Ann Devine: trouble on local radio
Ann Devine finds Kilsudgeon Tidy Towns at the centre of a local media storm after an ill-advised ‘name-and-shame’ incident, writes Colm O’Regan.
5 January 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien’s Diary: the changing landscape of Irish media
While sitting down to read Marty Morrissey’s book over Christmas, Damien O’Reilly was reminded of his own career path over the past three decades.
29 December 2021 Reader writes
Musings: Song lyrics 'throbbing with resonance'
Cormac Troy is struck by the lyrics of a song he didn’t know from an artist he didn’t recognise. Songs often have significance for people as they were hits at a specific time in their lives.
Katherines country: A voice on the radio brings a flashback to calving 2020
Dr Catherine Motherway suggests that everyone will, in time, get COVID-19 which makes sense to Katherine O’Leary. Instead of it being a frightening prospect, the realisation somehow reduces the fear.
15 December 2021 Katherine O'Leary
Damien’s Diary: a strange and eerie coincidence
In the radio business, there is no such thing as the perfect broadcast, writes Damien O’Reilly.
15 September 2021 Damien O'Reilly
Making it in Nashville as a country singer
Country singer Billy Currington knows what it takes to make it in Nashville. He speaks to Anne O’Donoghue about his new album that comes away from his usual country sound
1 September 2021 Living Life
Living Life: Belfast’s busker boy
Thom Southern started out busking on the streets of Belfast. The same streets would ultimately catapult his music career, leading him to Nashville, England and a record deal, writes Anne O’Donoghue.
9 June 2021 Living Life
Podcast: Gift of the gab with Katie Jane Cronin
With their family farm and tea rooms at the foot of Carrauntoohil, Katie Jane Cronin grew up talking to all kinds of people. A skill she now uses in her radio career.
28 April 2021 Features
Damien’s Diary: it’s hard being perfect, especially on air
Radio presenters sometimes make mistakes - after all, they're human, too, writes Damien O'Reilly
21 April 2021 Damien O'Reilly
Living Life: Fear and fiction
Laois born and London based author, Helen Cullen speaks to Anne O’Donoghue about being afraid to write fiction, normalising mental illness and the role of the Irish mammy
19 August 2020 Living Life
Damien O'Reilly: you might call it serendipity
An important date in the calendar brings Damien O'Reilly on a trip down memory lane
10 June 2020 Damien O'Reilly
You might call it serendipity
An important date in the calendar brings Damien O'Reilly on a trip down memory lane.
9 June 2020 Viewpoints