Marty Whelan

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An artist’s impression of the plan for part of the proposed development at Auburn House, Malahide.

Plans to build more than 400 homes in the grounds of aviation tycoon Ulick McEvaddy’s former mansion in north Dublin have been refused planning permis(...)

Esther O’Moore Donohoe: ‘When I’d tell people I worked for AA Roadwatch they’d mostly ask “Do you ever get to go in a helicopter?”’

In my 12 years working for AA Roadwatch, I amassed a lot of great memories and even more completely useless and non-transferable information. Pre-pand(...)

Claire Byrne: the RTÉ Radio 1 host is an effective interviewer

After hearing her political guests vainly try to make sense of the latest Covid bombshell, Claire Byrne has a simple message for listeners. “So w(...)

Lesley Roy: ‘We were very mindful that this show is maybe just going to be for people at home. So we have built the majority of the song for people in their living rooms.’ Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

Backstage in Rotterdam, Lesley Roy flashes a smile wider than Marty Whelan’s moustache. “What’s great about Eurovision is that you can come and wear s(...)

Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney had their news chops put to the test on Monday. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

It’s Monday on Freshers’ Week, and there’s a giddy atmosphere as the new arrivals from Galway get to know each other. Indeed, so pumped is Cormac Ó hE(...)

Artists are seen on screens during the Eurovision’s Europe Shine A Light remote television show. Photograph: AP

With the coronavirus pandemic persisting longer than even the typical Eurovision power ballad, the inevitable has come to pass. The song-and-dance ja(...)

Ray D’Arcy’s interview with Mary O’Rourke brought a light touch to  a tense week

The movement of people is restricted, the gardaí are shutting off streets, while confusion and scepticism grow about official measures. Never mind the(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Larry Gogan in 1969. The naturally warm voice ensured his career flourished.

Larry Gogan Born: May 3rd, 1934 Died: January 7th, 2020 Larry Gogan, who has died in Dublin aged 85, was for nearly six decades the voice of pop radi(...)

A file image of DJ  Larry Gogan at the RTÉ studios. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

President Michael D Higgins led tributes on Tuesday to RTÉ broadcaster Larry Gogan who died aged 85. Gogan worked in broadcasting for almost six deca(...)

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(...)

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