Larry Gogan

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 Paul Howard with his dog, Humphrey, at home in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Worried that he might have been suppressing some things, Paul Howard made it his lockdown project to catalogue what he calls his Larry David Moments, (...)

The Saw Doctors: joyous music and  irreverent,  beguilingly smart lyrics. Photograph: Terry Thorp/The Irish Times

When I was young and stupid I hated the Saw Doctors. For the briefest of spells in the late 1980s we were even rivals on Galway’s music scene. I say r(...)

Marian Finucane pictured in RTÉ’s radio studio in 1999. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Radio 1 recorded a rise in listenership in the final quarter of 2019, with Marian Finucane adding to her audience in her last months on air, new radio(...)

Well-known broadcasters Marian Finucane and Larry Gogan passed away within seven days of each other in early Janaury. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times and RTÉ/PA Wire

On Tuesday morning, despite the sorrow of the previous days, the kids carried on playing, as kids do. While a doleful air hung over RTÉ Radio 1 in adv(...)

The voices of Gay Byrne, Marian Finucane and Larry Gogan were deeply woven into the fabric of Irish culture. What happens when you unpick that fabric, we don’t know. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It is no exaggeration to say the country has been in mourning in recent months: first Gay Byrne, then Marian Finucane and, now, Larry Gogan. Each was (...)

 Clare Turner and her dog Ranger from Dun Laoghaire say goodbye to Larry Gogan after   funeral mass at the Church of St Pius X, Templeogue. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There was no eulogy at Larry Gogan’s well-attended funeral on Friday. But at the point in the service when one might have been expected, the void was(...)

 Marian Finucane’s husband, John Clarke (centre), as her remains  are taken from church after funeral mass at St Brigid’s Church, Kill, Co Kildare. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

On the mass booklet, she was Marian Finucane Clarke, but to those who had known and loved her – in real life, or through the airwaves – she was simply(...)

Larry Gogan  has died at the age of 81. Photograph: RTÉ/PA Wire

Larry Gogan, who has died at the age of 85, once remarked that he was blessed to be able to work as a disc jockey. “All I ever wanted to do was play r(...)

Sean O’Rourke was Radio 1’s strongest performer.

In a year when Irish radio, like so much traditional media, continued to face online competition and shrinking finances, the experience of two station(...)

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(...)

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