Paul Claffey

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Bina McLoughlin: reached international audiences through her walk-on role as a shepherdess in Jim Sheridan’s 1990 movie, The Field.

Since she was the Queen of Connemara, and her powers and skills in sorcery meant she could put curses on all and sundry, even on such high-flying poli(...)

Dublin-based “super-pirates” Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio were dominant presences in the local radio market in the 1980s. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

On this day 30 years ago, Ireland’s pirate radio stations bestowed an abrupt if reluctant silence on a grieving listenership nationwide. It was eithe(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Áine Lawlor was inducted into the PPI Hall of Fame along with Paul Claffey from Mid West Radio, Tony Fenton from Today FM and Walter Love from BBC Radio Ulster at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony last night.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 was once again the big winner at last night’s Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards winning nine times. Irish Times’ columni(...)