Joe Duffy: for better or worse, Liveline has been triple-stitched into the fabric of Irish society

While Today FM has just come through their latest deck reshuffle (more of this below), it’s fair to say that Joe Duffy’s Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekda(...)

Ivan Yates now has 183,000 listeners on Newstalk, up 30,000 over the past year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ Radio 1, Newstalk and Today FM have all gained market share in the Irish radio market, but 2fm’s performance slipped in a “soft” quarter, accordin(...)

Today FM’s new lunchtime host Mairéad Ronan with Dancing with the Stars  partner John Nolan. Photograph: RTÉ.

Broadcaster Mairéad Ronan will take over Today FM’s lunchtime slot from early September, the radio station has announced. She succeeds Muireann O’Con(...)

RTÉ  environment editor  George Lee warned on Morning Ireland the end of the world is nigh

It’s just over a decade since listeners awoke to hear Morning Ireland (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) carry the startling news that Brian Cowen’s government h(...)

Muireann O’Connell has the enthusiasm, not to mention the affability, to keep things palatable

It could be argued that if you work on a breakfast show, you’re effectively playing to one of the toughest crowds on radio: people about to hop on the(...)

Newstalk’s ‘Hard Shoulder’ presenter Ivan Yates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Ivan Yates has overtaken Pat Kenny as Newstalk’s most popular presenter, helping the station to its highest ever market share, according to the latest(...)

Ryan Tubridy has lost 32,000 listeners over the past year, while Ray D’Arcy has lost 21,000, the latest figures show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Key RTÉ Radio 1 programmes Marian Finucane, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Ryan Tubridy Show were the main fallers in the latest radio ratings, whil(...)

Sober and sensible: Philip Boucher-Hayes

Children’s attraction and attachment to their smartphones is once again a topic of parental panic across the airwaves this week. With the announcement(...)

‘Homes Under the Hammer’ reveals the gritty reality of the property world that would have Dermot Bannon reaching for the Xanax

We live in a world stuffed with entertainment, in this ultra modern age you have the ability to watch anything you like whenever you like. From using(...)

Muireann O’Connell: ‘My favourite restaurant is Jack’s Coastguard in Cromane, Co Kerry.'

Favourite TV show? At the moment it’s Motherland, which is written by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan. I’m not a parent, but it’s one of the funnies(...)

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