David McCullagh and Caitriona Perry who will begin presenting RTÉ Six One News in September 2020. Photograph: RTÉ

RTE journalist and historian David McCullagh is to become co-host of the broadcaster’s flagship Six One News programme. McCullagh is a former polit(...)

The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

From left: Ruth Coppinger Solidarity-People before Profit; Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats co-leader; Brendan Howlin, Labour Party leader; Peadar Tóibín, Aontú leader; and Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The backstage riders for the final Leaders’ Debate (RTÉ One, Thursday, 9.35pm) must have involved industrial quantities of Gaviscon. Because the bigg(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin, Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald during the fourth TV election debate, on RTÉ. Photograph: EPA/Niall Carson

Tuesday night debate club at RTÉ television centre, the RTÉ election colour wheel had returned to every shiny surface and a trio of political hopefuls(...)

Taken Down: A crime drama with sharp things to say about the direct provision system. Photograph: Bernard Walsh

In 2018, RTÉ broadcast Taken Down, a crime drama with sharp things to say about the direct provision system for asylum seekers that this Government ch(...)

These are fraught times in RTÉ, where morale, if not quite in the toilet, is certainly heading in the direction of the bowl. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Could RTÉ’s Lyric FM go off air? Is the Cork studio destined to be mothballed or sold off? Will the end credits roll for [insert service or programme (...)

Prime Time Election Debate moderator David McCullagh

When is a debate not a debate? When it’s a derby. In the last of Prime Time’s three European Election debates, this special broadcast must contend wi(...)

A vote for a young maths teacher Eamon De Valera

“Five seconds, four, three, two, one.” We’re on the deck, the control room for the TV studio below, with a wall of screens showing camera views: a pan(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

De Valera  wrote: “For the sake of the women of the world at any rate I am glad it is over. They it is who have suffered most. Their imaginings have been far worse than the worst horrors the men have had to endure.” Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

A letter written by Éamon de Valera from prison to his wife on Armistice Day has been made public for the first time. The letter is sent from Lincol(...)

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