Mary Wilson

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Pat Kenny’s interview with the   CEO of emigrant support charity Safe Home Ireland  turns into an unexpectedly spirited encounter

In a week when much radio coverage is given to the disproportionately high number of pupils from affluent areas entering third-level education, Pat Ke(...)

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(...)

Ray D’Arcy:  ‘Like a good counsellor, D’Arcy makes the guest – and the listener – feel better’

Throughout his broadcasting career, Ray D’Arcy has often come across as a member of the family. When he was the youthful foil to anarchic puppets Zig (...)

Vicky Phelan is going to concentrate on her own treatment now, she tells D’Arcy: “I won’t have achieved anything with what I’ve done if I’m not alive.”

If the measure of a scandal is the amount of airtime devoted to it, then the Government should start ordering election posters now. The cervical cance(...)

Pope Francis blesses a child during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

The World Meeting of Families has denied a suggestion from a bishop that people will have to pay to see Pope Francis in Croke Park in August. Th(...)

Mary Wilson:  knows when to hold back and let her guest carry on

When faced with unspeakable tragedy, sometimes the only thing to do is keep talking. Herbert Morrison’s commentary as the Hindenburg airship burst int(...)

Ivan Yates: back on weekdays for Newstalk. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ivan Yates will present Newstalk’s drivetime slot from September 4th, the radio station has announced. Mr Yates will “bring his own unique style” to (...)

“Do people still say ‘groovy’?”: Al Porter admits it’s an odd question from someone who’s only 24. Photograph: Twitter

Al Porter is a sick man. Not in any edgy, transgressive sense: despite being a young comic open about all aspects of his personal life he has a curiou(...)

2fm’s regular ‘Breakfast Republic’ presenters Jennifer Zamparelli, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh.

RTÉ music station 2fm is adding listeners, while rival Today FM saw its audience slip back, the latest radio ratings show. The Joint National Listene(...)

Killing Zig and Zag: RTÉ may be moving towards becoming a “publisher-broadcaster”, and much of what the station makes in-house could be made by outside companies

You don’t have to be an adult to work out RTÉ made a hames of its decision to outsource what was left of the in-house production of children’s televi(...)

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