Cathy Anne and Paul Bell outside The Brewery Tap, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

As rumours swirl around much of the midlands on Friday regarding Covid-19 lockdowns, Brian Cloonan takes delivery of nine pallets of Christmas decorat(...)

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(...)

Ryan Tubridy got more political than he meant to last week. Photograph: RTÉ

As he surveys the papers at the start of his show, Ryan Tubridy has some good news for those already suffering from election fatigue. “Obviously it’s (...)

Well-known broadcasters Marian Finucane and Larry Gogan passed away within seven days of each other in early Janaury. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times and RTÉ/PA Wire

On Tuesday morning, despite the sorrow of the previous days, the kids carried on playing, as kids do. While a doleful air hung over RTÉ Radio 1 in adv(...)

The independent TD for Kerry is on the show for a discussion about fellow TD Noel Grealish. File Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s a flutter of anticipation on Wednesday’s edition of Today with Seán O’Rourke (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) when stand-in host Miriam O’Callaghan ann(...)

Gay Byrne with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even when he left us, Gay Byrne commanded the airwaves like no other. It was 2.45pm on Monday when Joe Duffy, having noted the time and date in sombre(...)

Joe Duffy discussed the gunpoint robbery in Dublin on Liveline this week

As Halloween looms, scary stuff is everywhere, from horror movies and fright masks to the dental apocalypse of sugary trick-or-treat hauls. But for th(...)

Presenter Ryan Tubridy on the set of last year’s  Late Late Toy Show. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Applications for tickets to be in the audience for the Late Late Show Toy Show have surpassed 90,000 for the first time. In addition to the audience(...)

Greta Thunberg: Ryan Tubridy has been criticised for his on-air remarks about the activist. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

Ryan Tubridy is often slagged off for being bland, but this seems unfair. After all, anyone who can trigger the level of offence that Tubridy does wit(...)

Fr Tony Coote’s coffin is carried out of the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, at his funeral Mass. Photograph: Tom Honan

David Coote wanted people to know that his brother Fr Tony Coote died peacefully, 18 months after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “He was(...)

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