2fm and Image Now, the design consultants that won a public tender to devise the station’s branding strategy, insist there are no quick fixes.

When Dan Healy, head of 2fm, first saw the station’s new logo he thought of a Brigid’s cross - a symbol RTÉ used prominently in decades past. “We wer(...)

Ollie Cole performing during First Fortnight 2015

Breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues is the aim of First Fortnight, Ireland’s only mental health arts festival that kicks off(...)

Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

There’s been no disguising RTÉ’s wounds following its loss of Six Nations rugby rights to TV3. To borrow an analogy from another sport – one it still(...)

Creevy Pier in Donegal Bay: Ryan Tubridy recently toured the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ryan Tubridy’s return to the Radio 1 fold had all the hallmarks of a sooner-or-later eventuality, but according to the head of the station, Tom McGuir(...)

As the the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams kick off from June 3rd, thousands of students are making last minute preparations for the state exa(...)

Father Ted: Its Christmas special from 1996 was the most-watched programme on RTÉ 2 in December 2014.

RTÉ 2 has taken a few swerves in direction since Father Ted and Father Dougal first got lost in the lingerie department. Back then, the channel was ca(...)

Connected, which has won RTÉ2 legions of female fans

In October of last year, Bill Malone was half a year into the job of channel controller of RTÉ2. At the time, Malone spoke at a mile a minute in hi(...)

The National Children’s Choir, which will sing at Féilte 2014

The life of a teacher: short working days and long holidays interrupted only to complain about Junior Cert reform. That’s the popular narrative abo(...)

Even the Pet Shop Boys’ unsatisfactory performance was euphemistically marked up as “divisive”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taking a conspicuous cue from BBC’s Glastonbury coverage, 2FM’s Jenny Green and The Voice’s Eoghan McDermott provided five hours of aggressive cheerle(...)

Unflappable: Nancy Ashmawy

Earlier this summer a researcher from a BBC radio programme contacted me to talk about Mrs Brown’s Boys. Many viewers in Britain, she said, thought Br(...)

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