Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: RTÉ

As he works out his final week as a radio host, Sean O’Rourke finds himself back where he’s always been most comfortable – at the cutting edge of news(...)

Ray D’Arcy: monologue a mesmerisingly pointless exercise in solipsistic navel gazing. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

As one of RTÉ’s biggest stars contemplates retirement after three decades in broadcasting, there’s no hiding the trepidation in his voice at the prosp(...)

Ray D’Arcy: on Tuesday he spoke to an Irish woman living in the Chinese city of Suzhou, who describes everyday life in the country as it tries to control the virus. Photograph: Patrick Bolger Photography

It’s a sure sign that things are serious when scheduled programming is interrupted by special bulletins. But these are challenging times, and so it co(...)

Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays at 10am.

For a quarter of an hour, Sean O’Rourke has been quizzing his guest about the coronavirus crisis, and now, finally, he asks the really important quest(...)

Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays at 10am

It’s that time of year, when a wise old man seeks to bring happiness to children, while checking to see who’s on his naughty list. Yes, Sean O’Rourke (...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Photograph: David Zalubowski/AP

Another week, another on-air outbreak of Thunberg derangement syndrome. Though not yet as widespread as the more common Trump variant, which mainly af(...)

Maria Bailey appeared on Sean O’Rourke’s show on Monday to discuss the withdrawn ‘swing’ case.

The moment the interview begins, Sean O’Rourke gets into the swing of things. As his guest tries to explain away the political controversy enveloping (...)

  On Today with Sean O’Rourke, the presenter  attempts to conjure up the whiff of cordite by recreating the close-fought battles of the previous divorce referendum

There’s a trusty adage about warfare which holds that generals always fight the last war rather than the next one. Whatever about military campaigns, (...)

Sean O’Rourke: excited at the prospect of getting stuck into the Brexit action

Whoever came up with the adage that no news is good news clearly hasn’t been listening to the coverage of Brexit. Despite near-apocalyptic predictions(...)

Ray D’Arcy: fed up with the Angelus. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

The broadcast of the Angelus on RTÉ has been long been a target for those who view it as an anachronistic manifestation of Catholic triumphalism. But (...)

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