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Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has said that the “swing-gate” controversy “destroyed” her and that she became fearful of doing her weekly shop or br(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has issued a warning on the prospect of a Border poll. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned that the holding of a “facile” Border poll on Irish unity would be “meaningless” if the intent was simply to re(...)

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(...)

Ryan Tubridy remains RTÉ’s highest-paid presenter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The pay bill for the 10 highest paid presenters at RTÉ rose to €3.2 million in 2019, up from just above €3 million in 2016, according to figures publi(...)

Claire Byrne: “I didn’t feel sick enough not to be broadcasting.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Claire Byrne has had quite an eventful year. As an “early adopter” of Covid-19 (she was diagnosed on March 16th), she admits she experiences symptoms (...)

Joe Duffy: Liveline’s audience crossed the 400,000 mark to 404,000, the latest radio research shows.

Irish people flocked to radio as the coronavirus crisis unfolded, leading to huge increases in the listenership of shows such as Morning Ireland, Live(...)

In her debut Today with Claire Byrne show, the host duly put the Taoiseach through the wringer about the Oireachtas Golf Society debacle. And scored a zinger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In a week when nothing is going right for the Government, things couldn’t have worked out better for Claire Byrne. As she makes her debut as host of R(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Sarah McInerney, who will co-present Radio 1’s Drivetime show with Cormac O’hEadhra.

Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra will team up to present RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime programme from 4.30pm on weekday evenings as part of a reshuffle (...)

The Station House Hotel in Clifden, Co Galway,  where the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner was held last Wednesday. Photograph: Hany Marzouk/PA Wire

All through Saturday night into Sunday morning, news bulletins of the BBC World Service were focused on Colombian massacres, the assassination attempt(...)

“You are hounding everybody, so no comment and goodbye,” said guest Loman Dempsey when contacted. Illustration: iStock

More than 80 guests attended an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway, last Wednesday at a time when Governmen(...)

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