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Liveline: Joe Duffy’s phone-in has played a crucial role in bringing to light the horrific secrets of Ireland’s clerical institutions

It may be an accident of timing, but it’s entirely fitting that Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) is the first programme to follow Wednesday’s broadcas(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan: sounds so sincere that her touchy-feely public persona seems flinty by comparison. Photograph: RTÉ

For such an accomplished broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan can sound like a caricature of herself. Her array of understanding sighs and empathetic adver(...)

Joe Duffy: Liveline’s audience crossed the 400,000 mark to 404,000, the latest radio research shows.

Irish people flocked to radio as the coronavirus crisis unfolded, leading to huge increases in the listenership of shows such as Morning Ireland, Live(...)

Annie McCarrick (26) who travelled to Ireland to study has been missing since March   1993.

A New York-based lawyer said he has received a “very promising lead” in the search for an American woman who went missing in Ireland 27 years ago. An(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has refused to be drawn out on who will be the first taoiseach of the new government, saying that parties agree ther(...)

Sinéad Grogan, Clinical Nurse Manager Safetynet, taking the Minister for Health Simon Harris’s temperature at the official opening of a Covid Assessment Hub at the Mater Hospital Dublin, Photograph: Julien Behal

A further 27 people have died from Covid-19, bringing the total to 1,429, according to new figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team. Th(...)

Normal People: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures/RTÉ

With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to begrudge people a bit of harmless nostalgia. Sure enough, it’s Throwback Thursday on Liveline (RTÉ(...)

It’s noticeable that Ivan Yates, who can often be heard merrily baiting ‘pinko lefties’ himself, keeps his counsel on this occasion, instead focusing on the victims of the gang feud.  Photograph: Newstalk

The wait is over. After months of anticipation, Tuesday’s general election announcement is the signal for contenders to start campaigning for real. Su(...)

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(...)

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