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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(...)

Presidential candidates Gavin Duffy (third from left); Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada; Peter Casey; Sean Gallagher and Senator Joan Freeman pictured alongside Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates (at far left) on Virgin Media One’s The Tonight Show Presidential Election Special. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Sean Gallagher renewed his criticisms of what he described as President Michael D Higgins’s lack of transparency over Áras spending during Wednesday (...)

The presidential election takes place on Friday, October 26th.

Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher has changed his mind and will now participate in all remaining debates. Ahead of a televised debate with all s(...)

And it’s goodnight from me . . . The Coop and the Cap on Virgin Media’s ‘The Tonight Show’

This week Michael Healy-Rae infiltrated the Dublin 4 media bubble as the co-presenter of Virgin Media’s Tonight Show. He does so with the panache of (...)

Ryanair’s  Michael O’Leary attends a press conference in London on September 12th. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen,  AFP

Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair, has said a biography of him written by journalist Matt Cooper contains “false claims and innuendo”. An e(...)

Always getting better? Michael O’Leary decided to re-engineer Ryanair by improving its customer service. Illustration: Paul Ryder

In late 2013, having weathered two profit warnings, Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, took a decision that risked changing the existing Ryan(...)

Paul Williams and Shane Coleman

It’s hard to believe Paul Williams has the time to be bored, what with anchoring a news show and engaging in verbal skirmishes with his on-air colleag(...)

Claire Brock will present the new 8pm news bulletin on Virgin Media One (TV3). Photograph: Brian McEvoy

News and current affairs will be boosted and there will be a Reeling in the Years-style look back at Ireland’s recent past in the first autumn season (...)

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