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#Gay Byrne

# gay-byrne - Friday 31 January, 2014

RTÉ to rebroadcast the Ann Lovett letters

The schoolgirl’s death sparked a major conversation about unmarried mothers, abortion and Irish society in 1984.

# gay-byrne - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Are you one of these toy testers from the 1980 Toy Show? It Could Be You

# gay-byrne - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Revisit Boyzone’s mortifying appearance on the 1994 Toy Show The Boys Are Back

Revisit Boyzone’s mortifying appearance on the 1994 Toy Show

Never knew it could be so wrong.

# gay-byrne - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Could Ryan Tubridy get away with a 'Christmas shirt' instead of a jumper? To Whom It Concerns This post contains a poll

# gay-byrne - Monday 7 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 15 Shades of Gay... a look back at Uncle Gaybo through the years Roll It There

15 Shades of Gay... a look back at Uncle Gaybo through the years

There’s more to him than just The Late Late Show you know…

# gay-byrne - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Showman, comedian and namedropper: Tributes pour in for Sir David Frost RIP

Showman, comedian and namedropper: Tributes pour in for Sir David Frost

“[The] first really great television ringmaster.”

# gay-byrne - Friday 9 August, 2013

Noel Brett to leave Road Safety Authority for Banking Federation

After eight years at the helm of the authority, including being part of its establishment, Noel Brett is to leave his role in the RSA.

# gay-byrne - Saturday 3 August, 2013

‘I wanted to fly over and deck him’ – Eamon Casey’s son on Gay Byrne

The son of former Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey says that Gay Byrne’s treatment of his mother during a 1993 Late Late Show interview made him want to ‘drop’ the broadcaster.

# gay-byrne - Friday 5 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Who was the best Late Late Show host? To Whom It Concerns This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Who was the best Late Late Show host?

It’s a three-way face-off between Kenny, Byrne and Tubridy.

# gay-byrne - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

'Tough' Bono insists: 'I helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland'

The U2 frontman has defended the band’s tax affairs.

From The Daily Edge The 14 best quotes from Bono's interview with Gay Byrne Say What?

The 14 best quotes from Bono's interview with Gay Byrne

Bono on rage, his taxes, Inchicore and being smug.

# gay-byrne - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Classic Late Late Show sex chat gets animated ROLL IT THERE COLETTE This post contains videos

WATCH: Classic Late Late Show sex chat gets animated

You’ve never seen The Late Late Show look quite like this.

# gay-byrne - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

2012 sets new record for fewest road deaths in Ireland

The number of road deaths has now fallen for six years running, with a new national record of 161.

# gay-byrne - Friday 30 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Open Thread: Tell us your Late Late Toy Show memories To Whom It Concerns This post contains videos

Open Thread: Tell us your Late Late Toy Show memories

Light the fire, close the curtains, lob up a few lights. It’s Toy Show time.

# gay-byrne - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge QUIZ: Which RTÉ presenter are YOU? Quiz Time This post contains videos

QUIZ: Which RTÉ presenter are YOU?

Your choice of outdoor coat tells us EVERYTHING.

# gay-byrne - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge 14 things that should be broadcast on the analogue signal Rabbit Ears This post contains images

14 things that should be broadcast on the analogue signal

We’d like to keep a few old familiar faces around.

# gay-byrne - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Gallagher doesn't rule out having another run for President

Asked by Gay Byrne if he’d do it all over again, the former Dragons’ Den panellist – and soon-to-be new dad – simply says: “Who knows?”

# gay-byrne - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Some 100,000 still to make the switch to Saorview with just two weeks to go

With the switchover deadline just 14 days away, Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has urged the public not to wait until the last minute.

# gay-byrne - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed

GLEN has “strongly welcomed” the comments the former Irish President made in an interview that will be screened tonight.

Mary McAleese: 'I'd love to say I saw the bust coming... but I didn't'

In an interview to be broadcast this evening, the former President also discusses gay marriage and discusses her attitude to church governance.

# gay-byrne - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Uncle Gaybo turned into modern art for the Turner Prize Gay Byrne This post contains videos

Uncle Gaybo turned into modern art for the Turner Prize

In 1985 Gay Byrne confronted psychiatrist RD Laing about appearing intoxicated on his show. Now, it’s art. Watch it here.

# gay-byrne - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge The Dredge: Ronan Keating has some advice for kids OMG This post contains videos

The Dredge: Ronan Keating has some advice for kids

We get our hands mucky with the best of the morning’s dirt…

# gay-byrne - Sunday 29 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge 12 classic TV moments that make Ireland… unique National Pride This post contains videos

12 classic TV moments that make Ireland… unique

Anywhere else, they just wouldn’t have happened.

# gay-byrne - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Late Late's 50th anniversary special is most watched show this year

On average over one million tuned into the special programme last Friday, RTÉ said.

# gay-byrne - Saturday 2 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here's everything you missed on last night's 50th anniversary Late Late Show Late Late This post contains videos

Here's everything you missed on last night's 50th anniversary Late Late Show

If you didn’t watch, you actually missed out on a pretty brilliant show. Lucky you, though: here’s your cheat sheet.

# gay-byrne - Friday 1 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: The Late Late Show celebrates 50 years on air Late Late Show This post contains images

In pictures: The Late Late Show celebrates 50 years on air

Guests line up on the RTÉ’s red carpet for anniversary special…

From The Daily Edge 6 memorable moments from 50 years of the Late Late Show Late Late Show This post contains videos

6 memorable moments from 50 years of the Late Late Show

From tearing up Toy Show tickets to Padraig Flynn’s appearance, here are some of the chat show’s highlights. Tell us your favourites…

# gay-byrne - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge The Late Late Show is too long, says The Late Late Show host Tubs This post contains a poll

The Late Late Show is too long, says The Late Late Show host

Ryan Tubridy wants his show to become leaner and meaner.

# gay-byrne - Sunday 27 May, 2012

From The42 12 days to Euro 2012: The singalong with Gaybo Countdown

12 days to Euro 2012: The singalong with Gaybo

Before Jack’s Army departed for Germany in ’88, they made a special appearance on The Late Late Show.

# gay-byrne - Monday 26 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: What is Uncle Gaybo listening to? Health This post contains images

Caption competition: What is Uncle Gaybo listening to?

Your captions please…

# gay-byrne - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign

A TD has called on the government to appoint a well-known name to front a campaign tackling obesity, believing it could have the same success as Gay Byrne’s presence at the Road Safety Authority.

# gay-byrne - Friday 2 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge In photos: A sneak peek at the Late Late Toy Show… Toy Show This post contains images

In photos: A sneak peek at the Late Late Toy Show…

Ryan Tubridy and guests get to grips with this year’s Toy Show set.

# gay-byrne - Friday 25 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Anne Doyle confirms retirement plans - as she's honoured with a stamp An Post This post contains images

Anne Doyle confirms retirement plans - as she's honoured with a stamp

The much-loved RTÉ newsreader will bow out at Christmas – as she features on a 55c stamp to mark RTE TV’s 50th anniversary.

# gay-byrne - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Adams defends McGuinness's IRA past

The Sinn Féin president has been defending the party’s candidate for the Irish presidency.

Martin McGuinness branded a 'consistent liar' by Gay Byrne

Byrne hit out at the Sinn Féin presidential candidate, saying he “lies all the time” using “weasel words”.

# gay-byrne - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Fianna Fáil not running internal candidate in presidential election

Today’s announcement follows a meeting of the party’s TDs, senators and MEPs in Dublin.

# gay-byrne - Monday 29 August, 2011

Fianna Fáil says election candidate issue will be decided on Wednesday

Today’s committee meeting concluded that it would not recommend putting forward a candidate, according to one report this evening.

# gay-byrne - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland? Aras11

Could Martin Sheen be the next President of Ireland?

The rumours circulating about potential candidates in this year’s race to the Aras reads like a pilot script for a ‘Celebrity President’ television series.

# gay-byrne - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Gay Byrne out of presidential campaign, before he even got in

Gay Byrne has said that he doesn’t feel the time is right for him to take part in the presidential campaign.

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures