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Marian Finucane: ‘But you’re not denying, are you, the consequences of global warming?’

A longtime fixture of weekend radio, the Sunday morning newspaper panel hosted by Marian Finucane (RTÉ Radio 1) is something of an institution. And li(...)

A ‘lot more edge’ coming into panel debates after three years of ‘new politics’, says Virgin Media presenter Ivan Yates. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

How does Virgin Media Television hope to get viewers interested in the European elections? A little bit of “chaos” helps, says Ivan Yates, who co-host(...)

RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane and Today FM’s Matt Cooper were the main winners in the latest radio audience figures from the Joint National Listenersh(...)

Ray D’Arcy:  can still show flashes of the spicily attuned broadcaster who used to hold court on Today FM. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ray D’Arcy has long been an advocate of healthy eating, as his regular radio slots about television weight loss series Operation Transformation attest(...)

The craft of hurley making has written references to it in the 5th century. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The art of hurley making is not an art at all, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has decreed, as he ruled out including the ancient craft in tax br(...)

‘You can bet the house’ that Peter Casey, pictured, will run for the European Parliament, and the Dáil, according to his friend Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photo Nick Bradshaw

He hasn’t gone away, you know. Peter Casey, the initial no-hoper who confounded commentators and critics by coming a strong second to Michael D Higgi(...)

Ian Dempsey’s long-running Today FM breakfast show has added listeners. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Today FM’s Ian Dempsey and Newstalk’s Ivan Yates were among the main winners in the latest radio ratings, while Ryan Tubridy and Ray D’Arcy also added(...)

Tuned in: Eoghan McDermott, Miriam O’Callaghan, Matt Cooper, Ciara Kelly, Tracy Clifford and Ivan Yates

In a year when the news was marked by fearless women challenging officialdom and mouthy men with populist appeal, two broadcasters in particular caugh(...)

Rugby players  Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: their trial and acquittal was the subject of “Documentary on One: Notes from a Belfast Rape Trial”. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

One of the most memorable slogans during the long campaign for women’s reproductive rights in Catholic-dominated Ireland was: “Get your rosaries off o(...)

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(...)

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