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A sponsored ’Tonight with Vincent Browne’ would be a different beast, according to McRedmond. “We could have taken to show to Limerick, to Galway, to Donegal. We could have got two more researchers on the show.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the Can We Trust Our News? media conference held in DCU yesterday, there was a heartfelt plea from TV3 chief executive David McRedmond: trust us no(...)

Ivan Yates: we may have missed him more than we knew. Photograph: Sam Boal

A debatable piece of wisdom at the best of times, the adage about absence making the heart grow fonder has been put to a particularly stern test on mo(...)

Impressionist Mario Rosenstock begins his new RTÉ television show on Monday night with a new gallery of characters. Out, for the most part, will go ol(...)

Seán O’Rourke with senior producer Kay Sheehy and first guest, writer Edna O’Brien, at the Radio Centre in RTÉ for his first day presenting the ‘Today with Seán O’Rourke’ programme. Photograph: Frank Miller

Is the fatness of the Communicorp marketing wallet getting to some people within RTÉ? On Monday, Seán O’Rourke, interviewing two members of Second Cap(...)

The family of James Hunt attend the premier of Rush at Odeon Leicester Square, London. Phptpgraph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

So Brian O’Driscoll resents Warren Gatland – well, d’uh: player P-O’d at coach for being dropped; whatever next? Child disappointed at not getting lol(...)

Female-led television: Arena discussed the return of Tina Fey. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Contender, ready? Gladiator, ready? Three, two, one: radio wars! On Monday morning all ears were on Newstalk and RTÉ Radio 1 as Pat Kenny and Seán O’R(...)

Mary O’Rourke and George Hook at the launch of the Kennedy Summer School in Dublin yesterday. In relation to Pat Kenny’s Newstalk show, Mr Hook said: “If he gets to 200,000 listeners and I’m still alive . . . I’ll wash his underwear for a year.” Photograph: Mary Browne

Pat Kenny needs have “200,000 listeners” to “justify the whole palaver”, which would be “one hell of a performance”, his Newstalk colleague George Hoo(...)

Sharon Osbourne’s return boosted ‘X Factor’ ratings

What with all the talk about radio this week – all those column inches devoted to Pat Kenny versus Sean O’ Rourke, Newstalk vs RTÉ, radio has never be(...)

Pat Kenny kicked off his new show on Newstalk radio today. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

If there’s anything more absurd than reviewing a single live radio show, it’s reviewing the first ever instalment of a single live radio show. As P(...)

This morning’s radio programmes, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Pat Kenny Show, are the first test of Newstalk’s strategy of poaching one of RTÉ’s big stars in a bid to get RTÉ Radio One listeners to “move that dial”. Photographs: Frank Miller/The Irish Times; Jason Clarke Photography

lThe much anticipated battle of the Irish airwaves has started with RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke and Newstalk’s Pat Kenny going head-to-head. This morni(...)

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