Louisa Cameron of Raven Books: ‘I saw the difference that having a 90-second conversation from the garden gate could make to people.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Louisa Cameron has become a familiar sight over the pandemic, whizzing through coastal south county Dublin on her bike, its basket stacked high with (...)

Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra: driving Drivetime to new heights

It’s a mostly disappointing week for anyone counting on blizzard conditions for distraction and amusement, not to mention nostalgia for those innocent(...)

Student Patrick Sutton at the launch of the National Adult Literacy Agency’s new collection, Voices. Photograph: Conor Healy

Dozens of Ireland’s best-known authors have contributed to a new book that marks 40 years of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). Roddy Doyle, (...)

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(...)

Ivan Yates takes a break from coronavirus coverage by allowing listeners to indulge in the nostalgically escapist pastime of bashing the Brits. Photograph: Newstalk

We may be in the midst of a crisis that has apparently turned everything we know on its head, but there are still reassuring reminders that the old wo(...)

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(...)

Well-known broadcasters Marian Finucane and Larry Gogan passed away within seven days of each other in early Janaury. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times and RTÉ/PA Wire

On Tuesday morning, despite the sorrow of the previous days, the kids carried on playing, as kids do. While a doleful air hung over RTÉ Radio 1 in adv(...)

A photograph of the late broadcaster Marian Finucane sits beside a book of condolence at the RTÉ Radio Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The funeral of RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane will take place on Tuesday next in Co Kildare. Her remains will arrive at St Brigid’s Church, Kill, f(...)

A woman signs a book of condolence at RTÉ Radio Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin, for broadcaster Marian Finucane, who died on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Women were to the fore in signing books of condolence for the late broadcaster Marian Finucane, who was remembered on Friday as a “brilliant journalis(...)

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(...)

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