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Cormac Ó hEadhra: the RTÉ Radio 1 presenter is not a natural diplomat

Just for a minute, as Cormac Ó hEadhra and his guests discuss the formation of the new Government, it’s almost like old times. And, no, it’s not just (...)

On Tuesday on RTÉ Radio 1, Sarah McInerney peppers her guests with pertinent questions, but maintains a relatively low-key presence

As the lockdown is further lifted, there’s a sense of nervous excitement among retailers as they finally reopen. At least that’s how it seems to the r(...)

Ciara Kelly presents herself as someone who speaks her mind, whatever the consequences. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

It’s a week when spring is in the air, or at least the airwaves, as presenters ponder the prospect of finally being sprung from confinement. But (...)

Welcome back Ryan.  We missed you. Photograph: RTÉ

Throughout his career, Ryan Tubridy has been characterised in some quarters – including this column – as bland, middlebrow and flippant. My, how we’ve(...)

President Michael D Higgins described the pandemic as the ‘globalisation of vulnerability’. File photograph.

President Michael D Higgins has suggested that “everything will change” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. He said the connections between eco(...)

Joe Duffy: like any good referee in a sparring match, he  knows  his audience likes nothing better than a good scrap

It’s Monday, election day plus two, and already on air discussions about coalition permutations are turning ugly. A Sinn Féin voter deems a partnershi(...)

The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

It’s noticeable that Ivan Yates, who can often be heard merrily baiting ‘pinko lefties’ himself, keeps his counsel on this occasion, instead focusing on the victims of the gang feud.  Photograph: Newstalk

The wait is over. After months of anticipation, Tuesday’s general election announcement is the signal for contenders to start campaigning for real. Su(...)

Gay Byrne with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even when he left us, Gay Byrne commanded the airwaves like no other. It was 2.45pm on Monday when Joe Duffy, having noted the time and date in sombre(...)

Ryan Tubridy (left) was RTÉ’s highest paid presenter in 2016 followed by Ray D’Arcy in second and Joe Duffy in third. Photographs: Aidan Crawley and Andres Poveda

The salaries of RTÉ’s top earners have been controversial conversation topics for many years, but under new plans the high-profile presenters are set (...)

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