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(...)

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(...)

Radio 1’s ‘Morning Ireland’ will add a new business news bulletin in the final half hour of the show.

Radio 1 is extending the business news coverage on Morning Ireland from Monday with a new bulletin after the headlines at 8.30am. The additional upd(...)

RTÉ presenter  Bryan Dobson  will continue to be a key presenter for its television coverage of special State events including the forthcoming budget after he moves to Morning Ireland. Photograph:    Donall Farmer

After 21 years behind the desk, Bryan Dobson is leaving RTÉ One’s Six One News programme to join the team of presenters on RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Irel(...)

 Cathal Mac Coille during his last broadcast on RTÉ One with Rachael English (right). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Morning Ireland’s importance is obvious to all those who are lucky enough to work on a programme that registers with listeners in a way that no other (...)

Rachael English: I get uptight doing Morning Ireland. Book nerves are different: waking at 4am in a froth of anxiety, wondering if it’s too late to change your mind and remove the book from the shops

When I was a teenager, I wrote all the time. I spent hours honing my English essays while cramming the rest of my homework into 20 minutes in front of(...)

Donald Trump: gave a surprisingly gracious victory speech. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

It’s a couple of hours after the seismic election result, and right on cue the septuagenarian businessman delivers a blast of trademark demagoguery, (...)

‘So how did whoever do on whatever debate? I don’t know. And I’m not sure if it matters.’ Photograph: Maxwell/AFP/Getty Images

Last week, I was trying to sleep on a hard bed in the stifling heat somewhere in the middle of nowhere in west Africa, trying to figure out where my I(...)

Ireland’s only orchestral baroque music festival takes place this weekend in Ardee in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chief O’Neill Traditional Music Festival The celebration of traditional music legend Chief O’Neill takes places in Bantry, West Cork until Sunday, Nov(...)

Rachael English: known to readers from her day job as a presenter on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Popular fiction takes familiar, reality-based characters and puts them in the way of unexpected events or crises. Readers empathise with their predica(...)

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