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Ivan Yates: ‘It’s a national sport in Ireland to be a begrudger.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

No-one could accuse Ivan Yates of being shy and retiring. The presenter of The Hard Shoulder (Newstalk, weekdays) has never been short of self-confide(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan’s recent radio slot was a chance for common sense to prevail on vaccines.

As the summer draws to a close, so listeners once more begin to hear the time-honoured radio traditions that herald the changing of the seasons. Ther(...)

  Liveline host Joe Duffy’s investigative skills make for interesting listening

Has Joe Duffy ever considered becoming a private detective? This isn’t meant as a sly hint, à la managers suggesting employees seek new opportunities (...)

Author John Boyne: ‘You don’t know me, don’t judge me.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The great Russian writer Anton Chekhov had one piece of advice for aspiring authors: the centre of gravity of any story should always be two character(...)

Shane Coleman and Kieran Cuddihy, presenters of Newstalk Breakfast (weekdays)

The days are getting longer and the shift to summer time beckons, but if the snoozy content of last week’s radio is anything to go by, the old mnemoni(...)

Joe Duffy: ‘I wasn’t talking about burqas.’

Joe Duffy has fielded a few bizarre calls in his time, but even by his own lofty standards, his phone conversation at the start of Wednesday’s edition(...)

Ivan Yates, who co-presents ‘The Tonight Show’. A controversial ‘style is usual’ for him, the regulator said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

The broadcasting regulator has rejected three complaints claiming that programmes on Virgin Media Television were unfair to representatives of the “no(...)

Change the attitude: Peter Casey.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For those worried that Newstalk has succumbed to the dread scourge of political correctness, last week must prompt mixed emotions. The bad news is tha(...)

Joe Duffy could have added that two of Farage’s children are entitled to citizenship here through their Irish-born mother Photograph: Alastair Grant

After listening to the news that nurses are striking for better pay at the same time that the State is set to build the world’s most expensive materni(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: said it would be a good idea to bring out an annual report on  Arás spending.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised the “dark media” of social media discourse for “untruths” in relation to his presidency. Mr Higgins told N(...)

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