Ray D Arcy

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A videograb of Thierry Henry’s handball that led to William Gallas’s goal during the World Cup playoff, second leg against the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in November 2009. Photograph: Sky Sports

Something was wrong. Something more than the fact that Ireland had just conceded a goal that threatened to end their hopes of making it to the World C(...)

Gerry Godley, at home in his kitchen in Rialto, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dinner is a fleeting pleasure. As one meal fades, thoughts turn inexorably to the next. Not the eating, necessarily, which for all its immediate grati(...)

Welcome back Ryan.  We missed you. Photograph: RTÉ

Throughout his career, Ryan Tubridy has been characterised in some quarters – including this column – as bland, middlebrow and flippant. My, how we’ve(...)

Operation Covid Nation: Karl Henry, Dr Sumi Dunne, Kathryn Thomas, Aoife Hearne and Dr Eddie Murphy

When details began to circulate of a new RTÉ lifestyle show with the title Operation Covid Nation, many of us assumed it was a joke. It was so tacky, (...)

Ray D’Arcy: on Tuesday he spoke to an Irish woman living in the Chinese city of Suzhou, who describes everyday life in the country as it tries to control the virus. Photograph: Patrick Bolger Photography

It’s a sure sign that things are serious when scheduled programming is interrupted by special bulletins. But these are challenging times, and so it co(...)

Accounts filed by Liveline presenter Joe Duffy’s Claddaghgreen Ltd show cash reserves decreased by €61,962 to €567,447 in the 12 months to the end of April last year. Photograph: Tom Honan

Accumulated profit at the media company operated by one of Ireland’s best-known broadcasters, Joe Duffy, topped €485,000 in the 12 months to the end o(...)

 Brendan O’Connor will be behind the RTÉ Radio 1 microphone in the weekend 11am to 1pm slot from mid-March. Picture: Kinlan Photography.

Five years after RTÉ television bosses unceremoniously axed his Saturday chat show to make way for big-money signing Ray D’Arcy, Brendan O’Connor’s st(...)

Marian Finucane pictured in RTÉ’s radio studio in 1999. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Radio 1 recorded a rise in listenership in the final quarter of 2019, with Marian Finucane adding to her audience in her last months on air, new radio(...)

Sean O’Rourke was Radio 1’s strongest performer.

In a year when Irish radio, like so much traditional media, continued to face online competition and shrinking finances, the experience of two station(...)

Stephen and Irene Teap with their two children Noah (3) and Oscar (5) Irene Teap died last year after receiving incorrect cervical cancer screening results. Photograph: Stephen Teap/Facebook

Stephen Teap was just 36 when his wife Irene died two years ago at the age of 35, leaving behind two young sons Oscar and Noah. Although he wasn’t aw(...)

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