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Despite Ivan Yates’s retirement it’s business as usual, as the Newstalk presenter  grills his guests with his usual gruff impatience during his last week on air. Photograph: Newstalk

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you? If so, it turns out that creepy sensation of being observed from afar may not be in your ima(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: ‘It is very unlikely our closest neighbour will be under that threshold that we set, that’s really unfortunate.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The US will definitely not be on the “green list”, which will be name a number of countries deemed safe for Irish people to travel during the Covid-19(...)

On Tuesday on RTÉ Radio 1, Sarah McInerney peppers her guests with pertinent questions, but maintains a relatively low-key presence

As the lockdown is further lifted, there’s a sense of nervous excitement among retailers as they finally reopen. At least that’s how it seems to the r(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Pat Kenny on Virgin TV on Friday: ‘We don’t see many black or brown judges, or in the Dáil – I’m the only one, I think, at the moment – don’t see many presenters on TV, for example, and that needs to change.’ Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

First a warning: the beginning of this column contains some highly offensive language. I quote it because otherwise the point could not be made. In 2(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  said: ’We do have racism, we need to be wise to that’ Photograph: Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Ireland needs to learn from the failings of countries like Britain and the United States when it comes to race relations, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has s(...)

Brendan O’Connor: The pandemic flattens O’Connor’s usual spiky energy. Photograph: RTÉ

Is the strain starting to tell on Brendan O’Connor? Opening Sunday’s edition of his eponymous weekend show (RTÉ Radio 1, Saturday & Sunday), O’Con(...)

Ciara Kelly presents herself as someone who speaks her mind, whatever the consequences. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

It’s a week when spring is in the air, or at least the airwaves, as presenters ponder the prospect of finally being sprung from confinement. But (...)

Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking on the steps of Government Buildings on May 1st. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said government formation talks are “still open” to the Social Democrats and Labour Party. “What’s happened is that talks (...)

Séan O’Rourke began his career at the Connacht Tribune in the early 1970s before later moving to the Sunday Press. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ radio stalwart Seán O’Rourke began his last day on the air by hinting he “had a bit more in the tank” and that his retirement is only partial. T(...)

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