Ivan Yates

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Normal People: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures/RTÉ

With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to begrudge people a bit of harmless nostalgia. Sure enough, it’s Throwback Thursday on Liveline (RTÉ(...)

Ivan Yates takes a break from coronavirus coverage by allowing listeners to indulge in the nostalgically escapist pastime of bashing the Brits. Photograph: Newstalk

We may be in the midst of a crisis that has apparently turned everything we know on its head, but there are still reassuring reminders that the old wo(...)

Ray D’Arcy: on Tuesday he spoke to an Irish woman living in the Chinese city of Suzhou, who describes everyday life in the country as it tries to control the virus. Photograph: Patrick Bolger Photography

It’s a sure sign that things are serious when scheduled programming is interrupted by special bulletins. But these are challenging times, and so it co(...)

Ivan Yates  suffuses a discussion on Irritable Bowel Syndrome with a disarming sense of humour. Photograph: Newstalk

The news that Ivan Yates is planning to retire from broadcasting later this year may come as a blow to his fans – and a fillip to his rivals – but per(...)

Ivan Yates: ‘This allows us to get on with the final phase of our life, and I intend to step back from media work.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Broadcaster and former Fine Gael minister Ivan Yates is planning to retire this summer and live a quieter life on the family farm following the settle(...)

A singular presence: Michael Healy-Rae. Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s the theme of the election: outstripped by a disruptive insurgent with a populist touch, the faltering establishment incumbent searches through hi(...)

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(...)

Michael Healy-Rae douze points. German tourist Roland Drya in Portmagee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Alan Landers

Hats off to Roland Drya. The German tourist achieved something the likes of Sean O’Rourke and Pat Kenny have failed to do - he managed to leave Michae(...)

Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary: ‘I love this place. I love this town,’ he declares. ‘I love this county. I am so lucky to be living here.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

In his hometown of Ballina in Co Mayo, Dara Calleary is trying to paint the bigger picture. Fianna Fáil’s deputy leader is outlining the challenges f(...)

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg  fumbles the ball as he attempted to touch down during the Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

“Hearts were broken . . . BUT. . . time heals all wounds,” Virgin Media promised as they introduced us to the 2020 Six Nations, although anyone hoping(...)

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