Mario Rosenstock: Finding some sort of balance in your life sounds so boring and mundane and actually, it’s extremely hard to do but if you find it, you realise it’s magical. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

5.45am I’m up and running on adrenaline and don’t eat or drink until after my radio sketch. 8.15am I’ll have a massive bowl of fruit and gr(...)

Racing 92’s Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo after the Heineken Champions Cup game against Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

‘Ordinary Joe’ can be used by publishers to convince athletes and coaches of the need to hire a professional writer to work alongside them. Ironicall(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte said she never expected her children would be exposed to threats.

More than half of TDs who repsonded to an RTÉ survey on threats received by members of the Dáil have said their lives have been threatened. Sinn Féin(...)

Gay Byrne and his wife, Kathleen Watkins in 1993

Was Gay Byrne a feminist? It was his fellow RTÉ presenter, Miriam O’Callaghan, who put this intriguing theory before the nation on Tuesday night, dur(...)

Ryan Tubridy (left) was RTÉ’s highest paid presenter in 2016 followed by Ray D’Arcy in second and Joe Duffy in third. Photographs: Aidan Crawley and Andres Poveda

The salaries of RTÉ’s top earners have been controversial conversation topics for many years, but under new plans the high-profile presenters are set (...)

Throwback: Wide-awake picnickers at Mr Motivator’s fitness class. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

On Sunday morning at Electric Picnic, The Academic were doing a soundcheck in the Today FM SoundGarden when a group of curious passersby gathered to w(...)

Fr Tony Coote was conferred with an honorary doctorate of science by UCD last December. He is pictured here with Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin and his mother Patricia. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Tributes have been paid to social justice campaigner Fr Tony Coote, who has died aged 55, more than a year after being diagnosed with motor neuron dis(...)

Shay Byrne

The very phrase “graveyard slot” suggests quietude, decay, stillness; the very antithesis of what makes for good radio. Due in part to lower listener (...)

File photograph, from June 1995, of the border checkpoint at Clady, Co Derry, on the border with Donegal. Photograph: PA Wire

A hard Brexit could become a “trigger” for people to join dissident republican or loyalist paramilitary groups, the Chief Constable of the Police Serv(...)

The Government will not be able to afford across-the-board €5 increases in social welfare payments if there is a no-deal Brexit, Minister of State Finian McGrath has said. Photograph: James Forde

The Government will not be able to afford across-the-board €5 increases in social welfare payments if there is a no-deal Brexit at the end of October,(...)

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