Ivan Yates

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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(...)

Mark Cagney: Having exited his longtime role as host of Virgin Media’s television show Ireland AM, he has recently been popping up on Newstalk, in this instance as a stand-in for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

With much of last week spent in expectation of the coming storm, intense speculation about its impact dominates conversation on the airwaves. There ar(...)

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(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan shows that for all her famed one-on-one interviewing skills, she’s in her element hosting current affairs conversations.

A politician, a journalist and an academic walk into a room. To most people, this may sound like the opening line of a bad joke, but Miriam O’Callagha(...)

The Taoiseach’s remarks “will awaken and give a focus to the sleeping giant of traditional Catholicism”. Photograph: Tom Honan

The recent Dáil exchange in which Taoiseach Leo Varadkar compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to “one of those parish priests who preaches from (...)

Katie Hannon: versatile and personal

After the use of anti-abortion shock tactics failed to stop the repeal of the Eighth Amendment last year, some erstwhile No campaigners have belatedly(...)

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(...)

  On Today with Sean O’Rourke, the presenter  attempts to conjure up the whiff of cordite by recreating the close-fought battles of the previous divorce referendum

There’s a trusty adage about warfare which holds that generals always fight the last war rather than the next one. Whatever about military campaigns, (...)

A ‘lot more edge’ coming into panel debates after three years of ‘new politics’, says Virgin Media presenter Ivan Yates. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

How does Virgin Media Television hope to get viewers interested in the European elections? A little bit of “chaos” helps, says Ivan Yates, who co-host(...)

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