The biggest winner seems to be the sponsor, whose name gets as many mentions as Cheltenham itself

It’s nearly time for the annual festival that for many people is the quintessential celebration of Ireland, full of crack, crowds and wanton use of th(...)

'Where Ray D’Arcy once would mix folksy manner with prickly editorialising when holding court on his Today FM morning show, he has long sounded more constrained on  RTÉ Radio 1.' Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

Ray D’Arcy sounds cheesed off. On Tuesday, the day after the Government announces a referendum on the Eighth Amendment banning abortion – an issue D’A(...)

Vincent Browne: his  interview on the Ray D’Arcy Show is a curious mix of fatalism, insight and curmudgeonly caricature, but never less than enjoyable

What’s in a name? In the world of radio quite a bit, at least when it comes to a show’s nomenclature: the more generic the programme name, the greater(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe in an RTÉ studio. He faced tricky question from listeners of Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

On Wednesday, as Sean O’Rourke finishes his Q&A session with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, he sums up proceedings with succinct if brutal (...)

 Newstalk’s Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ability to find a fresh angle on a familiar subject is the hallmark of any good broadcaster. It’s no surprise, then, that after 40 years or so on (...)

Bibi Baskin: The only problem with her appearance on RTÉ's Ray D’Arcy Show is that she’s not getting paid for it

In a week when RTÉ is stung by charges of a gender pay gap, a trailblazer for women broadcasters on the State network turns in a bravura radio perform(...)

Out to grass: Canadian lawn mower Theunis Wessels (above) proves a a tough interviewee for Ray D’Arcy.

There’s an early episode of The Simpsons in which the local radio station’s gormless jocks, Marty and Bill, are threatened with replacement by the DJ (...)

 Deputies  Clare Daly and Mick Wallace: Pat Kenny  discussed the topic of sartorial standards for TDs  at length with Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett and PR guru Terry Prone.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

For a veteran broadcaster with a primetime slot, Ray D’Arcy is still willing to take risks. On Tuesday (The Ray D’Arcy Show, RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays), t(...)

During a harrowing discussion on sucide, Ray D’Arcy let flow his lively social conscience, which is less in evidence these days than when he was at Today FM.

Charged with keeping listeners tuned into RTÉ Radio 1 during the weekday afternoon, Ray D’Arcy and Joe Duffy effectively take on the roles of good co(...)

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