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  Liveline host Joe Duffy’s investigative skills make for interesting listening

Has Joe Duffy ever considered becoming a private detective? This isn’t meant as a sly hint, à la managers suggesting employees seek new opportunities (...)

Shane Coleman and Kieran Cuddihy, presenters of Newstalk Breakfast (weekdays)

The days are getting longer and the shift to summer time beckons, but if the snoozy content of last week’s radio is anything to go by, the old mnemoni(...)

The new controversialist: Shane Coleman. Photograph: Newstalk

As he settles into his on-air partnership with new co-presenter Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk Breakfast (weekdays), Shane Coleman has been recalibrating (...)

Tuned in: Eoghan McDermott, Miriam O’Callaghan, Matt Cooper, Ciara Kelly, Tracy Clifford and Ivan Yates

In a year when the news was marked by fearless women challenging officialdom and mouthy men with populist appeal, two broadcasters in particular caugh(...)

Presenter Kieran Cuddihy (right) with co-presenter Shane Coleman. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

Newstalk has appointed Kieran Cuddihy as co-presenter of its breakfast show on a permanent basis. Cuddihy will join Shane Coleman as co-host of the 7a(...)

Paul Williams:  will present his final breakfast show on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Paul Williams is leaving Newstalk’s breakfast show after two years and will present his final programme on Friday. Williams, best known for being a c(...)

Paul Williams and Shane Coleman

It’s hard to believe Paul Williams has the time to be bored, what with anchoring a news show and engaging in verbal skirmishes with his on-air colleag(...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

 Pat Kenny: the emphasis is on “what ifs” as much as what actually happened. Photograph: Frank Miller

Just as the use of multiple platforms to access news is a defining feature of the digital age, so the venerable “It Says in the Papers” slot on Mornin(...)

Leo Varadkar tells listeners: ‘I’ve been told there’s no threat to food security’; less reassuringly, he also remarks that ‘the Army is on standby’

Putting a brave face on bad news is an essential skill for any head of government. Sounding cheerful about it is quite another thing. Despite facing t(...)

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