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Ryan Tubridy’s Radio 1 audience of 359,000 makes his the second highest on weekdays and third overall. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ryan Tubridy’s show on RTÉ Radio 1 is now the second most listened-to radio weekday programme in the Irish market, while Newstalk’s Pat Kenny and Toda(...)

Presenter Shane Coleman: The presence of Nigel Farage is the flipside to Newstalk Breakfast’s energetic, sleeves-up approach. Photograph: Newstalk

The Delta variant may yet have other ideas, but if the week’s radio is anything to go by, blanket coverage of the pandemic seems to be gradually givin(...)

Ray D’Arcy’s formula gels; if not chicken soup for the soul, then at least Cup-a-Soup for the tired mind. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/ RTÉ

Kicking off the first show of an already traumatic new year, Ray D’Arcy strikes a disconcertingly sanguine note. As he admits on Monday’s programme (T(...)

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(...)

Joe Duffy: Liveline’s audience crossed the 400,000 mark to 404,000, the latest radio research shows.

Irish people flocked to radio as the coronavirus crisis unfolded, leading to huge increases in the listenership of shows such as Morning Ireland, Live(...)

Marian Finucane pictured in RTÉ’s radio studio in 1999. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Radio 1 recorded a rise in listenership in the final quarter of 2019, with Marian Finucane adding to her audience in her last months on air, new radio(...)

Sean O’Rourke was Radio 1’s strongest performer.

In a year when Irish radio, like so much traditional media, continued to face online competition and shrinking finances, the experience of two station(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Photograph: David Zalubowski/AP

Another week, another on-air outbreak of Thunberg derangement syndrome. Though not yet as widespread as the more common Trump variant, which mainly af(...)

Ivan Yates now has 183,000 listeners on Newstalk, up 30,000 over the past year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ Radio 1, Newstalk and Today FM have all gained market share in the Irish radio market, but 2fm’s performance slipped in a “soft” quarter, accordin(...)

Seizing on every passing factoid: Today FM’s Dermot and Dave. Photograph: Today FM

Back when British music broadcasters were figures of admiration and influence rather than objects of derision and suspicion, the BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave L(...)

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