Sean O Rourke

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RTÉ has rejected calls for a dedicated leaders’ TV debate on the climate issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

RTÉ has rejected calls for a dedicated leaders’ TV debate on the climate issue, which campaigners claim is warranted given the scale of the global war(...)

There were 518 patients on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards on Friday morning, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. File photograph: Alan Betson

Forty-four people have died from the flu this winter, with those aged over 65 the worst hit by the virus. Last week 609 people were hospitalised wit(...)

Well-known broadcasters Marian Finucane and Larry Gogan passed away within seven days of each other in early Janaury. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times and RTÉ/PA Wire

On Tuesday morning, despite the sorrow of the previous days, the kids carried on playing, as kids do. While a doleful air hung over RTÉ Radio 1 in adv(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has welcomed a proposal for a ‘crisis committee’ at the Football Association of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has welcomed a proposal for a “crisis committee” at the Football Association of Ireland. The concept was proposed on Fr(...)

 Sarah Keane says corportate governance in the FAI, and every organisation, is ‘a journey, not a destination’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The president of the Olympic Federation of Ireland, Sarah Keane has suggested that a crisis management committee should be formed to address the crisi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘My preference has always been for an election in the summer of 2020. However, that may not be under the control of me.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he wants the general election to be held at the “right time for the country”. He was speaking in response to comment(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross says Ministers could not believe  the association which runs Irish football has ‘sunk to such an awful low.’  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A plan to disperse State funding for grassroots football which bypasses the “utter basketcase” Football Association of Ireland should be ready by next(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

Sean O’Rourke was Radio 1’s strongest performer.

In a year when Irish radio, like so much traditional media, continued to face online competition and shrinking finances, the experience of two station(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

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