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RTÉ One controller Adrian Lynch has defended  its decision to outsource all of its young people’s programming to the independent sector.

RTÉ has parked its decision to outsource all of its young people’s programming to the independent sector until January, after management admitted brea(...)

“Let’s not talk about Brexit”: Sean Moncreiff’s plea was a vain aspiration. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Sean Moncrieff isn’t renowned for his sensitive style, unless you count irony as an emotion. But on Wednesday’s Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) he lets(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The selection of three of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin came as a major surprise to Fine Gael Ministers and (...)

Relaxed and engaged: Keelin Shanley has established herself as a top contender for promotion to a show of her own

Are we too polite as a nation? As Keelin Shanley contentedly listens to a guest dissect her broadcasting skills and deliver a lukewarm verdict, it’s a(...)

Sean O’Rourke: Audience on Radio 1 is now higher than Pat Kenny’s was in his final full year at the station. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings(...)

FineGael poster from the 2007 general election

Here is what fudge reads like. “This Government will introduce Universal Health Insurance with equal access to care for all. Under this system there w(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook poses with Alan Mulcahy, business markets manager for Energia: The Right Hook has accumulated 143,000 listeners

Fortunes in the drivetime market have shifted gear a little over the past year, with RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime and Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Co(...)

Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) who received the Nobel prize for literature in 1923. Photograph: George C Beresford/Getty Images

During one of the headline events of his birthday celebration in Sligo, WB Yeats’ granddaughter Caitriona briefly shared a stage with Mary Plunkett gr(...)

Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

Hulk-like transformation: Pat Kenny in his studio at Newstalk. Photograph: Frank Miller

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt, the old saying goes, and it’s sound advice. Unless you’re being i(...)

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