Lottie Ryan

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2FM presenter Lottie Ryan and pro dancer Pasquale La Rocca celebrate winning the Final of Dancing with the Stars. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Until a few weeks ago this was set to be a season of Dancing with the Stars much like any other. It was obvious from early on that eventual winner Lot(...)

Dancing with the Stars: Mary Kennedy with John Nolan on her final night on the show.  Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

It’s an evening of high drama on Dancing with the Stars as Mary Kennedy becomes the sixth contestant to be eliminated from the competition. She receiv(...)

Fr Ray Kelly with pro dancer Kylee Vincent.  Photo Credit: Kyran O’Brien Photography

Sweaty palms, racing pulses, melting heats. Either it’s the first meeting of a new Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition or we’ve reached Valentine’s Week o(...)

 Between the spread of coronavirus and the savage onset of Storm Ciara, the removal of Simon Cowell’s talent contest from television screens, for one year at least, has slipped through the news cracks. Photograph: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images

The ambitious but nervous hopefuls, their dignity on the line, stand under the harsh lights, waiting to hear if they have met the approval of the voti(...)

Glenda Gilson and Robert Rowinski during the live show of Dancing with the stars. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

There are miracles, and then there is Fr Ray Kelly’s ongoing participation in Dancing with the Stars. He somehow survives again this week despite a pu(...)

Eoghan McDermott steps up on drink-awareness chat

In case you didn’t know, 2FM has been running a drink awareness campaign called Ask About Alcohol Week. I pass this information not just for those who(...)

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(...)

Chris Greene and Ciara King: late-night presenters on 2fm, and recent stand-ins on ‘Breakfast Republic’.

Chemistry between radio presenters is one of those hard-to-define, know-it-when-you-hear-it, know-it-when-it’s-missing things. Bad chemistry in the st(...)

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary and AP McCoy talk horseracing at the Punchestown festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

All that was missing was a plague of locusts on day two of the Punchestown festival. Lightning flashed, thunder rolled and a storm of hailstones produ(...)