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Chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new group which will campaign to scrap the Seanad has dismissed as “trickery” the notion that the Upper House will be reformed if the referendum is (...)

This morning’s radio programmes, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Pat Kenny Show, are the first test of Newstalk’s strategy of poaching one of RTÉ’s big stars in a bid to get RTÉ Radio One listeners to “move that dial”. Photographs: Frank Miller/The Irish Times; Jason Clarke Photography

lThe much anticipated battle of the Irish airwaves has started with RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke and Newstalk’s Pat Kenny going head-to-head. This morni(...)

Newstalk has announced that broadcaster and former government minister Ivan Yates will return to the station later this week. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Newstalk has announced that broadcaster and former government minister Ivan Yates will return to the station later this week.Mr Yates will rejoin Chri(...)

Former Fine Gael legal adviser Brian Hunt said the Government’s “line of ‘let’s save €100 million and sack 60 politicians’” in abolishing the  Seanad was superficially attractive. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government’s proposal to abolish the Seanad belongs to the “announce first, think later” school of policy-making, a former Fine Gael legal adviser(...)

Police charge during the transportation strike in Dublin in 1913. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Dublin this afternoon for the official State commemoration of the Dublin Lockout. President Mi(...)

Pat Kenny says an important factor in his decision to leave was RTÉ’s insistence that he should present Prime Time two nights a week, which he felt was a step backward from his role on The  Frontline.

Pat Kenny has disputed RTÉ director general Noel Curran’s assertion that presenters’ fees were over-inflated during the boom. Kenny, who was RT(...)

1Emotive': Newstalk host Tom Dunne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Returning from his holidays for the last few shows before the big upheaval, Tom Dunne (Newstalk, weekdays) admitted to feeling “emotive” but put a (...)

Belvedere: Gerry Foley, the school’s headmaster. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This week thousands of children have been going back to school. Most are moving up a grade. Some are moving from primary school to their local seconda(...)

Author Domhnall (Danny) Mac Sithigh and Dominique Lieb who print books using the Gutenberg letterpress technique with original linoprints in her studio in Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When the German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg bankrupted himself over a Bible-printing project, little did he know that homage would still be paid to h(...)

Video: Pat Kenny on his move to Newstalk

At the age of 65, Pat Kenny starts his new life next week. With his Newstalk radio show starting on Monday, he talks exclusively to The Irish Times Ma(...)

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