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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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

In a word . . . menial

Yes. Order has been restored. Ryan Tubridy is presenting The Ryan Tubridy Show on radio and The Late Late on TV. Sean O’Rourke is presenting The Sean (...)

Don’t knock it: MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Photograph: John Locher/AP

He may be RTÉ’s best-paid broadcaster, but Ryan Tubridy doesn’t seem unduly bothered about projecting a wholesome mainstream image. During his opening(...)

Out to grass: Canadian lawn mower Theunis Wessels (above) proves a a tough interviewee for Ray D’Arcy.

There’s an early episode of The Simpsons in which the local radio station’s gormless jocks, Marty and Bill, are threatened with replacement by the DJ (...)

Ryan Tubridy takes a swipe at eggheads with ideas of fancy learning. Photograph: Kinlan Photography

In many ways, Ryan Tubridy is well on his way to making the transition from young fogey to old codger. He regularly complains about the supposed absur(...)

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