Claire Byrne: the RTÉ Radio 1 host is an effective interviewer

After hearing her political guests vainly try to make sense of the latest Covid bombshell, Claire Byrne has a simple message for listeners. “So w(...)

Sarah McInerney, Miriam O’Callaghan and Fran McNulty

What would a Bond villain lair crossed with a Covid-themed gameshow look like? Finally the question is answered as Prime Time (RTÉ One, 9.35pm) rolls (...)

New Prime Time line-up: Sarah McInerney, Miriam O’Callaghan and Fran McNulty. Photograph: RTÉ.

Prime Time returns to RTÉ One on Tuesday evening with two new presenters, a new-look set and a promise from editor Richard Downes to prioritise “serio(...)

New Prime Time trio: Sarah McInerney, Miriam O’Callaghan and Fran McNulty.

RTÉ journalists Sarah McInerney and Fran McNulty will join Miriam O’Callaghan on the Prime Time presenting team from April 6th, when a “brand-new look(...)

Micheál Martin and his brother Padraig (Paudie) pictured in  2009. Photograph: The Irish Examiner

Taoiseach Micheál Martin did not always do his homework. That is to say, his twin brother Padraig did some of it for him. And Micheál did some for Pad(...)

Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra: driving Drivetime to new heights

It’s a mostly disappointing week for anyone counting on blizzard conditions for distraction and amusement, not to mention nostalgia for those innocent(...)

Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny had the audacity to read Gordon D’Arcy’s column live on Newstalk last Thursday morning without crediting the media outle(...)

Over the years Brendan O’Connor has dialled down the sardonic sneer [...] and he’s now an empathetic interviewer who wears his knowledge of books, culture and history lightly. Photograph: Kinlan Photography

A friend recently lamented to me that he appeared to have moved abruptly from “promising” to “veteran” without an intervening middle period. That exp(...)

Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra: driving Drivetime to new heights

Wear masks, make short trips to households for goodies and avoid the viral menace lurking at every turn: listening to the advice for safe seasonal cel(...)

Pat Kenny: the Newstalk presenter has sounded more engaged on air since the pandemic kicked in. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny is a smart man, but he asks some silly questions. “Are you suffering from crisis fatigue?” he inquires of listeners to Monday’s Pat Kenny Sh(...)

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