Ray D Arcy

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The Spice Girls have remained  loved and discussed even in the 23rd year of their career. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images

When the Spice Girls began their first world tour in Dublin’s The Point Depot on February 24th, 1998, tickets were priced at £22.50 but this tour ulti(...)

Aisling Glynn and her dog Gina: ‘These are the type of comments and questions you tend to brush off’

I remember getting a phone call asking if I’d be interested in writing a column about living with a disability for The Irish Times. I like writing, so(...)

Fibromyalgia is not a well-known illness and, until relatively recently, was often written off as a hypochondriac woman’s disease because it afflicts far more women than men. Photograph: Thinkstock

Recently, I was listening to Adrienne Dempsey and Marrisa Appel on the Ray D’Arcy Show discussing fibromyalgia.  It is a chronic pain illness cha(...)

The Musicians Union of Ireland called on its members to attend a protest at RTÉ, organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which called for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Israel this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Palestinian rights campaigners have protested outside RTÉ against the broadcaster’s decision to participate in this year’s Eurovision in Israel. A pe(...)

Broadcaster Arthur Murphy presenting RTÉ’s Mailbag in  1983. The programme  featured letters from viewers of RTÉ programmes

Arthur Murphy: Born June 4th, 1928. Died February 7th, 2019 Broadcaster Arthur Murphy has died in his 91st year after a short illness. Murphy was abo(...)

RTÉ presenter Joe Duffy. Mr Duffy is not a paid employee of RTÉ but is employed as a contractor. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Accumulated profits at the media company operated by one of Ireland’s best known broadcasters, Joe Duffy, have topped €505,000. Accounts filed by th(...)

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(...)

RTÉ presenter Arthur Murphy, host of the popular Mailbag slot, has died at the age of 90. The Dubliner was offered a 10-minute filler slot dealing wi(...)

Ian Dempsey’s long-running Today FM breakfast show has added listeners. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Today FM’s Ian Dempsey and Newstalk’s Ivan Yates were among the main winners in the latest radio ratings, while Ryan Tubridy and Ray D’Arcy also added(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton said he would raise presenter pay with RTÉ boss Dee Forbes, but also suggested it was ‘an operational matter’ for RTÉ. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Newish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton is said to have spent recent months reading himself into his wide po(...)

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