Zandra Mitchell: Ireland’s first female saxophone star

Apart from the road in Ballyfermot and the townland in Swords, as mentioned yesterday, it seems that the Battle of Cremona (1702) may also once have b(...)

Ciara Kelly of Newstalk: in her first week Kelly has already left her searing stamp on her lunchtime slot

It’s a new show fronted by a rising presenter with a voice and backstory that stand apart from most of her career-broadcaster colleagues’. Yet as Ciar(...)

 Richard Hayes: librarian and code-breaker

One morning in May 1947, a German wartime spy named Hermann Görtz was brought to the Aliens’ Office in Dublin Castle and told he would be deported hom(...)

Anton Savage: The presenter veers between schoolboy enthusiasm and sober inquisition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Amid the deflation of Ireland’s exit from the Rugby World Cup and the fallout from Billy Walsh’s acrimonious departure as coach of the national amateu(...)

Just as faraway hills are greener, some things begin to lose their glamorous aura at closer quarters. Listening to the Documentary On One: The Beac(...)

Detective Peter Daly (centre) and his team with a large haul of narcotics in New York in 1970

It would be unfair to blame the Boy Scout movement for the journey which brought a Donegal man from the epicentre of one the most celebrated narcotics(...)