Fergal Keane

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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, (...)

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(...)

Free State soldiers fighting against Republican forces at O’Connell Bridge in Dublin during the Irish Civil War. Photograph:  Brooke/Topical Press Agency/Getty

Ireland should desist from mythologising war and instead speak of it in all its horror and pain as the country continues with its commemorations of ev(...)

Bluefin tuna, subject of an intense catch, tag and release programme in Irish coastal waters

Anglers in Ireland are taking part in a unique catch, tag and release programme to help Irish and international scientists learn more about the larges(...)

New Ireland: Jimmy Nesbitt, Fergal Keane, Síona Cahill (top row), Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Adrian Dunbar and Hazel Chu

Politicians, civic leaders and public figures imagine the Ireland they would like to see in the next 100 years The year 2021 is the centena(...)

Welcome back Ryan.  We missed you. Photograph: RTÉ

Throughout his career, Ryan Tubridy has been characterised in some quarters – including this column – as bland, middlebrow and flippant. My, how we’ve(...)

Des Chew with specimen pike of 20.2lb from the river Inny at Ballycorkey, Co Westmeath

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) awards presentation for 2019 took place recently in the Clayton Hotel near Dublin Airport. The day represents(...)

Fergal Keane has been with the BBC for more than 30 years and has reported from some ofthe worst conflict zones in the world most notably during the Rwanda genocide. Photograph: Rolf Marriott/BBC/PA Wire

BBC News Africa editor Fergal Keane is to step down from his role as he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mr Keane (59), who h(...)

The Government’s approach to the event commemorating the RIC, an approach led by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, was far too complacent. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The furore that led the Government to defer the planned State event to remember the policemen who served in the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the(...)

The Ballyseedy Massacre monument in Ballyseedy, Co Kerry . Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

My great grandfather Patrick Hassett was an RIC man from Co Clare. Three of his brothers also joined the force. They grew up on a small farm in Knocka(...)

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