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Chewed up, spat out, Friday after Friday: Pat Kenny in the Late Late Show studio

An irony about Pat Kenny’s move to an independent broadcaster is that if, in a parallel Ireland, he had forged his career in the unforgiving world of (...)

Prepare for lift-off: Pat Kenny in studio at RTÉ. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone. Prevent the Liveline yapping with its daily moan. Silence the detractors, and with a muffin or scone, look(...)

Jim Jennings, acting MD of RTÉ Radio.    Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Ah listen, interesting times,” says RTÉ Radio’s acting managing director Jim Jennings, alluding to the Pat Kenny-shaped elephant in the room befor(...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny speaking during a video interview when it was announced that he is leaving RTE to join Newstalk

Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny is believed to have felt “disrespected” by senior management at RTÉ for a long time prior to his announcement yesterday (...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny: He spanned both entertainment and current affairs, though he was  more suited to the latter

Pat Kenny was, for many years, the perfect man for RTÉ and theirs was a 41-year-marriage with more ups than downs. He spanned both entertainmen(...)

Pat Kenny tears up unwanted Late Late Toy Show tickets.

Some of the broadcaster’s memorable moments from tearing up toy show tickets to that Charlotte Church joke

Pat Kenny in the Late Late show studio

Statement issued by Pat Kenny on his leaving RTE:“Having been an on air presence on RTÉ radio and television for all of my broadcasting life, I have n(...)

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(...)

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