Ray Darcy

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RTÉ recently sold a chunk of its campus in Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It emerged over the weekend that a consultants’ report last year showed RTÉ sought a €55 million annual funding boost from the State to relieve its pa(...)

At one point your typical Irish home featured a bulky stereo systems, ashtrays galore, VHS cassettes and a budgie. Illustration: Paul Scott

There is a wonderful museum on Henrietta Street in Dublin 1 which is dedicated to the slums and the tenements of Dublin in the rare auld times. Many o(...)

Sinead McCarthy told the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio One she was forced to choose between travelling to Liverpool for a “compassionate induction” or taking her pregnancy to full term in Ireland, despite the fact there was no chance her baby could survive outside the womb. File photograph: Getty Images

Sinead McCarthy was 20 weeks pregnant when she went in for a routine scan in her local hospital in Mullingar last December. She was happy and confiden(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan  pictured with their solicitor Cian O Carroll leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Vicky Phelan, the mother of two from Co Limerick whose court case brought the failings of the screening programme to light, has said Mr Harris rang he(...)

Siobhan Toibin with her  mother Maureen Marron (76). Ms Toibin has written a  scathing letter to Minister for Health Simon Harris about the lack of out of hours care  for her mother, a cancer patient,   over the New Year period.

The daughter of a woman with cancer who was forced to administer her mother’s medical treatment over the New Year’s bank holiday weekend, has criticis(...)

Gucci Mane in the video for Members Only

Not only does your Instagram feed reveal just how much your friends really earn, it’s often a window into your soul. Little did we know back in July t(...)

Childcare subsidies are being handed out with such fanfare that Katherine Zappone enjoyed a “Varadkar” of media homage this week, to use the new collective noun for inexplicably positive PR.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Young voters backing the Remain vote in Brexit reacted furiously when the older generation swung the result in favour of Leave. The old toffs were b(...)

Tesco bags: phasing them out is perhaps down to more than customer demand. Photograph: Cate Gillon/Getty Images

A couple of weeks back we highlighted the disappearance of 22-cent bags from Tesco. When we asked the retailer about it, we were assured that it was (...)

Court: “I believe that little was to be gained by prosecuting the young woman [who took abortion pills]  in Northern Ireland”

A young woman called Jade Rees died by suicide recently in Britain. In her suicide note, she made reference to not being able to cope with her recent (...)

The Great Dublin Bike Ride: against the odds, Vinny was at the head of the Great Dublin Bike peloton which numbered 3,267, including celebs such as Ray D’Arcy, and his stumpy 57-year-old pins were pumping like pistons. Photograph: Sportsfile

After turning left off the Rathbeale Road, it struck Vinny Fitzpatrick that he was alone. He was the solitary cyclist, like the chap in the Arthur Con(...)

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