Ryan Tubridy: a pint ends up as another tedious skirmish in the culture wars.Photograph: Kinlan Photography.

When it comes to his tipple of choice, Ryan Tubridy has always followed Flann O’Brien’s advice: a pint of plain is your only man. Judging by the prese(...)

A spokesman for the State Examinations Commission  said it made “every possible effort” to accommodate candidates in emergency situations. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State Examinations Commission is reviewing exam rules for bereaved students after a young woman spoke of being forced to sit her Leaving Cert busi(...)

Fans with host Ryan Tubridy ahead of the London edition of ‘The Late Late Show’. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ryan Tubridy has responded to criticism of RTÉ’s handling of ticketing for The Late Late Show, saying that the British company chosen for event manage(...)

Eoghan Murphy: sounded properly annoyed with O’Callaghan’s line of questioning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s hard to think of any RTÉ presenter as being a class warrior hell-bent on upending the social order. Joe Duffy gets agitated about the iniquities (...)

Ivan Yates is frustrated at this outbreak of reasoned analysis, chiding his guest for forgetting his journalistic imperative as the silly season beckons

As a presenter, Ivan Yates has made a virtue of his provocative style and sceptical mindset. So it’s something of a surprise to hear him start the Har(...)

Ryan Tubridy was upbeat, giddy and flippant, ramping up the feelgood factor without a hint of sarcasm or scepticism.

When the sun is shining, there are few presenters better suited to conditions than Ryan Tubridy. On Tuesday, as he returns to the air after the bank h(...)

Keeping it country: Big Tom on stage at Cork Opera House (1981).

On Tuesday morning, as the tributes pour in for the late Big Tom McBride on the Ryan Tubridy Show (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays), one song in particular spri(...)

The biggest winner seems to be the sponsor, whose name gets as many mentions as Cheltenham itself

It’s nearly time for the annual festival that for many people is the quintessential celebration of Ireland, full of crack, crowds and wanton use of th(...)

President Michael D Higgins said new technology was being ‘used to abuse people’. Photograph: Maxwells

It is nonsense for social media platforms to claim they do not have responsibility for content on their websites, President Michael D Higgins has said(...)

Christmas came early for Ryan Tubridy  when the RTÉ presenter got to talk to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, the creator of the fictional presidential TV drama The West Wing. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

It’s a sure sign that the seasonal good cheer has reached critical levels when even as jovial a soul as Shay Byrne sounds jaded by it all. As he intro(...)

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