Cathal Mac Coille has retired at the age of 65

RTÉ Morning Ireland presenter Cathal Mac Coille has retired from the programme at the age of 65. Signing off on Friday morning, Mr Mac Coille thanked(...)

'Seán Moncrieff reminded his audience that, as well as being a wry chronicler of contemporary foibles, he can handle hard news topics.' Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tuning into Morning Ireland (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) always requires a certain degree of compartmentalisation. The chances of getting oneself out the d(...)

Compared with the blanket coverage given to the commemorations over Easter Weekend, the real centenary of the rebellion passes by on RTÉ with relatively little notice. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ironic as it might seem, the Easter Rising shares one characteristic with Queen Elizabeth: both have two birthdays, an actual one and an official vers(...)