Claire Byrne

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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(...)

Liam McCaffrey, John ‘Bosco’ O’Hagan, Dara O’Reilly, John McCartin and Tony Lunney, brother of Kevin Lunney, lead the rally of support by the staff of Quinn Industrial Holdings  in Derrylin on September 20th, a few days after the attack on Kevin Lunney. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The person who paid the gang that tortured businessman Kevin Lunney needs to be identified and “brought to heel”, one of Mr Lunney’s fellow directors(...)

The Bernard Shaw pub and music venue on Dublin’s Richmond Street South. ThPhotograph: Crispin Rodwell

Dublin’s culture and character are being replaced with “homogenous hotels and chain restaurants” and the capital faces a “cultural crisis”, a group of(...)

Claire Byrne: when she was 14 an inspiring teacher got her some work experience on a local newspaper. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

THE RTÉ PRESENTER GREW UP IN A FAMILY THAT HAD ‘BIG CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHO TO VOTE FOR’. CHILDHOOD MENINGITIS PERMITTING, IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF (...)

District 8 nightclub at the Tivoli theatre in Dublin. The theatre has closed after 85 years and is being redeveloped as an aparthotel

How do you point out what isn’t there any more? When Willie White, the director of the Dublin Theatre Festival, counts off the theatre spaces that no(...)

 Guy Verhofstadt: not in favour of the withdrawal negotiations persisting. Photograph: EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

The UK is unlikely to crash out of the European Union, the European Parliament’s chief negotiator on Brexit has said. Speaking on RTÉ, Guy Verhofsta(...)

Mary Coll and Jacqueline Connolly have initiated personal injury proceedings  against the legal representative of  Alan Hawe’s estate. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The mother and sister of Clodagh Hawe have brought High Court proceedings against her late husband’s estate. Mary Coll and Jacqueline Connolly initia(...)

Alan Hawe murdered his wife Clodagh and their three sons - Liam, Niall and Ryan - before taking his own life in August 2016.

The Co Cavan primary school where Alan Hawe worked says recent reports which suggest he was discovered in school accessing pornography or engaging in (...)

Clodagh Hawe’s mother Mary Coll (right),  sister Jacqueline Connolly (left) and another family member  outside Cavan courthouse  following an inquest hearing into the deaths of the Hawe family in December 2017. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The following is an edited transcript of interviews conducted on Her Name is Clodagh – a Claire Byrne Live special, broadcast on RTÉ One television on(...)

 Alan Hawe with his wife Clodagh and their children Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6). Photograph: PA

Alan Hawe, the Co Cavan teacher who murdered his wife Clodagh Hawe (39) and their sons Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) wrote notes, transferred mon(...)

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