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RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland studio. The latest figures show the breakfast news programme has 429,000 listeners.

Morning Ireland has extended its lead as Ireland’s most popular radio programme. The Radio 1 breakfast programme now has a listenership of 429,000, ad(...)

Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis received abuse after they featured in an advertising campaign for the Lidl supermarket chain. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A mixed-race Co Meath couple who appeared in an ad campaign for supermarket chain Lidl has decided to leave Ireland after being subjected to abuse onl(...)

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral in Dublin of an Irish man Joseph Tuohy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Joseph Tuohy was “forgotten in life and remembered in death”, mourners heard at the funeral of the man who died alone at the age of 83 in London last (...)

Adrian Lynch, RTÉ’s  director of audience, channels and marketing; Dee Forbes, director-general; and Jim Jennings, director of content. File photograph: Andres Poveda

RTÉ is “flat broke”, an audience of celebrities, advertising executives, industry partners and journalists heard at the broadcaster’s August launch ev(...)

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(...)

Sinéad O’Connor performing Nothing Compares 2 U on The Late Late Show on Friday. Photograph: RTÉ

To initiate its 58th series, the Late Late Show began not with that familiar drum roll but a wailing siren. When it did strike up, the theme tune had(...)

Shane Coleman has a considerably more successful week at Westminster than the British prime minister, Boris Johnson

As Britain once again implodes into political chaos, Irish listeners must be starting to think that Sisyphus had it easy, so tortuously and fruitlessl(...)

Sinead O’Connor smiles and waves at camera after performance of Nothing Compares 2 U on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show. Photograph: RTÉ Player

Sinéad O’Connor has described how she felt “at home” after reading the Koran and subsequently embracing the Muslim religion. The singer, who has retu(...)

‘Why don’t you have friends?’ is kind of a sticky one to have chucked at you on the spot

Earlier this year, I wrote a column on the challenges of making friends as an adult, and made the admission that I don’t have that many friends. I rar(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

IN AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM HIS NEW BOOK, SCHMIDT HAPPENS, ROSS O’CARROLL-KELLY HAS TAKEN ON HIS TOUGHEST JOB YET – COACHING THE FACEBOOK TAG RUGB(...)

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