Ivan Yates

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Declan McSweeney first encountered difference in Tullamore, Co Offaly, and is learning more as he travels around Britain

Declan McSweeney returned to England over a decade ago after he was made redundant. He worked in journalism in Ireland and London when he was younger (...)

Seán Lemass:   The right way to commemorate him is to rename Dublin Airport “Seán Lemass Airport” or “Lemass Airport”.

May 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Seán Lemass. There has been a lot of activity, both in writing and in statements, about the event(...)

This country’s weak regulations on media monopolies were exposed when Denis O’Brien added control of Ireland’s biggest newspaper company to his ownership of Ireland’s largest private radio company. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Not surprisingly, most of the reaction to the recent sale of the Communicorp radio group to the German-based Bauer Media Audio has focused on the fact(...)

The Hard Shoulder: Kieran Cuddihy’s show can sound unsure whether it’s heavy-hitting news or a broad magazine

It’s Groundhog Day, so listeners are told by Kieran Cuddihy on Tuesday’s edition of The Hard Shoulder (Newstalk, weekdays). It’s Groundhog Day, so lis(...)

The problem, as Jennifer Zamparelli conceded, was she appeared to be inviting anti-maskers to explain their rationale, such as it is. Photograph: RTÉ

There’s nothing like controversy to boost listener numbers for a radio show, especially one aimed at a younger social-media savvy audience. So w(...)

Paul Mescal stars in Virgin Media Television’s Irish drama The Deceived starting on September 7th. Photograph: Virgin Media

A new Irish drama featuring Normal People actor Paul Mescal will begin next month on Virgin Media One. The Deceived, which also stars Peaky Blinder(...)

Former radio show presenter Ivan Yates made ‘dismissive remarks about the Government and the HSE’s ‘stay at home’ guidance dealing with the pandemic’, the complainant said. Photograph: Newstalk

Newstalk said its former presenter Ivan Yates could be “perceived” by some to be “harsh or reckless at times”. The comment was made by the station in(...)

Despite Ivan Yates’s retirement it’s business as usual, as the Newstalk presenter  grills his guests with his usual gruff impatience during his last week on air. Photograph: Newstalk

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you? If so, it turns out that creepy sensation of being observed from afar may not be in your ima(...)

Ivan Yates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

As Ivan Yates draws the curtain on his career as a radio and television presenter, he leaves behind many fans who will miss his inimitable and uncompr(...)

Ryan Tubridy despairs of the ‘contagion of misinformation’ in the online world. Photograph: RTÉ

It may only be a trough between waves, but judging by Ryan Tubridy’s choice of topics, Covid-19 is definitively on the wane. On The Ryan Tubridy Show (...)

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