Kathryn Thomas

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A an image of the Hardy Bucks

Sales of RTÉ shows Taken Down, Hardy Bucks and Operation Transformation last year contributed to RTÉ’s commercial arm increasing its pretax profits by(...)

Kathryn Thomas: ‘The home gym thing actually started when I was pregnant, when I just preferred the comfort and privacy of my own home.’

Mention the term “home gym” and many might have visions of unused, high-tech gadgets cluttering precious space in the average home. Kathryn Thomas (sh(...)

Contestant Paul Murphy garnered praise for speaking frankly about burnout

The latest series of RTÉ’s Operation Transformation drew to a close with this year’s team leaders discovering they had collectively lost nearly 10½ st(...)

Political run: Leo Varadkar jogging with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in Phoenix Park, in Dublin, in 2017. Photograph: Leo Varadkar/Twitter

Transformation seems to come easy to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Once a vocal sceptic on civil partnerships, he later asked to be “an equal citizen in my (...)

Kathryn Thomas. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Accumulated profits at the media firm owned by TV presenter Kathryn Thomas increased to €391,765 last year. Accounts just filed for Aquarius Producti(...)

Most countries have dropped their  nannying TV health shows. Not us. Operation Transformation remains one of RTÉ’s great juggernauts

In many other territories, the nannying, TV health show format has long had its day. There’s been neither hide nor hair of Gillian McKeith; The Bigges(...)

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(...)

Kathryn Thomas at her home in Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When RTÉ television presenter and entrepreneur, Kathryn Thomas, bought her first home in Dublin 8 more than 10 years ago, she envisioned it becoming t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with presenter Kathryn Thomas at Croke Park during an event for ‘Operation Transformation’ community leaders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Creating more hospital bed places is a “short-term solution” to the current crisis in the health service, in which hospitals have become a “receiving (...)

It takes a special motivation to think about tricep dips during the ad break for Gogglebox, but as habits go, it’s a relatively easy one to get into. Photograph: Kevin Mingora/Allentown Morning Call/MCT via Getty Images

The Ideal Home Show stands often run a gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous but one concession in particular appeared to have everyone talking at (...)

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