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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(...)

Paschal Donohoe said that rebuilding Ireland’s economy after the coronavirus pandemic will ‘take time and involve choices’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA

Government Minsters will not be taking a Covid-19 pay cut, the Minster for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. Mr Donohue said “neither I nor any of m(...)

Formidable: Sean O’Rourke on his first day as presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s Today show, in 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller

Sean O’Rourke’s announcement that he is to retire on May 8th will be met with regret by fans of his daily show on RTÉ Radio 1 but may be greeted with (...)

Sean O’Rourke said he had been in the chair for almost seven years adding “I have had an absolute blast”.

Broadcaster Sean O’Rourke is to retire from his mid-morning RTÉ Radio One show on May 8th. “For nearly seven years now it’s been my great privilege (...)

 Liveline’s Joe Duffy has been urging his audience to wash their hands, using practically any opportunity to drive the message home.

Having presided over many fractious on-air arguments in his time, Joe Duffy is well used to asking people to keep their language clean. In the light o(...)

A singular presence: Michael Healy-Rae. Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s the theme of the election: outstripped by a disruptive insurgent with a populist touch, the faltering establishment incumbent searches through hi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin, Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald during the fourth TV election debate, on RTÉ. Photograph: EPA/Niall Carson

Tuesday night debate club at RTÉ television centre, the RTÉ election colour wheel had returned to every shiny surface and a trio of political hopefuls(...)

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