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Philip Boucher-Hayes: his air of patrician forbearance sounds close to breaking point at times

Tuesday afternoon, four days after the polls have closed, and Philip Boucher-Hayes, in common with much of the country, is struggling to disguise his (...)

Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Frank Miller

Surrounded by the screeching comedians and hyperactive pop stars who populate the new-look 2FM, Ryan Tubridy appears to undergo a transformation of hi(...)

A solemn undertaking: discretion is second nature to funeral directors. Photograph: Getty

Although it sounds like the name of some doomy goth band, the Death Care Academy is just what it says: an educational centre that provides trai(...)

Mother’s pride: When the Today FM DJ Alison Curtis told Irish friends she was taking citizenship, they asked why

With St Patrick’s Day ensuring that the exodus from our shores is even greater than normal, what with most Government Ministers going off on jo(...)

Falling short: Bernard O’Shea, Jennifer Maguire and Keith Walsh of Breakfast Republic

As the show in the vanguard of the revolutionary makeover under way at 2FM, Breakfast Republic (weekdays) carries an unfair burden of expectati(...)

Former Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan, with Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald.  Egan revealed that Fitzgerald told him he didn’t “really need to know about politics” to run for election. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As the presenter who pitches himself as possessing a direct line to the plain people of Ireland, Joe Duffy is in predictably high dudgeon on We(...)

Playful air: John Murray’s jolly front belies his ability for acute observations

In the uncertain world of radio, where positions are constantly under scrutiny and quarterly listenership figures cause ripples of anxiety, admitting (...)

Tweeted: Matt Cooper with Dennis Rodman

Jetlagged, his voice occasionally sounding ragged, Matt Cooper this week returned to our radios after a headline-grabbing trip to North Korea, enliven(...)

Going nowhere for now: George Hook. Photograph: Fennell Photography

Faced with a declining audience, is there anything Ray D’Arcy won’t stoop to? Apparently not. For those who suspect the presenter’s past outbursts of (...)

 The Second Captains team, from left: Simon Hick, Ciaran Murphy, Ken Early, Eoin McDevitt and Mark Horgan, Malachy Logan, sports editor of The Irish Times (centre left) and Malachy Clerkin, sports reporter (extreme right). The team’s sudden departure from Newstalk’s Off the Ball programme was one the biggest talking points in Irish radio this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In a year when Irish radio went through more upheaval than in the previous three combined, one sudden exit stands out, one that left a station bereft (...)

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