Ivan Yates

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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 (...)

The clipped style of Morning Ireland presenter Gavin Jennings doesn’t naturally set guests at ease. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the run-up to the arrival of Pope Francis, the logistics of his visit dominate the airwaves. Whether the topic is traffic restrictions, accessibili(...)

Claire Brock will present the new 8pm news bulletin on Virgin Media One (TV3). Photograph: Brian McEvoy

News and current affairs will be boosted and there will be a Reeling in the Years-style look back at Ireland’s recent past in the first autumn season (...)

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(...)

Newstalk’s ‘Hard Shoulder’ presenter Ivan Yates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Ivan Yates has overtaken Pat Kenny as Newstalk’s most popular presenter, helping the station to its highest ever market share, according to the latest(...)

Ivan Yates is frustrated at this outbreak of reasoned analysis, chiding his guest for forgetting his journalistic imperative as the silly season beckons

As a presenter, Ivan Yates has made a virtue of his provocative style and sceptical mindset. So it’s something of a surprise to hear him start the Har(...)

Newstalk and TV3 current affairs presenter Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pat Kenny’s media company saw its accumulated profits rise to almost €1.36 million in the year to the end of June 2017, accounts filed to the Companie(...)

Ryan Tubridy has lost 32,000 listeners over the past year, while Ray D’Arcy has lost 21,000, the latest figures show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Key RTÉ Radio 1 programmes Marian Finucane, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Ryan Tubridy Show were the main fallers in the latest radio ratings, whil(...)

Ivan Yates: not so much a rebel as a disrupter who enthusiastically challenges pieties and sacred cows, particularly of the liberal stripe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As subversives go, Ivan Yates is an unlikely one. A former government minister, farmer and businessman, the host of The Hard Shoulder (Newstalk, weekd(...)

Late Debate: Katie Hannon, Fionnuala Sweeney and Sarah McInerney are the new hosts of the RTÉ Radio 1 show Katie Hannon, Fionnuala Sweeney and Sarah McInerney are the new hosts of the Late Debate on RTÉ Radio 1. Photograph: RTÉ

The arrival of Sarah McInerney, Katie Hannon and Fionnuala Sweeney as the new hosts of The Late Debate (RTÉ Radio 1, Tuesday-Thursday) sends out mixed(...)

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