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Ciara Kelly: 'It’s really important in media to have different voices and different people represented.' Photograph: Tom Honan

Ciara Kelly recently auditioned for a part in the Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society’s production of Jekyll and Hyde. She had never done anyth(...)

Niall Boylan:  suggests opening a small prison on an offshore location such as Spike Island and harsh treatment there for those who have committed the most vile crimes.

Perhaps the most famous moment from the classic spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap features Christopher Guest’s slightly dim guitarist Nigel T(...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

Communicorp Media welcomed the finding that no compliance issues had arisen from the ban in the context of its contracts with the BAI. Photograph: The Irish Times

A “regrettable” ban on Irish Times journalists appearing on radio stations owned by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Media group will prompt the introducti(...)

The logo for Today FM’s new 1990s-themed service, which will play artists such as Oasis, Britney Spears and the Cranberries, and is one of four new online radio services launched by a rebranded Communicorp Media.

Radio group Communicorp is launching three music streaming services – Today FM 80s, Today FM 90s and Today XM – as part of a bid to increase its onlin(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook caused ‘undue offence’, the BAI’s complaints committee said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a complaint against Newstalk for George Hook’s comments about rape last September, saying the b(...)

‘Liveline’ host Joe Duffy is upset, but surely part of the frustration is that he knows his outrage is futile in the face of statutory processes. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

After two decades of listening to people’s woes, one would imagine nothing can surprise Joe Duffy any more. It’s not that he’s totally unshakeable, bu(...)

George Hook returns to Newstalk this Saturday with ‘Hook’s Saturday Sit-In’, which will feature “interviews, reviews and regular items on travel, music and US politics” from 8am to 10am. Photograph: Eric Luke

Newstalk has added new shows presented by Kieran Cuddihy, Jess Kelly and Andrea Gilligan to its weekend schedule for 2018. George Hook will also retu(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

The BAI rejected a complaint about Newstalk’s George Hook which alleged he had threatened someone who sent a text to his then ‘High Noon’ programme. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A complaint made against radio presenter George Hook where he called an individual tweeting to the show an “ignorant shit” was not upheld by the Broad(...)

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