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Cormac Ó hEadhra: the RTÉ Radio 1 presenter is not a natural diplomat

Just for a minute, as Cormac Ó hEadhra and his guests discuss the formation of the new Government, it’s almost like old times. And, no, it’s not just (...)

Sunset in the town of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

As restaurants prepare to open, we asked well-known people about the meal they remember the most Joe Duffy: Breakfast in the woods Br(...)

Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays at 10am.

For a quarter of an hour, Sean O’Rourke has been quizzing his guest about the coronavirus crisis, and now, finally, he asks the really important quest(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan’s recent radio slot was a chance for common sense to prevail on vaccines.

As the summer draws to a close, so listeners once more begin to hear the time-honoured radio traditions that herald the changing of the seasons. Ther(...)

Ryan Tubridy: at his best he is entertaining on-air company

As every broadcaster knows, things can be a bit flat during the summer season, so kudos to Ryan Tubridy for starting his week on a high note and susta(...)

Majella Moynihan pictured in the grounds of RTE. Majella spoke on RTÉ’s Documentary on One about being investigated by gardaí when she became pregnant by a male member of the force. Photograph: RTÉ

As visions of dystopia go, 1984 is pretty hard to beat. In an oppressive, male-dominated society, single women wearing distinctive uniforms give birth(...)

Pat Kenny interviews local resident John Kelly, whose brother Michael was one of the unarmed civilians shot dead by British paratroopers on Bloody Sunday

Like relatives guiltily visiting an ignored but ailing family member before they depart this world, national radio presenters spent much of last week (...)

Henry McKean: Unfailingly courteous yet anxiously scatty

“All week on Newstalk, it’s Ireland’s commuter hell.” Taken on its own, this sounds like a threat by the commercial station to add to rush-hour misery(...)

Joe Duffy: Holding a mirror to Irish life

On the face of it, the news that Joe Duffy is to appear in a pantomime is in danger of causing reality to collapse in on itself under the weight of to(...)

Ray D’Arcy:  ‘Like a good counsellor, D’Arcy makes the guest – and the listener – feel better’

Throughout his broadcasting career, Ray D’Arcy has often come across as a member of the family. When he was the youthful foil to anarchic puppets Zig (...)

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