of year(...)

Jennifer Zamparelli, Keith Walsh and Bernard O’Shea from Breakfast Republic on 2FM. Photograph: RTÉ

If, for some reason, you ever find yourself compelled to listen to Breakfast Republic (2FM, weekdays), here’s a handy tip. If you tune in after the 9a(...)

Dermot and Dave: the appeal of their show depends on one’s appetite for  incessant slagging and a refusal to take anything too seriously

Seinfeld, the hit 1990s American sitcom, was famously described as a show about nothing. It’s a sobriquet that springs to mind when listening to Dermo(...)

Pantisocracy is essentially a TV chatshow on radio. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There’s a certain anarchy to late-night radio, fuelled by Red Bull-drinking taxi drivers, night-shift workers, insomniacs and procrastinating students(...)

Chris Greene and Ciara King: late-night presenters on 2fm, and recent stand-ins on ‘Breakfast Republic’.

Chemistry between radio presenters is one of those hard-to-define, know-it-when-you-hear-it, know-it-when-it’s-missing things. Bad chemistry in the st(...)

Architect Stephen Salley in Aughnacloy: “This town suffered enormously through partition . . . half its hinterland was cut off by the Border.” Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick.

Were it not for the subtle change in the road surface and the abrupt disappearance of the bilingual signs after the bridge on the river Blackwater, th(...)

Lovely Water No 747 by Gary Coyle

Soundings: Collective Memories of the Sea  Gary Coyle, Anthony Haughey, Emma Johnston, Sabina MacMahon, Julie Merriman, Lisa Reburn Mu(...)

Sean Moncrieff: an accomplished radio performer who flirts with flippancy.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He has a reputation as an erudite and informed chap, so it comes as something of a surprise to hear Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) suddenl(...)

“I’m 51, I have a one-year-old, I have no pension, so this better work,” Dan Healy, head of 2FM on his efforts to revitalise the radio station at today’s Radiodays Europe conference in Dublin.

Radio stations have to be destroyed before they can be rebuilt, the head of 2fm, Dan Healy, has told the Radiodays Europe conference in Dublin. (...)