Ryan Tubridy was upbeat, giddy and flippant, ramping up the feelgood factor without a hint of sarcasm or scepticism.

When the sun is shining, there are few presenters better suited to conditions than Ryan Tubridy. On Tuesday, as he returns to the air after the bank h(...)

Cathal Mac Coille has retired at the age of 65

RTÉ Morning Ireland presenter Cathal Mac Coille has retired from the programme at the age of 65. Signing off on Friday morning, Mr Mac Coille thanked(...)

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

JANUARY On New Year’s Day, as temperatures across the country plunge, a select group of financiers and property developers gather at the Central Ban(...)

Triumphant: Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As Irish radio personalities enjoy some post-Christmas downtime and look back on 2014, one presenter in particular might enjoy dusting off a copy of A(...)

Jonathan Corrie who was found dead in a hallway near the gates of Leinster House

The death of Jonathan Corrie is a story that speaks to our most basic emotions, as the out- pouring of grief, anger and frustration across the radi(...)

Former minister Alan Shatter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There may or may not be a “dark side” lurking amid the force, but there is little denying that, after years of trying to nail their man, the police(...)

Guns for hire: Thompson sub-machine guns and other weapons being fired in the US in the 1930s. Photograph: Vintage Images/Getty

Given the national propensity to celebrate the landmark achievements of anybody with even a trace of Irish blood, it was a surprise this week to hear (...)

Never a man shy about speaking his mind, Ray D’Arcy started the week uncharacteristically stuck for words. Given that the August lull is upon us, he c(...)

We Irish are a nation of radio listeners. Just look at the headlines garnered by Pat Kenny’s recent departure from RTÉ.

Tune into the radio and whose voices will you hear? If you’re listening to news and current affairs the answer is generally men’s. Radio, and particul(...)