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(...)

Vincent Browne: his  interview on the Ray D’Arcy Show is a curious mix of fatalism, insight and curmudgeonly caricature, but never less than enjoyable

What’s in a name? In the world of radio quite a bit, at least when it comes to a show’s nomenclature: the more generic the programme name, the greater(...)