Ronan Collins

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Orwell Road: Councillors want to change its name to Independent Ukraine Road as a gesture of solidarity with Ukraine and of criticism of the Russian government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Orwell Road is one of the longest roads in Dublin. It stretches from Rathgar to Churchtown, with a busy parade of shops at the Rathgar end and a golf (...)

The proposal to change the name of the road was unanimously passed by a sub-committee of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council earlier this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Orwell Road resident Dr Ronan Collins has described a proposal to change the name of the road to Independent Ukraine Road as “kind of Orwellian” as re(...)

Ryan Tubridy now has 366,000 listeners on Radio, making his show second only to Morning Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ryan Tubridy, Claire Byrne, Pat Kenny and Matt Cooper were among the main winners in the latest Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) survey of (...)

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre in Dublin in May. Non-essential retail was shuttered for much of the first half of the year. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

There is no sugarcoating it. Between Covid, Brexit, supply chain issues and spiralling energy prices it was a tough year for the Irish consumer, as ou(...)

Lotteries everywhere play on the common fantasy of a single enormous payday that will ease all of life’s problems. Photograph: iStock

When National Lottery officials were summoned before the Oireachtas Finance Committee earlier this month and asked to explain why a game of chance was(...)

RTÉ Radio 1 remained the biggest player in the national market, bolstered by marquee names and brand recognition. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

RTÉ Radio 1’s new guard found their voice amidst fiscal crisis, while Newstalk kept its scrappy approach under new ownership After the tumult, t(...)

Ryan Tubridy’s Radio 1 audience of 359,000 makes his the second highest on weekdays and third overall. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ryan Tubridy’s show on RTÉ Radio 1 is now the second most listened-to radio weekday programme in the Irish market, while Newstalk’s Pat Kenny and Toda(...)

Bernard Durkan wants to know why the Lotto jackpot, now worth more than €19 million, hasn’t been won since June. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Never mind people not getting PCR tests. What about Bernard Durkan? He’s been asking for an urgent probe for the best part of a week. The TD for Kil(...)

Bernard Durkan TD is on both the Oireachtas Finance and Public Expenditure committees and stated that he wanted a ‘full audit’ into why there has been no winner ‘in the interests of public confidence’. File photograph

An audit and investigation of the National Lottery draw should be launched as there has not been a winner of the top jackpot in six months, a Fine Gae(...)

This summer we welcome back more fluid fashion looks with a feel-good factor.

Now we are waxed and (hopefully) vaxed for the summer, it’s time to surf the fashion wave and indulge in some retail therapy. After months of restrict(...)

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