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Pat Kenny has left RTÉ and is to join Newstalk as presenter of its mid-morning show. Kenny has worked with the State broadcaster for 41 years, having joined the organisation as a part-time radio announcer in 1972. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Pat Kenny has left RTÉ and is to join Newstalk as presenter of its mid-morning show. Kenny has worked with the State broadcaster for 41 years, havi(...)

Senator Jim Walsh. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

A graphic description of an abortion outlined in the Seanad was “inappropriate and over the top”, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.Fianna Fáil Sena(...)

The Lyric Feature: History On A Plate (Lyric, Friday), a new series exploring food and recipes from Ireland’s past, which last week looked at, you guessed it, the humble spud. Presented by historian Juliana Adelman and Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary (above), and produced by Claire Cunningham, the documentary showed just how wrongheaded the old Spitting Image sketch was.

Back in the days when the Soviet Union still existed, the British satirical puppet show Spitting Image mocked conditions in the communist state with a(...)

The new Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI) code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in news and current affairs came into effect on Monday. A (...)

Me, myself and I: Miriam O’Callaghan was a rare female voice in RTÉ radio’s mostly male line-up

With the next decade hosting the centenaries of such traumatically violent upheavals as the Easter Rising and the Civil War at home, and the first Wor(...)

Dublin City Council, which Owen Keegan was this week appointed to head, is hugely overmanned, with 5,700 staff for a population of 577,000 in the city. Photograph: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Twenty years ago when Owen Keegan was appointed as assistant city manager in charge of housing with Dublin Corporation (as it then was), you could alm(...)

Morrissey... champion of cheerfulness. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Reuters

It’s not often that sitting and listening to Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness puts you in mind of The Smiths, their champion of cheerfulness vocal(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at at Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The modern era and the advent of instant communications has thrown up a number of new political rules, all conceived by another modern phenomen(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter takes questions from the media on the Wallace controversy outside a citizenship ceremony in the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has rejected allegations he improperly used confidential Garda information to denigrate the reputation of Ind(...)

People hold candles at the annual Console “service of light” in St Patrick’s Chapel,  Maynooth College, last December, to remember those who have died by suicide. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

You might think from the sudden outbreak of discussion about suicide that the problem had recently become worse. In fact, our suicide problem has –(...)

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