Joe Duffy

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Let’s talk softly about sex: Tom Dunne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A few years ago a hit film comedy entitled The 40 Year-Old Virgin chronicled the efforts of a socially awkward middle-aged man, played by Steve Carrel(...)

Emotional: one caller said her daughter had been strapped into a high chair by a creche worker as a punishment for eating another child’s food. Photograph:  Emielke van Wyk/Gallo/Getty

It can be a charged and stressful environment, full of crying, shouting and incoherent babbling; one can understand, though not condone, how someone w(...)

Morrissey... champion of cheerfulness. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Reuters

It’s not often that sitting and listening to Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness puts you in mind of The Smiths, their champion of cheerfulness vocal(...)

The irony of it all is that , after losing their son to medical errors and mismanagement, and enduring sub-standard treatment as his relatives,(...)

Hot topic: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with fellow Ministers this week to launch the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

His show is hardly renowned as a model of moderation and restraint, but Joe Duffy last week highlighted his own remarkable powers of forbearanc(...)

In the horse meat scandal and others, the buck should have stopped somewhere; someone was responsible. Photographer: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Once again, this time in the case of the death of Savita Halappanavar, a “systems failure” has been put forward to explain shortcomings in her trea(...)

Leaders of the left: US president Barack Obama with Australia’s prime minister Julia Gillard. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The result of the Meath East byelection has confirmed what polls and five minutes of listening to Joe Duffy have pointed to for many months. Ma(...)

Joe Duffy: teenage kicks. Photograph: Alan Betson

For presenters wanting to spice things up this week, three was the magic number. No matter that gardaí were murmuring mutinously and the euro z(...)

Ranking Roger from The Beat strikes a holy pose
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Christians all over the world will today commemorate the crucifixion of the nice beardy bloke who was fond of a sandal. There will be processio(...)

Ryan Tubridy’s RTÉ earnings fell by  31.5 per cent last year from the 2011 figure.

RTÉ has made good on its promise to slash the earnings of its best-paid stars. Most have taken cuts of at least 30 per cent, according t(...)

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