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Oliver Callan: the presenter has an amusing turn of phrase

For all his gifts as an impersonator, there’s one role Oliver Callan can’t quite nail. Try as he might, his efforts at playing a talkshow host are nev(...)

 Former minister for housing  Eoghan Murphy in 2019. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A sudden resignation by a sitting TD from the Dáil is a rare event. You could count the number who have stepped down in the past 20 years on the fing(...)

Peter Flood with his wife, Jennie

Peter Flood has lived in Sweden for 20 years, 14 of them in Gothenburg. Now he has settled 50km south of the city. He and his wife, Jennie, are teache(...)

Settling in: Drivetime’s Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney

It’s the economy, stupid. For anyone wondering why Donald Trump’s support has held far firmer than polls predicted, the well-burnished chestnut about (...)

Conor McClory and Sophie Curran. Photograph: Conor McClory

A Donegal surfer who found a Russian time capsule while searching for a surfing location has told of her concern that it might have been a bomb. Soph(...)

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(...)

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