Sean Moncrieff

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 Author Kevin Power: I’m all about the finer feelings. I’m all about the doubts and fears. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

I’ve never really thought of myself as “a man”, in the sense that our culture traditionally uses that word. “Be a man”, “Man up”: what do these injunc(...)

Pat Kenny: ‘No, no, no, no, I can’t let you away with that.’ Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The news that Sinn Féin activists posed as members of a fictitious polling company while canvassing voters may have divided opinion about the gravity (...)

‘You’re very good at just filling the time with platitudes,’ Pat Kenny fumes at a Minister. Photograph: Frank Miller

Every man has his breaking point, as Morgan Freeman observed in The Shawshank Redemption, and on Wednesday Pat Kenny reaches his. And, no, it ha(...)

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(...)

Sounding as effortless as Tubridy does isn’t as easy as it seems.

If the first casualty of war is truth, as the old maxim insists, so Ryan Tubridy thinks the pandemic is responsible for the demise of another abstract(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan: sounds so sincere that her touchy-feely public persona seems flinty by comparison. Photograph: RTÉ

For such an accomplished broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan can sound like a caricature of herself. Her array of understanding sighs and empathetic adver(...)

Despite Ivan Yates’s retirement it’s business as usual, as the Newstalk presenter  grills his guests with his usual gruff impatience during his last week on air. Photograph: Newstalk

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you? If so, it turns out that creepy sensation of being observed from afar may not be in your ima(...)

On Liveline, Jow Duffy spoke to a publican who has decided to reopen his pub before the government’s proposed date in August.

In a week when fury over endemic racism reaches boiling point, Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) is awash with callers voicing their grievances over un(...)

'It takes a certain mindset to be good. It’s a particular kind of memory. It’s not an intelligence thing so much as it’s how your mind works.' Photograph: iStockphoto

Quizzes are having a moment. Under lockdown, quiz nights on Zoom have become a regular occurrence. The quiz creation and learning app Kahoot! is among(...)

North Dublin Publications Ltd, which has been publishing free newspapers in the Dublin area for 33 years, has announced its closure.  File photograph: Getty Images

North Dublin Publications Ltd, which has been publishing free newspapers in the Dublin area for 33 years, has announced its closure. The company, wh(...)

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