Dr Tony Holohan said the virus often spreads in young people first and he acknowledged that the last two years have been ‘really challenging’ for that group. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Department of Health has reported 6,307 new cases of Covid-19. The number of patients being treated in hospital was 429 as of 8am on Wednesday, it(...)

Joe Duffy questions why no media organisations have taken legal action to stop far-right activists spreading dangerous and abusive misinformation online

More than any other Irish radio personality, Joe Duffy uses an array of voices to signal the tone of an item on Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays), the (...)

Philip Boucher-Hayes: always knowledgeable but sometimes a victim of his natural confidence

Teachers may disagree, but Philip Boucher-Hayes is surely right when he says Monday’s full reopening of schools will prompt a “collective sigh of reli(...)

Ray D’Arcy’s formula gels; if not chicken soup for the soul, then at least Cup-a-Soup for the tired mind. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/ RTÉ

Kicking off the first show of an already traumatic new year, Ray D’Arcy strikes a disconcertingly sanguine note. As he admits on Monday’s programme (T(...)

Shane Ross: dubbed a  “tell-tale tattler” by Regina Doherty. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

If you’re bored with constant conversations about Covid-19, spare a thought for Brendan O’Connor. With immaculate timing, O’Connor began hosting his s(...)

Joe Duffy: like any good referee in a sparring match, he  knows  his audience likes nothing better than a good scrap

It’s Monday, election day plus two, and already on air discussions about coalition permutations are turning ugly. A Sinn Féin voter deems a partnershi(...)

In 2019 the decision-makers across government, business and media  could not avoid the tidal wave of raw emotion unleashed among the world’s youth by Greta Thunberg and her viral school strike

‘The current’s fast, but the river moves slow, And I can feel things changing.” Sometimes it takes a poet to capture a moment, and hearing those wor(...)

Stay with Me, which opens in the Aula Maxima, is a group art exhibition which brings together the work of 20 artists and survivors who felt compelled to create artwork in response initially, to the tragic story of the Tuam Babies. Photograph: Olivia Kelleher/UCC

A new exhibition which seeks to honour and remember all those who suffered in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, mother and baby homes, and industrial sch(...)

Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live presenter Ciara Kelly describes her mentality as “partitionist”. Photograph: Tom Honan

After years of silence on the matter, the possibility of a united Ireland is, so to speak, a conversation once again. But even as Brexit has overturn(...)

 Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave  kept his silence when he was  interviewed by   Philip Boucher-Hayes on Tuesday’s edition of Drivetime. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Whatever else about tech entrepreneurs, they are not renowned for their timeless glamour. So kudos of a kind is due to Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgra(...)

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