Dave Fanning

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Radio head: Ian Wilson, who will leave RTÉ in 2018 after 40 years with the station. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everyone in the RTÉ canteen seems to know Ian Wilson. The radio producer has a nod and words for every table, from the production team taking a break (...)

Down with this sort of thing: Graham Linehan addresses the  Parents for Choice protest against the Government decision to hand over the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity religious order.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As a cursory scan of the airwaves attests, the decision to hand over ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to the Sisters of Charity (...)

“I found myself binge-watching episodes of One Born Every Minute and furtively looking up baby name chat forums.” Photograph: Mike Harrington/Getty Images

A tiny yellow hat. That’s what did it in the end. I was only ever having two children. I had them in a rush, at the beginning of my 30s. There was ha(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Drukqs album by Aphex Twin: “It is split roughly three ways between hyper-complex glitch-operas, drum-free keyboard pieces and miscellaneous mucking about”

Some cultural artefacts don’t suit getting older. I don’t mean those that age badly, but rather those that barely age at all, continuing to seem new a(...)

Tattoo you: Good sport Ian Dempsey promote’s Today FM’s  Dare to Care charity campaign.

You don’t get to host a breakfast show for nearly two decades in the fickle world of popular commercial radio without knowing how to create an on-air (...)

A Second Captains podcast paid tribute to Muhammad Ali

A week of sports reporting takes place in the shadow of the greatest, after Muhammad Ali died last weekend. On a special Second Captains podcast payin(...)

Terry Wogan taking part in a charity recording of a Children in Need album.

Fellow broadcasters remembered Terry Wogan as an outstanding professional and as a man with a “quirky”, even sometimes surreal, sense of humour. Ga(...)

David Bowie’s influential recordings were in short supply on Lyric and 2FM. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

As a presenter with the challenge of cheering up those souls up and about before 7am, Shay Byrne’s greatest asset is his sanguine affability. As he pl(...)

David Bowie at Slane Castle on July 13th, 1987. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea / The Irish Times

David Bowie’s live performances were something to behold and it’s said that the singer, who passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday evening, had a cer(...)

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