Presenter Cormac Ó hEadhra hears one hostile verdict after another on mother and baby homes redress scheme. Photograph: RTÉ

As the Government announces new measures on Tuesday, the reaction on the airwaves is that the proposals don’t go far enough to improve the situation. (...)

Behind his carefully-cultivated image as a fuddy-duddy dweeb, Ryan Tubridy (above) is clearly imbued with sturdy self-belief. Photograph: RTÉ

Halloween may be just around the corner, with the reopening of nightlife scaring public-health officials, but Ryan Tubridy (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) is (...)

Drivetime: Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney. Photograph: Kieran Harnett/RTÉ

As the hosts of Drivetime (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays), Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney have gained a reputation as tireless seekers of transparency, (...)

An 82-year-old Dublin man has been united with the sister he never knew existed until weeks ago.  File photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg News

An 82-year-old Dublin man has been united with the sister he never knew existed until weeks ago. Paddy Delaney from Rush only discovered when he app(...)

Pat Kenny: tales of societal breakdown are grist to the Newstalk broadcaster’s mill. Photograph: Frank Miller

The reports that Pat Kenny hears from the beleaguered city confirm his worst fears. With the situation out of control, people are being intimidated by(...)

Claire Byrne: the RTÉ Radio 1 host is an effective interviewer

After hearing her political guests vainly try to make sense of the latest Covid bombshell, Claire Byrne has a simple message for listeners. “So w(...)

Pat Kenny: ‘No, no, no, no, I can’t let you away with that.’ Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The news that Sinn Féin activists posed as members of a fictitious polling company while canvassing voters may have divided opinion about the gravity (...)

The Hard Shoulder: Kieran Cuddihy’s Newstalk show sometimes plumps for spice rather than sustenance

As host of The Hard Shoulder (Newstalk, weekdays) Kieran Cuddihy is used to dealing with all manner of unpalatable subjects. Even so, one item on(...)

Drivetime presenter Cormac Ó hEadhra met his match in imperturbable European Commission spokesman Stefan de Keersmaecker. Photograph: RTE

Cormac Ó hEadhra, it’s probably fair to say, isn’t one of nature’s diplomats. Faced with guests whom he deems insufficiently forthright, he his instin(...)

‘You’re very good at just filling the time with platitudes,’ Pat Kenny fumes at a Minister. Photograph: Frank Miller

Every man has his breaking point, as Morgan Freeman observed in The Shawshank Redemption, and on Wednesday Pat Kenny reaches his. And, no, it ha(...)

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