Gerry Ryan

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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(...)

Larry Gogan: His lifelong mission to share the joy of music continues. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s a tribute to the enduring enthusiasm and professionalism of Larry Gogan that news of the veteran RTÉ star’s retirement from 2FM after close to si(...)

Lavinia Kerwick: 'He committed a heinous crime next to murder. There’s no forgiveness for that.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“My name is Lavinia.” More than 25 years after finding herself invisible and voiceless as a teenage rape victim in the legal system, Lavinia Kerwick s(...)

In inviting the pair of economists on to his show, Sean O’Rourke is acting as Don King-style fight promoter as much as honest umpire. Photograph: RTÉ

Sean O’Rourke has refereed a fair few ding-dongs in his time. But even for a seasoned newsman like himself, the set-to he hosts on Wednesday (Today wi(...)

 Allison Ryan, of Bantry Road, Drumcondra, Dublin, pictured leaving the Four Courts   after she settled her High Court action over the death of her husband.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The widow of a 42-year old father of three who died of a heart attack three weeks after presenting to his GP with pain in his chest and arms has secur(...)

The late David Kavanagh

U2’s first booking agent David Kavanagh, who went on to manage Clannad and Celtic Woman to global success, has died at the age of 62. Mr Kavanagh di(...)

Aveeen Bannon and Philip Boucher-Hayes in What Are You Eating?

Philip Boucher-Hayes is back on a diet. Having explored Palaeolithic options and a high-protein regimen before, What Are You Eating? (RTÉ One, Thursda(...)

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