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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(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Look out for pre-lit Christmas trees to remove the annual light detangling from your to-do list

Turkey bought? Done. List made and checked twice? Check. Champagne on ice? Of course. Yet even the best-laid plans can be derailed by last-minute issu(...)

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