Marian Finucane

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Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Retendering the national children’s hospital contract is not an option, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Mr Harris’s comments come as confi(...)

Ian Dempsey’s long-running Today FM breakfast show has added listeners. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Today FM’s Ian Dempsey and Newstalk’s Ivan Yates were among the main winners in the latest radio ratings, while Ryan Tubridy and Ray D’Arcy also added(...)

Student Cian Gleeson addresses the house at a Coláiste Iognáid debate. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It’s the era of intellectual tribalism, echo chambers and opinions driven by the Pavlovian response to social media “likes”. So how do you nurture ind(...)

Sean O’Rourke: excited at the prospect of getting stuck into the Brexit action

Whoever came up with the adage that no news is good news clearly hasn’t been listening to the coverage of Brexit. Despite near-apocalyptic predictions(...)

Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ’s highest-paid presenter, pictured outside Number 10 Downing Street, London, in October.

Ryan Tubridy remained the highest-paid presenter at RTÉ in 2016 with a pay packet of €495,000, ahead of Ray D’Arcy, whose pay increased €50,000 to €45(...)

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The co-leader of the Social Democrats Róisín Shortall has claimed that the nuns “haven’t gone away” from the new maternity hospital. Speaking at a ra(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Stephen Kenny spoke to Marian Finucane on RTÉ Radio 1. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland soccer manager-in-waiting Stephen Kenny has spoken of his shock upon finding out the circumstances of his adoption as a child. Sp(...)

Rugby players  Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: their trial and acquittal was the subject of “Documentary on One: Notes from a Belfast Rape Trial”. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

One of the most memorable slogans during the long campaign for women’s reproductive rights in Catholic-dominated Ireland was: “Get your rosaries off o(...)

Live gigs kill the radio star? Nicky Byrne, pictured with co-presenter Jenny Greene, will leave 2fm for an unconfirmed period when Westlife embarks on its reunion tour.

RTÉ 2fm closed in on rival Today FM’s market share, while Radio 1 added listeners in the morning but lost them in the afternoon, the latest radio figu(...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk: After he publicly apologised for criticising an analyst, Tesla’s share value soared by almost $5 billion, making it “maybe the most valuable apology of all time”. File Photograph:  Joe Skipper/Reuters

Hardly a week passes now without one major company or another expressing contrition for its sins. Facebook is sorry for lax privacy controls. Apple is(...)

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