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Presenter Sarah McInerney is leaving Newstalk
Her colleague Chris Donoghue announced that he would be leaving the station on Saturday.
Broadcaster Chris Donoghue to leave Newstalk for government job alongside Simon Coveney
Donoghue has been a member of the Newstalk roster for 14 years, and was appointed as group political editor for Communicorp less than three months ago.
Dil Wickremasinghe addresses Newstalk departure and George Hook controversy in new podcast
She said that she wanted to “address the elephant in the room” at the beginning of the new podcast.
BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists
The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.
Ciara Kelly to take over George Hook's radio slot on Newstalk
The former GP had temporarily taken over the lunchtime slot following Hook’s suspension.
'Are public broadcasting licenses being adhered to in Communicorp stations?'
Media outlets hold great power. The public interest requires that the use of such power be carefully regulated, writes Brendan Howlin.
'Ross O'Carroll Kelly' barred from Spin 1038 today because of Irish Times radio ban
The creator of Ross O’Carroll Kelly was pulled from a show because Denis O’Brien owned Irish radio stations have banned all Irish Times journalists.
Dil Wickremasinghe's Newstalk show has been cancelled
Wickremasinghe had announced that she would not present her radio show following the comments made by George Hook before he was suspended.
Newstalk bans Irish Times journalists from its airwaves after George Hook furore
The exclusion covers all Communicorp stations, not just Newstalk.
Broadcaster Ivan Yates to sue AIB
Yates and his wife have initiated High Court proceedings against the bank.
'One of the most gender blind people I've ever worked with': Ciara Kelly strongly defends George Hook
Hook was suspended on Friday following widespread condemnation of his comments about rape.
George Hook has been suspended from Newstalk
It follows widespread condemnation of his comments about rape on his lunchtime show on Friday.
Dil Wickremasinghe will not present Newstalk show on Saturday over George Hook comments
Wickremasinghe said that her immediate reaction upon hearing Hook’s comments were that he “has gone too far”.
Newstalk staff letter demands Hook be taken off air immediately
“Misogyny should never be normalised,” according to a draft letter signed by around 20 staff.
Hook apologises for rape comments: 'It was wrong to suggest any blame could be attributed to victims'
Last week Hook asked “is there no blame now to the person who puts themselves in danger?”.
Clayton Hotels has terminated sponsorship with Newstalk over George Hook's rape comments
The Dalata Hotel Group said it cannot support a station that allowed “inappropriate and hurtful comments to be made”.
'A victim is never to blame': Chris Donoghue addresses Hook rape comments on Newstalk show
It’s reported a disciplinary investigation is to begin at Newstalk tomorrow.
'I am truly sorry': Hook issues 'unreserved' apology after uproar over rape comments
The presenter’s remarks about the “personal responsibility” of rape victims were met with sustained criticism.
'Newstalk are looking for the next Pat Kenny - if it could be female that would be great'
The Communicorp station is always looking for presenters with that ‘x-factor’, Kenny said.
Communicorp reshuffle: Donoghue becomes group political editor, McInerney moves to weekends
Ivan Yates will replace the pair during the weekday drivetime slot.
Poll: Will you tune in to Ivan Yates' new drivetime show on Newstalk?
The radio station is revamping its weekday schedule again. Will you listen in?
Gavan Reilly named as TV3's new political correspondent
Reilly, formerly of, moves to Ballymount after the departure of Ursula Halligan.
Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry
The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.
'It's definitely on': Battle heating up for 2FM and Today FM as pair tied for breakfast listeners
Latest figures show a good rise in numbers across the both stations.
Complaint of 'derogatory' language used by Fianna Fáil leader against journalist rejected
Gemma O’Doherty had alleged that Micheál Martin had spoken about her in a ‘derogatory and unfair’ manner on Newstalk radio.
Claim George Hook spoke about HPV vaccine in 'ill-informed and irresponsible' manner rejected
The BAI said that Hook’s approach to discussing the vaccine had satisfied its Code of Fairness, but “only in a barely minimal fashion”.
Mairéad Ronan to leave Today FM amid shakeup at Communicorp
Ronan has been at the station for 15 years.
The corporate watchdog wants to know more about INM's abandoned bid for Newstalk
Ireland’s largest newspaper group has been asked “to produce books and records” about the reported bid.
'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'
The 29-year-old suffers from a rare medical condition called Addison’s Disease.
Ivan Yates is coming back to Newstalk
He’ll present a two-hour show on Sundays.
Colette Fitzpatrick to become TV3 news' new 'senior anchor'
The move will see Fitzpatrick “take the helm at 3News Ireland” according to the company.
18 more deadly female presenters on Irish radio
Listen up.
Denis O'Brien's Communicorp radio empire lost €3.5m last year
The company owns many of Ireland’s biggest radio stations, including Newstalk and Today FM.
Your crash course in… How INM walking away from pensioners sheds light on a bigger problem
Defined benefit pension schemes are a ticking time bomb.
Newstalk question RTÉ's use of state funding to win exclusive GAA radio rights
The new deal which lasts until 2022 sees Newstalk lose out.
RTÉ and Sky retain GAA TV rights for next five years, Newstalk lose out in radio deal
The new broadcast package will last from 2017-2022.
Simon Coveney: 'You don't wash your car with Ballygowan, because if you do you pay for it'
The minister also said that people who paid their charges “did the right thing and we are not going to make a fool of them”.
Lee Keegan: 'People say this hard luck story with Mayo, I find that bit of a farce to be honest'
The 2016 Footballer of the Year gave a wide-ranging interview on Newstalk last night.
Newstalk's editor-in-chief has resigned
Garrett Harte said he was leaving the station to “pursue other interests”.
Lance Armstrong spoke to Off The Ball tonight, and it was superbly tense radio
Disgraced Tour de France champion will appear in Dublin later this month.