Oliver Callan

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Mike Murphy after meeting Jennifer O’Connell in Ballsbridge. It’s a headshot for a reason. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The broadcasting legend on his new foray into podcasting, parenting regrets, his late friend Gay Byrne and getting bored quickly I’m always asto(...)

Cathy Anne and Paul Bell outside The Brewery Tap, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

As rumours swirl around much of the midlands on Friday regarding Covid-19 lockdowns, Brian Cloonan takes delivery of nine pallets of Christmas decorat(...)

Séan O’Rourke began his career at the Connacht Tribune in the early 1970s before later moving to the Sunday Press. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ radio stalwart Seán O’Rourke began his last day on the air by hinting he “had a bit more in the tank” and that his retirement is only partial. T(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane pass each other during training in Saipan ahead of the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Last week, the Taoiseach told the Dáil that it’s difficult to compare the handling of the coronavirus crisis across different countries because they a(...)

Ivan Yates takes a break from coronavirus coverage by allowing listeners to indulge in the nostalgically escapist pastime of bashing the Brits. Photograph: Newstalk

We may be in the midst of a crisis that has apparently turned everything we know on its head, but there are still reassuring reminders that the old wo(...)

Ryan Tubridy demonstrating how coronavirus testing works during last Friday's Late Late Show

Miriam O’Callaghan is to become the first woman to present The Late Late Show in its 58-year history. O’Callaghan will stand in for Ryan Tubridy, who(...)

 Ciara Kelly told her listeners that she had contracted coronavirus. File photograph: Tom Honan

It was the week when the full reality of the global pandemic hit home, and not just because presenters were broadcasting from their own houses. On Mon(...)

Well-known broadcasters Marian Finucane and Larry Gogan passed away within seven days of each other in early Janaury. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times and RTÉ/PA Wire

On Tuesday morning, despite the sorrow of the previous days, the kids carried on playing, as kids do. While a doleful air hung over RTÉ Radio 1 in adv(...)

‘I do really, really want to believe in something,’ says Oliver Callen

Early in Divorcing God, Oliver Callan makes an admission that sounds as wistful as a prayer. “I do really, really want to believe in something,” he sa(...)

Central Bank of Ireland building. When IBRC was put into liquidation 2013, the State handed over government bonds to the Central Bank to replace the emergency loans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Being the lender of last resort during the financial crisis has, without doubt, been the Central Bank of Ireland’s most profitable work. Ever. Last (...)

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