Journalist Sarah McInerney: ‘To my bemusement, I had a natural instinct for news.’  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Oh, she wants to be the next Olivia O’Leary?” my mother’s friend asked, dismissively, when she heard of my plans to apply for a journalism degree. M(...)

Late Debate: Katie Hannon, Fionnuala Sweeney and Sarah McInerney are the new hosts of the RTÉ Radio 1 show Katie Hannon, Fionnuala Sweeney and Sarah McInerney are the new hosts of the Late Debate on RTÉ Radio 1. Photograph: RTÉ

The arrival of Sarah McInerney, Katie Hannon and Fionnuala Sweeney as the new hosts of The Late Debate (RTÉ Radio 1, Tuesday-Thursday) sends out mixed(...)

In addition to her new role with RTÉ, Sarah McInerney will continue to present the Sunday show on TV3. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

RTÉ Radio 1 has added a number of female presenters to its daily output, including former Newstalk presenter Sarah McInerney and former CNN anchor Fio(...)

George Hook returns to Newstalk this Saturday with ‘Hook’s Saturday Sit-In’, which will feature “interviews, reviews and regular items on travel, music and US politics” from 8am to 10am. Photograph: Eric Luke

Newstalk has added new shows presented by Kieran Cuddihy, Jess Kelly and Andrea Gilligan to its weekend schedule for 2018. George Hook will also retu(...)

Sarah McInerney was only shifted to her current Saturday 8am slot in August, when the Drivetime current affairs programme she co-presented with Chris Donoghue was axed to make way for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Maxwells

Newstalk has confirmed Sarah McInerney will leave the station after less than four months in her current role. She will present her last show on Satur(...)

Simon Coveney has finally ended his search for a second special adviser. Eyebrows will be raised in the political and media bubble around Kildare Str(...)

Alan Kelly  said his party leader Brendan Howlin has  his support but  there has to be “a dramatic change in how our support base is responding to us”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour TD Alan Kelly has given his leader Brendan Howlin less than six months to improve the party’s fortunes, as he warned that “dramatic change” is (...)

2fm’s ‘relevant’ and ‘evergreen’ Larry Gogan has added 15,000 to his Saturday listenership. Photograph: RTÉ.

RTÉ music station 2fm has overtaken Today FM in daily listeners for the first time since 2010, the latest radio ratings show, although the Communicorp(...)

Mary Wilson:  knows when to hold back and let her guest carry on

When faced with unspeakable tragedy, sometimes the only thing to do is keep talking. Herbert Morrison’s commentary as the Hindenburg airship burst int(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

What I have to say is of no consequence. The organisation against which it is aimed will be no more conscious of it than a speeding car is of a fly ma(...)

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