Terry Wogan

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BBC presenter Terry Wogan, host of Britain’s flagship television chatshow in the 1980s and of Eurovision over three decades, died of cancer on January 31. Photograph: Getty

President Michael D Higgins has lead tributes in Ireland to Terry Wogan while British prime minister David Cameron said the broadcaster’s death marked(...)

Terry Wogan in Cork: “Although born in Limerick, I’m a kind of child of the Pale. I think Gay [Byrne] was able to communicate better with the country people than I would be. I’m too metropolitan. I think I was born to succeed here, I have much more freedom than I had in Ireland”

With all due respect to such distinguished diplomats as Noel Dorr, Joe Small, Ted Barrington and the present incumbent Daithi O’Ceallaigh, Ireland has(...)

Burt Budin: the New Yorker of Russian stock was a producer-director who helped set up  Telefís Éireann

Burton Budin, universally known as Burt, who has died aged 86, was a producer-director who helped set up Ireland’s national TV channel. Telefís Éire(...)

Mike Murphy: regrets never playing for the Lions

Mike Murphy was born in Dublin in 1941. He began working in RTÉ in the 1960s. In a career that spanned several decades, he presented popular programm(...)

  Terry Wogan, who has pulled out of presenting charity fundraiser Children In Need due to health reasons. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Dermot O’Leary will be stepping into Terry Wogan’s shoes as Children In Need presenter tonight. The 77-year-old veteran broadcaster pulled out of the (...)

Terry Wogan: his book, “like the man himself, is effortless and entertaining”

When I was 15 years old, I went on a school tour to London, part of which involved sitting in the audience for Terry Wogan’s chat show which was ri(...)

“I was lucky to find something in life that my limited talents allowed me to do” Photographer: Lorenzo Agius

Unlike the wife of the newly retired bank manager in Terry Wogan’s first foray into fiction, “who knew that he would be under her feet and lifting hi(...)

RTÉ chairwoman Moya Doherty with a bust of broadcaster Gay Byrne on RTÉ’s Donnybrook campus. Photograph: Eric Luke

Inside the RTÉ building known as Central, Moya Doherty explains why she has accepted only a three-year term as chairwoman of RTÉ’s board for now, i(...)

Ryan Tubridy: on his first day he invites his audience to text the show and visit its Facebook page. He then gleefully adds, “Here’s a revolutionary thought – you can just listen to it.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

He’s only been back on RTÉ Radio 1 a week and already it feels as if Ryan Tubridy has never been away. That’s partly because he wasn’t really gone,(...)

Top Gear’s new host Chris Evans: How will the Top Gear faithful react? It’s hard to say, and certainly there are some extremists out there.

Will Chris Evans be any good as the host of a revived and revamped Top Gear? Well perhaps the only fair answer is to say come back and ask again in a (...)

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