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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(...)

DJ Niall Boylan from Classic Hits 4fm. In enthusiastically encouraging people to vent on both real problems and pet peeves, the host walks a fine line between airing grievances and fuelling resentment. Photograph: Michael Donnelly/4fm

One of the symptoms of our polarised times is that figures who might previously have been seen as extreme now appear as voices of reason. Think of th(...)

Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, watch as the coffin of the celebrated broadcaster Gay Byrne, is carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gay Byrne was remembered at his funeral on Friday as a much loved husband and father, a friend and colleague and so very much more. He was, said the (...)

Love Island: Maura Higgins and Yewande Biala

It’s 9pm. You’re out for a few pints with pals when suddenly you are overcome with worry: you won’t be home in time. You fire off a text with the urge(...)

underCURRENT: the camp cabaret spans burlesque, dance, drag and live music. Photograph: Eddie Kavanagh

The City of Dublin Working Men’s Club, established more than one hundred years ago, historically catered to the brewers, dockers, drovers and others e(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

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