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Triumphant: Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As Irish radio personalities enjoy some post-Christmas downtime and look back on 2014, one presenter in particular might enjoy dusting off a copy of A(...)

Seán O’Rourke, one of the radio presenters popular with Irish listeners in the UK.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish diaspora in the UK is making fresh appeals for the retention of RTÉ’s longwave service ahead of its planned closure next month.Retired Lond(...)

‘Drivetime’ presenter Mary Wilson. The programme  is  Ireland’s most popular drivetime radio show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ulster Bank has agreed a year-long sponsorship deal with RTÉ for its Drivetime evening programme on Radio 1, which is hosted by Mary Wilson. The cost(...)

Mary Wilson, presenter of RTE’s ‘Drivetime’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

RTÉ should reject “aggressive” Danske Bank as the sponsors of Radio 1’s Drivetime show, independent TD Mattie McGrath insisted this week, citing the b(...)

‘The inscrutability of the living cartoon enables Hook to be, by a considerable distance, the greatest Irish broadcaster since Gaybo, entering into the imaginations of his audience, inviting love and loathing in equal proportions.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

George Hook is Desperate Dan. Or perhaps Fred Flintstone going yabba-dabba-doo on the radio, with “the lovely Ingrid” back home in Bedrock. Or, perhap(...)

Brave new world: Colm Keaveney with Micheál Martin, the Fianna Fáil leader, on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

You can imagine Colm Keaveney standing at the door of each radio studio on Tuesday evening, muttering mantras as he waited for his cue. When they ask (...)

Sen David Norris at the Today FM studios on Monday, after he had his beard shaved off in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As if to remind us that Halloween beckons, the air was thick with scary stories this week. One could scarcely tune in without hearing hair-raising acc(...)

We Irish are a nation of radio listeners. Just look at the headlines garnered by Pat Kenny’s recent departure from RTÉ.

Tune into the radio and whose voices will you hear? If you’re listening to news and current affairs the answer is generally men’s. Radio, and particul(...)

Morrissey... champion of cheerfulness. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Reuters

It’s not often that sitting and listening to Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness puts you in mind of The Smiths, their champion of cheerfulness vocal(...)

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