Kieran Cuddihy

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From the off, Ciara Kelly pushes Tony Holohan on his long-standing resistance to antigen tests. Photograph: Newstalk

As December beckons, so boys and girls of all ages inevitably start wondering what Christmas might bring. Sure enough, right on cue, a white-haired ma(...)

There is a lingering impression that top presenter Ray D’Arcy is distracted from the job at hand, if not actually bored by it. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

The Ray D’Arcy Show (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) may not be to everyone’s taste, but after the alarming story the host tells it’s a relief to hear him(...)

Donohoe only sounds rattled when the interview moves from pandemic policy to juicy political intrigue. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Rejoice! Or not, as the case may be. Far from sparking unbridled jubilation, the Government’s announcement that most Covid restrictions are being lift(...)

Pat Kenny: tales of societal breakdown are grist to the Newstalk broadcaster’s mill. Photograph: Frank Miller

The reports that Pat Kenny hears from the beleaguered city confirm his worst fears. With the situation out of control, people are being intimidated by(...)

Tents owned by people sleeping rough line Mary Street in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has said a “proliferation” of tents is adding to the perception that the city centre is not safe. Mr(...)

Former minister Katherine Zappone and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: The Cabinet has been missing in action in defending Varadkar’s trip to the hotel and there has been little discussion on Zappone stepping down. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A week may be a long time in politics but it is made all the more interminable when the Opposition are putting it up to you to come out of hiding. Th(...)

Katie Hannon’s most striking feature is her quietly resolute air, encouraging callers to share their stories, good or bad. Photograph: RTÉ

If versatility is the mark of a good broadcaster, then Katie Hannon is up there with the best of them. Helming current affairs shows such as the Late (...)

Presenter Shane Coleman: The presence of Nigel Farage is the flipside to Newstalk Breakfast’s energetic, sleeves-up approach. Photograph: Newstalk

The Delta variant may yet have other ideas, but if the week’s radio is anything to go by, blanket coverage of the pandemic seems to be gradually givin(...)

The Hard Shoulder: Kieran Cuddihy’s Newstalk show sometimes plumps for spice rather than sustenance

As host of The Hard Shoulder (Newstalk, weekdays) Kieran Cuddihy is used to dealing with all manner of unpalatable subjects. Even so, one item on(...)

Brendan O’Connor: there are still flashes of the journalist’s snappier side

It’s entirely appropriate that Brendan O’Connor (RTÉ Radio 1, Saturday and Sunday) should be interviewing David Duchovny when he asks a question seemi(...)

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