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Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements
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Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Sep 19th 2020, 1:38 PM 57,107 Views 49 Comments

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

Brendan O'Connor to permanently take over RTÉ's Marian Finucane slot
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Brendan O'Connor to permanently take over RTÉ's Marian Finucane slot

Feb 14th 2020, 12:23 PM 26,591 Views 38 Comments

The Cork native will take over the 11am-1pm weekend slot from mid-March

Brendan O'Connor to fill RTÉ's Marian Finucane slot until end of January
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Brendan O'Connor to fill RTÉ's Marian Finucane slot until end of January

Jan 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 42,510 Views 85 Comments

The columnist will present a temporary show following Finucane’s death earlier this month.

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar
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Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

Dec 14th 2019, 12:27 PM 12,111 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

Linda Martin was having none of Amy Schumer in the nip on last night's Cutting Edge
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# Brendan O'Connor

Linda Martin was having none of Amy Schumer in the nip on last night's Cutting Edge

Mar 21st 2019, 10:17 AM 8,897 Views 1 Comment

“I don’t want to look at it.”

'I wonder how long before there's a liberal Bishop Eamonn Casey moment?'
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# A New Orthodoxy

'I wonder how long before there's a liberal Bishop Eamonn Casey moment?'

Mar 19th 2017, 11:30 AM 19,941 Views 60 Comments

Have the liberal commentariat taken over a space once occupied by the Catholic Church, Brendan O’Connor asks.

'People feel really abandoned': Brendan O'Connor on services for children with disabilities
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'People feel really abandoned': Brendan O'Connor on services for children with disabilities

Mar 18th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,167 Views 27 Comments

We’re still abdicating our responsibility to take care of our most vulnerable children, O’Connor says.

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland
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Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland

May 14th 2016, 5:07 PM 29,066 Views 69 Comments

The RTÉ presenter gave an impassioned interview on The Late Late Show last night.

Tubridy's 'slightly odd' encounters with Patrick Guinness, Ryan O'Neal ... and Brendan O'Connor From TheJournal.ie

Tubridy's 'slightly odd' encounters with Patrick Guinness, Ryan O'Neal ... and Brendan O'Connor

Oct 10th 2015, 7:45 AM 19,017 Views 34 Comments

What happens when an interview gets ever so slightly AWKWARD?

Brendan O'Connor thinks that "cranks have too much power" over the Irish media
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# Crank Call

Brendan O'Connor thinks that "cranks have too much power" over the Irish media

Aug 12th 2015, 6:37 PM 17,591 Views 49 Comments

The former chat show host was on with George Hook today.

RTÉ have deleted Brendan O'Connor's 'wanky' jibe at Tubridy
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RTÉ have deleted Brendan O'Connor's 'wanky' jibe at Tubridy

Jul 31st 2015, 4:49 PM 80,131 Views 78 Comments

This morning’s encounter between the pair was a little awkward. Thanks to an edit, the playback is now a little less awkward.

The summer has been pretty rubbish, and that isn't about to change
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The summer has been pretty rubbish, and that isn't about to change

Jul 28th 2015, 1:15 PM 24,859 Views 20 Comments

Speaking this morning Met Eireann’s Siobhan Ryan said there is a small chance of improvement in August.

Twink is selling cakes in a park in south Dublin
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# Lemon Drizzle

Twink is selling cakes in a park in south Dublin

Jul 22nd 2015, 8:53 PM 59,609 Views 72 Comments

In an interview this morning, the entertainer became emotional discussing the passing of her dog Bertie Ahern.

9 of the most WTF lines from George Hook's erotic novel
# Fifty Shades Of George
# Fifty Shades Of George

9 of the most WTF lines from George Hook's erotic novel

Jul 7th 2015, 11:27 AM 6,420 Views 4 Comments

Make sure you’ve had your breakfast.

Brendan O'Connor insists he's not hanging around for long in his new radio slot
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Brendan O'Connor insists he's not hanging around for long in his new radio slot

Jul 6th 2015, 9:31 AM 23,042 Views 38 Comments

He did mention Tubridy, however.

Brendan O'Connor's last ever Saturday Night Show was certainly eventful
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# That's All Folks

Brendan O'Connor's last ever Saturday Night Show was certainly eventful

May 31st 2015, 9:42 AM 75,431 Views 83 Comments

The host’s last show had some interesting moments.

RTÉ did not know Aodhan Ó Ríordáin was wearing an equality pin
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# Marriage Ref

RTÉ did not know Aodhan Ó Ríordáin was wearing an equality pin

May 11th 2015, 7:45 PM 30,754 Views 81 Comments

The Minister was said to only have put on the badge shortly before going on air.

'Honest, courageous and inspiring' - John Mooney speaks openly about his off-field struggles
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'Honest, courageous and inspiring' - John Mooney speaks openly about his off-field struggles

Mar 29th 2015, 3:43 PM 6,445 Views 1 Comment

The cricketer appeared on RTÉ’s Saturday Night show.

"The media saved my life" - George Hook
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"The media saved my life" - George Hook

Mar 23rd 2015, 10:50 AM 31,245 Views 50 Comments

The pundit, who retired from television rugby analysis on Saturday, has been speaking about what retirement has in store for him.

8 times Brendan O'Connor earned his RTÉ salary
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

8 times Brendan O'Connor earned his RTÉ salary

Mar 15th 2015, 4:00 PM 19,884 Views 8 Comments

Here are your best bits.

Poll: Who will you watch, Ray or Tubridy?
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# Your Say

Poll: Who will you watch, Ray or Tubridy?

Mar 15th 2015, 10:09 AM 46,378 Views 121 Comments

Brendan O’Connor stint at the helm of RTÉ’s Saturday night chat show is coming to an end.

Brendan O'Connor just announced the end of The Saturday Night Show
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# So Long

Brendan O'Connor just announced the end of The Saturday Night Show

Mar 14th 2015, 11:01 PM 71,626 Views 155 Comments

Ray D’Arcy will host a new Saturday night show on RTÉ One from the autumn.

Yep, Noel Gallagher was miming on RTÉ last night
# Satnightshow
# Satnightshow

Yep, Noel Gallagher was miming on RTÉ last night

Mar 1st 2015, 2:42 PM 4,663 Views 0 Comments

Saturday Night Show viewers were left decidedly unimpressed by Gallagher’s performance.

Kathryn Thomas was mortified in front of Noel Gallagher on the Saturday Night Show
# Who Is She
# Who Is She

Kathryn Thomas was mortified in front of Noel Gallagher on the Saturday Night Show

Mar 1st 2015, 10:52 AM 15,065 Views 4 Comments

Brendan O’Connor, you divil.

"If Ray D'Arcy doing an Ant n' Dec-style show is what's required, well sure look they'll decide"
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"If Ray D'Arcy doing an Ant n' Dec-style show is what's required, well sure look they'll decide"

Jan 29th 2015, 9:47 AM 21,318 Views 46 Comments

Ray D’Arcy’s arrival at RTÉ has people talking. But will Brendan O’Connor be unseated as part of a weekend reshuffle?

Brendan O'Connor tells heckler 'sit down you clown'
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# Live TV Folks

Brendan O'Connor tells heckler 'sit down you clown'

Dec 14th 2014, 7:53 AM 56,932 Views 141 Comments

The Saturday Night Show was hi-jacked by a protester.

"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show

Oct 26th 2014, 11:03 AM 29,034 Views 73 Comments

Panti, aka Rory O’Neill, was back with Brendan last night.

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
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Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 12,977 Views 27 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

Idris Elba did a DJ set at a Dublin club last night
# Last Night A Dj Saved My Life
# Last Night A Dj Saved My Life

Idris Elba did a DJ set at a Dublin club last night

May 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 4,854 Views 0 Comments

The Wire actor charmed the patrons of Buck Whaley’s with his finely-chosen choons.

Shay Healy captured the nation's hearts on the Saturday Night Show
# Tears
# Tears

Shay Healy captured the nation's hearts on the Saturday Night Show

Apr 20th 2014, 11:39 AM 8,257 Views 0 Comments

The musician spoke openly about his experience of Parkinson’s, and gave a moving performance.

8 pieces of dating advice from last night's Saturday Night Show
# Love Life
# Love Life

8 pieces of dating advice from last night's Saturday Night Show

Apr 20th 2014, 10:09 AM 6,625 Views 2 Comments

Looking for love? HERE YA GO.

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year
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AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year

Apr 9th 2014, 4:05 PM 14,450 Views 66 Comments

The bank is currently engaged in 9,000 legal or potential legal cases with customers in mortgage arrears.

Here's the Saturday Night Show's celebrity #nomakeupselfie
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# Nomakeupselfie

Here's the Saturday Night Show's celebrity #nomakeupselfie

Mar 30th 2014, 9:14 AM 4,969 Views 1 Comment

Fair play!

Margaretta D'Arcy appeared on the Saturday Night Show in her orange prison jumpsuit
# Telly
# Telly

Margaretta D'Arcy appeared on the Saturday Night Show in her orange prison jumpsuit

Mar 23rd 2014, 9:48 AM 2,927 Views 1 Comment

Orange is the new black.

The 9 stages of Charlie Bird being special-cuddled by a seal
# Seal The Deal
# Seal The Deal

The 9 stages of Charlie Bird being special-cuddled by a seal

Feb 9th 2014, 12:03 PM 3,328 Views 3 Comments

Ireland relived the moment last night.

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ
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Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ

Feb 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 132 Views 117 Comments

RTÉ would do well to remember the story of Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive in the 1990 World Cup and the effect that had on schoolboy footballers for years to come.

Brendan O'Connor's Pussy Riot interview goes international
# Telly Riot
# Telly Riot

Brendan O'Connor's Pussy Riot interview goes international

Feb 4th 2014, 9:16 AM 11,913 Views 6 Comments

“Inane chatshow banter”. Ouch.

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday
# Debate
# Debate

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday

Jan 30th 2014, 11:10 PM 30,134 Views 110 Comments

According to RTE, ‘The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia; what constitutes homophobia and who gets to define the word?’

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute
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# Panti Bliss

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 32,543 Views 118 Comments

The majority of the emailed complaints have been received in the past three days.

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology
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# Panti Bliss

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology

Jan 29th 2014, 9:30 PM 59,106 Views 45 Comments

The vast majority were from people complaining about the broadcaster’s apology to a number of newspaper columnists and the Iona Institute.

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