Dermot Whelan

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On Wednesday, Pat Kenny discusses teenage sex in occasionally alarming detail. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A minor squall in teacup blows up this week, with howls of exasperation from those wary of the creeping “nanny state”. A proposed new law would fine (...)

Podcasts? What podcasts? More than 3 million people in Ireland listen to the radio every day for an average of almost four hours. Photograph: iStock.

Four ominous letters never seem too far away from the lips or minds of Irish radio executives, producers and presenters. They are “J”, “N”, “L” and “R(...)

Radio 1’s Sean O’Rourke: His listenership is a record for the 10am to noon slot since RTÉ first faced competition from Newstalk.

Radio 1’s Sean O’Rourke has added 28,000 listeners over the past year, making the RTÉ presenter one of the best performers in the latest radio ratings(...)

Dermot and Dave: the appeal of their show depends on one’s appetite for  incessant slagging and a refusal to take anything too seriously

Seinfeld, the hit 1990s American sitcom, was famously described as a show about nothing. It’s a sobriquet that springs to mind when listening to Dermo(...)

2fm presenter Jenny Greene: the station says her collaboration with the  RTÉ Concert Orchestra has helped add listeners

A trio of acclaimed live performances by Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra helped 2fm add listeners in the final months of 2016, according to(...)

Technical turmoil yields an unintentionally classic edition of ‘Liveline’, but also allows Joe Duffy to remind listeners of his professionalism. Photograph: Alan Betson

Odd as it might seem for a boy from Ballyfermot to evoke comparisons with the poet laureate of British imperial ardour, there really are times when Jo(...)

Ray D’Arcy: any qualms that he might steer clear of contentious issues are dispelled on his second day

Hosting the afternoon slot on the nation’s biggest radio station may be a new start for Ray D’Arcy, but, less than a week in, he is slipping into o(...)

Lad humour: Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore

You know the summer holidays are over when you’re suddenly accosted by excitable children overcompensating for their anxiety about starting back at sc(...)

2fm is preparing to court its “key 20-44 demographic” by hiring Republic of Telly presenters Jennifer Maguire (above) and Bernard O’Shea to host its breakfast show.

‘It takes some feat of strength to survive and remain relevant,” Ryan Tubridy says on air. Later, he offers another theory. “The ones that are a bi(...)

At the Kilkenomics Optimistic Economics Brunch Show in Kilkenny yesterday were (from left) Bill Black, Louise Cooper and Peter Antonioni. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

“Leave the jokes alone!” warns comedian Karl Spain, after former US banking regulator Bill Black upstages him with a gag on the Friday night of Kilken(...)

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