Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Peter Hook: The New Order bassist was challenged by Tom Dunne about including highly personal details about his marriage in recent memoirs. Photgraph: Lorne Thomson/Redferns

Just as the word “literally” is now used instead of “metaphorically” by so many people that its dictionary definition has changed, so “taboo subject” (...)

A man died on the train  on his way back from the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday evening. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man died on the train on his way back from “a great day out” at the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday evening. The farmer from Co Tippe(...)

Ryan Tubridy: the presenter is a good foil, conversing blokeishly while hearing out James Cawley’s tough experiences of life with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

Just as the swallows’ return heralds the advent of summer, so the re-emergence of chirpy midmorning radio presenters from their holidays signals the (...)

Twenty-two members of a Dublin Bus syndicate got lucky on Friday night when they won the Euromillions jackpot. Some, though, did not discover their good fortune until Saturday as none were at work. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins.

If you won the lottery and became a millionaire overnight, would you turn up to work after the weekend? Twenty-two members of a Dublin Bus syndicate(...)

Stephen Fry: Ryan Tubridy’s discussion of sexal abuse comes in the wake of the actor and writer’s comments about “selfpitying” sexual-abuse survivors. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty

As someone who, in his 2FM days, once asked if deaf people were able to hear his show, Ryan Tubridy should be particularly aware that he works in a wo(...)

Matt Cooper: the Today FM host’s persona is hardly that of a rabble-rouser, but he does stir up disagreement

Radio is the most intimate medium, according to industry wisdom, the form of communication that allows listeners to feel that a broadcaster is speakin(...)

Terry Wogan on air: Gay Byrne, Brendan Balfe and Mike Murphy paid tribute to him on Sunday With Miriam (RTÉ Radio 1). Photograph: Katie Collins/PA

This is Ryan. He talks on the radio. Ryan does not like silly words. He wants things to be simple. The late Terry Wogan may have used childlike senten(...)

David Bowie’s influential recordings were in short supply on Lyric and 2FM. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

As a presenter with the challenge of cheering up those souls up and about before 7am, Shay Byrne’s greatest asset is his sanguine affability. As he pl(...)

Noah Doyle, an 11-month-old who suffers from congenital heart disease.

The father of an 11-month-old boy with congenital heart disease has spoken about having to go to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day to get help denied (...)

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