Ian Dempsey

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2fm presenter Jenny Greene: the station says her collaboration with the  RTÉ Concert Orchestra has helped add listeners

A trio of acclaimed live performances by Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra helped 2fm add listeners in the final months of 2016, according to(...)

Protesters at a rally outside the Dáil in 2014 to protest about proposed changes to the Leader programme. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Government move to bring the current €250 million EU Leader fund under the control of local authorities will make funding decisions subject to polit(...)

The 20-month-old Irish Radioplayer app, a platform for 44 Irish radio stations, took home an award that has gone to Gay Byrne, Marian Finucane and Ian Dempsey previously. File photograph: Getty Images

At this year’s PPI Radio Awards, the outstanding achievement prize was awarded not to a veteran presenter or a seasoned producer or a talented team, b(...)

Tattoo you: Good sport Ian Dempsey promote’s Today FM’s  Dare to Care charity campaign.

You don’t get to host a breakfast show for nearly two decades in the fickle world of popular commercial radio without knowing how to create an on-air (...)

Chris Greene and Ciara King: late-night presenters on 2fm, and recent stand-ins on ‘Breakfast Republic’.

Chemistry between radio presenters is one of those hard-to-define, know-it-when-you-hear-it, know-it-when-it’s-missing things. Bad chemistry in the st(...)

Brenda Donohue: her natural outlook is so positive one suspects she could see the bright side of a tenement slum

Living happily in a commuter- belt town seems akin to leading a hipster lifestyle: many thousands do it, but virtually no one admits to it. Compared w(...)

Unshowy: The Murder Detectives  Web caption here for Murder Detectives pic

True crime is a tricky genre. Read about a complex Ponzi scheme and you feel smart and informed, but pick up a rushed-out book about a high-profile m(...)

Technical turmoil yields an unintentionally classic edition of ‘Liveline’, but also allows Joe Duffy to remind listeners of his professionalism. Photograph: Alan Betson

Odd as it might seem for a boy from Ballyfermot to evoke comparisons with the poet laureate of British imperial ardour, there really are times when Jo(...)

Bono with his wife Ali and U2 band members Larry Mullen , Adam Clayton and The Edge, at the funeral of radio DJ Tony Fenton, at Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Not many people can persuade U2 to play at their funeral, but not many people are Tony Fenton. The Dude, as he was affectionately known to his friends(...)

Alison Curtis. Today FM Saturday breakfast show was boosted by a one-hour shift in its time slot.

Plenty of big names in Irish radio can only dream of a 60 per cent year-on-year gain in their listenership right now, but not so Today FM’s Alison (...)

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