Cliona Hagan and Robert Rowinski got the top score of 21 on week two of  Dancing With The Stars. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Tears, twirls and tangos all make an appearance as week two of Dancing with the Stars sees the female contestants competing in earnest for the first t(...)

‘Originals’ aimed at 15-34-year-olds include ‘The Doireann Project’

It’s been in the pipeline for about three years, but a new iteration of the RTÉ Player is finally here – sort of. The new RTÉ Player (beta version) is(...)

Jennifer Zamparelli, pictured in character along with Bridget & Eamon co-star Bernard O’Shea, will present an original travel series on the RTÉ Player. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ’s “digital lab” for commissioning short-form content for the RTÉ Player will be in operation from January, according to the broadcaster’s head of (...)

Henry McKean: Unfailingly courteous yet anxiously scatty

“All week on Newstalk, it’s Ireland’s commuter hell.” Taken on its own, this sounds like a threat by the commercial station to add to rush-hour misery(...)

RTÉ’s new season launch: (from L) Ryan Tubridy, Laura Whitmore, Bernard O’Shea, Ray D’Arcy, Jennifer Zamparelli, Amy Huberman, Brendan O’Connor, Doireann Garrihy, Tommy Tiernan, Kathryn Thomas, Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry, Joanne Cantwell and Nicky Byrne. Photograph: Collins

“You need sunglasses coming in here,” said one of the invitees to RTÉ’s new season launch. It wasn’t the celebrity star wattage that did it, not this (...)

Muireann O’Connell has the enthusiasm, not to mention the affability, to keep things palatable

It could be argued that if you work on a breakfast show, you’re effectively playing to one of the toughest crowds on radio: people about to hop on the(...)

2fm’s regular ‘Breakfast Republic’ presenters Jennifer Zamparelli, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh.

RTÉ music station 2fm is adding listeners, while rival Today FM saw its audience slip back, the latest radio ratings show. The Joint National Listene(...)

Jennifer Zamparelli, Keith Walsh and Bernard O’Shea from Breakfast Republic on 2FM. Photograph: RTÉ

If, for some reason, you ever find yourself compelled to listen to Breakfast Republic (2FM, weekdays), here’s a handy tip. If you tune in after the 9a(...)

2fm ‘Breakfast Republic’ presenters Jennifer Zamparelli, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh (right) with Dacia Ireland marketing manager Liz O’Gorman (centre).

Dacia Ireland has signed up to sponsor RTÉ 2fm’s Breakfast Republic show for 12 months. The car brand will feature in 10 sponsorship stings across a (...)

Bridget,  a wound-up, chain-smoking housewife with glasses as big as two television sets, and Eamon, an incompetent, sour, mean simpleton

“I’ve never told this to anyone in my whole life,” says Eamon, fixing a brand new acquaintance with his customary dead-eyed stare, “but . . . I like y(...)

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