Jonathan Healy

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Sean O’Rourke: excited at the prospect of getting stuck into the Brexit action

Whoever came up with the adage that no news is good news clearly hasn’t been listening to the coverage of Brexit. Despite near-apocalyptic predictions(...)

Eoghan Murphy: sounded properly annoyed with O’Callaghan’s line of questioning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s hard to think of any RTÉ presenter as being a class warrior hell-bent on upending the social order. Joe Duffy gets agitated about the iniquities (...)

David Quinn: constructive criticism? Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, according to the well-worn pop psychology trope. But what planet is David Quinn from? Listening to the conser(...)

Christmas came early for Ryan Tubridy  when the RTÉ presenter got to talk to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, the creator of the fictional presidential TV drama The West Wing. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

It’s a sure sign that the seasonal good cheer has reached critical levels when even as jovial a soul as Shay Byrne sounds jaded by it all. As he intro(...)

Sean O’Rourke sounds almost jaunty with a real story on his hands

As storm Ophelia hits on Monday, it’s not just national infrastructure and domestic property that’s laid waste by the lethal winds. Among the collater(...)

Pat Hickey at the men’s lightweight double sculls final at the Olympics in Rio. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

If the build-up is to believed, the encounter between Paul Williams and Pat Hickey is set to rival storied clashes as the Rumble in the Jungle and the(...)

Ivan Yates left Newstalk last summer after seven years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ivan Yates is returning to Newstalk in a new two-hour show on Sunday from April. His slot from 11am to 1pm will be in direct competition with the seco(...)

The remains are removed at the funeral of Owen O’Callaghan at St Patrick’s Church, Rochestown, Cork, on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Property developer Owen O’Callaghan left a footprint across Ireland with the shopping centres he built, but his greatest legacy was the generosity he (...)

 Newstalk  hosts: Shane Coleman, Colette Fitzpatrick, Paul Williams and  Alan Quinlan. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

In an episode of The Simpsons from the mid-1990s, a right-wing shock-jock called Birch Barlow berated the corrupt incumbent, Mayor Quimby, at a public(...)

Jonathan Healy has a wryly low-key style

As the erstwhile anchor of Newstalk’s axed news programme Lunchtime, Jonathan Healy can be forgiven for having a blip in confidence. Even so, he need(...)

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