Gerry Ryan

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Aisling Vickers at home in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow: ‘I’ve survived this, I’ve moved on, and I should be able to identify myself if I so wish.’ Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Laws are in place to protect rape victims who wish to maintain their privacy while seeking justice but they also allow survivors come forward and waiv(...)

Bibi Baskin at the Maryborough Hotel, Cork: ‘I don’t know anybody who’s older than me. And sometimes that’s a right pain in the a*se.’ Photograph: Jim Coughlan

“Who the hell gives a damn apart from me?” muses Bibi Baskin. We’re talking via Zoom on the occasion of her retirement this week, and with typical blu(...)

Chairman: Ray D’Arcy. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The RTÉ presenter, who is leaving his TV chatshow for a new programme with Zig and Zag, says his working-class roots make him crave security and fe(...)

Oliver Callan at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It takes a few minutes to settle into the interview with Oliver Callan, satirist and star of Callan’s Kicks, columnist, and recent stand-in presenter (...)

RTÉ broadcaster Larry Gogan in 1969. The naturally warm voice ensured his career flourished.

Larry Gogan Born: May 3rd, 1934 Died: January 7th, 2020 Larry Gogan, who has died in Dublin aged 85, was for nearly six decades the voice of pop radi(...)

 Gay Byrne’s great strength as a radio host was his capacity to listen: his listeners   trusted him with secrets they would not share with their nearest and dearest. Photograph:  Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Lest there be any doubt just how deeply woven into Irish life Gay Byrne’s persona was, just listen to Tico’s Tune by Manuel and the Music of the Mount(...)

Gay Byrne among the Aladdin’s Cave of toys that formed the backdrop for what continues to be the Late Late Toy Show.

In the analogue era, receiving RTÉ in most parts of Northern Ireland required an extra aerial. A symbol of reaching out for a signal from somewhere el(...)

Gerry Ryan: natural broadcaster, but would he still be a star today? Photograph: Mark Read

These days there are any number of unfortunate ways to end a radio career – sexual harassment, insensitive social media posts . . . for many 1980s BBC(...)

Riyadh Khalaf first came to prominence in an RTÉ series in which  he discussed coming out to his father Sam, a formerly devout Muslim. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Riyadh Khalaf is standing on St Stephen’s Green when he is approached by two young women. “Are you Riyadh K?” asks one, referring to his YouTube handl(...)

Kathryn Thomas. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Accumulated profits at the media firm owned by TV presenter Kathryn Thomas increased to €391,765 last year. Accounts just filed for Aquarius Producti(...)

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