Joe Duffy

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Michael O’Sullivan and Matt Murphy are pictured outside their favorite cafe, Lilliput Stores in Stoneybatter. File photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times.

A man who married his long-time friend for tax purposes two years ago, has died aged 84. The unorthodox union of Matt Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan ((...)

RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey. Photograph: James Crombie/©INPHO

As a new decade begins, a spirit of resolve and hope for the future permeates the airwaves, if only because January’s arrival means not having to list(...)

President Michael D Higgins said the country had lost a “deeply respected, trusted and much loved broadcaster” who had become central to her profession.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Marian Finucane was remembered as a formidable radio presence who had throughout a decades-long career held the pulse of a nation. Within moments of (...)

Katie Hannon: versatile and personal

In a week when divisions in the Dáil grow ever greater, there’s a heartening show of political unity on the Late Debate (RTÉ Radio 1, Tuesday-Thursday(...)

DJ Niall Boylan from Classic Hits 4fm. In enthusiastically encouraging people to vent on both real problems and pet peeves, the host walks a fine line between airing grievances and fuelling resentment. Photograph: Michael Donnelly/4fm

One of the symptoms of our polarised times is that figures who might previously have been seen as extreme now appear as voices of reason. Think of th(...)

RTÉ, like all media organisations, is standing at a treacherous intersection and needs to cross it while figuring what it must become.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The whole country’s banjaxed. It was oddly appropriate that on the very week when Ireland simultaneously mourned the death and celebrated the life of(...)

Gay Byrne with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even when he left us, Gay Byrne commanded the airwaves like no other. It was 2.45pm on Monday when Joe Duffy, having noted the time and date in sombre(...)

Ryan Tubridy (left) was RTÉ’s highest paid presenter in 2016 followed by Ray D’Arcy in second and Joe Duffy in third. Photographs: Aidan Crawley and Andres Poveda

The salaries of RTÉ’s top earners have been controversial conversation topics for many years, but under new plans the high-profile presenters are set (...)

The queue to sign a book of condolence for broadcaster Gay Byrne in Dublin’s Mansion House. Photograph: Tom Honan

The queue of people lining up to sign one of the five books of condolence opened for Gay Byrne in the Mansion House in Dublin was long throughout Tues(...)

Gay Byrne: he was never sick, he never missed a show for a funeral, never let emotion overcome him. Photograph: Alan Betson

Every person he met, every colleague he worked with and every issue he raised benefited from Gay Byrne’s presence, input and wisdom. His absence now l(...)

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