Ivan Yates  suffuses a discussion on Irritable Bowel Syndrome with a disarming sense of humour. Photograph: Newstalk

The news that Ivan Yates is planning to retire from broadcasting later this year may come as a blow to his fans – and a fillip to his rivals – but per(...)

The independent TD for Kerry is on the show for a discussion about fellow TD Noel Grealish. File Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s a flutter of anticipation on Wednesday’s edition of Today with Seán O’Rourke (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) when stand-in host Miriam O’Callaghan ann(...)

Stephen Rea: Miriam disarms Rea’s lugubriously diffident public persona. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At a time when so many current leaders on the world stage are fantasists peddling harmful fictions, it’s perhaps surprising that some of the most trut(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan’s recent radio slot was a chance for common sense to prevail on vaccines.

As the summer draws to a close, so listeners once more begin to hear the time-honoured radio traditions that herald the changing of the seasons. Ther(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan shows that for all her famed one-on-one interviewing skills, she’s in her element hosting current affairs conversations.

A politician, a journalist and an academic walk into a room. To most people, this may sound like the opening line of a bad joke, but Miriam O’Callagha(...)

Joe Duffy: ‘I wasn’t talking about burqas.’

Joe Duffy has fielded a few bizarre calls in his time, but even by his own lofty standards, his phone conversation at the start of Wednesday’s edition(...)

Eoghan Murphy: sounded properly annoyed with O’Callaghan’s line of questioning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s hard to think of any RTÉ presenter as being a class warrior hell-bent on upending the social order. Joe Duffy gets agitated about the iniquities (...)

Majella reminds a chummy O’Connor of his cutting remarks about her husband. Photograph: Andres Poveda

In the first episode of Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out (RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm), a virtuously unadorned one-on-one chat show, the host interviews one ha(...)

Overall, Miriam O’Callaghan reshapes the Today programme into a wider-ranging magazine show.

The prospect of a presidential election may be growing greater, but one mooted candidate takes to the airwaves last week to outline their reasons for (...)

Miriam O’Callaghan: found the unique Shane MacGowan a difficult man to pin down when the former Pogues singer turned up on Sunday With Miriam.

Shane MacGowan isn’t one for dwelling on the past. On the publication of fellow Pogues member James Fearnley’s memoir about life in the band, for inst(...)

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