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,(...)

It’s worth investing in a good (dashcam). It’s your livelihood, it’s your life.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The man who uploaded dashcam footage showing a taxi driver allegedly being assaulted by a passenger has said all taxi drivers should invest in dashcam(...)

Riyadh Khalaf first came to prominence in an RTÉ series in which  he discussed coming out to his father Sam, a formerly devout Muslim. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Riyadh Khalaf is standing on St Stephen’s Green when he is approached by two young women. “Are you Riyadh K?” asks one, referring to his YouTube handl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: his choice of time for a general election may be this June or February  2020. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The next month will be a hectic but clarifying period for Irish politics. At its conclusion we will know a lot more about where politics and its chief(...)

 Miriam O’Callaghan claims the adverts have exploited the trust placed in her by the Irish public and damaged her good name and reputation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan’s application for orders directing Facebook to provide her with information identifying those who have placed allegedly(...)

Seahorse is a sharp and funny play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland.

Women’s day is leaking. The international day, which has been around for more than 100 years, these days sees events and campaigns starting days befor(...)

Derek Mooney: too often comes across as a caricature of a daytime radio jock

As a keen observer of wildlife, Derek Mooney surely knows that for all the majesty of the natural world, it’s also a harsh, fickle and unforgiving env(...)

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(...)

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