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# Pat Kenny

Last month
May 2023
# the explainer
The Explainer: What's behind Ireland's love affair with the Late Late?
Mark O’Brien, head of DCU’s School of Communications and associate professor in journalism history, and Kirsty Blake Knox, writer with the Irish Independent, delve into the show’s history, examine its enduring popularity, and ask what its new presenter must do to keep it going strong.
Last year
# Cabinet Reshuffle
Minister Simon Coveney says he would 'understand' if he's reshuffled out of Foreign Affairs
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he loves his job and would like to stay there but that decisions have to be taken.
Broadcasting watchdog rejects 11 complaints about Covid-19 segment on The Pat Kenny Show
The Newstalk programme interviewed Health Minister Stephen Donnelly about Covid last October.
# Pat Kenny
Pat Kenny calls on local council to refuse Bullock Harbour scheme over multiple concerns
The scheme seeks the demolition and clearance of the existing industrial single storey warehouses and sheds.
All time
# bartra capital
Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer
Bartra Capital plans to build a 104-bedroom nursing home in Dalkey, south Dublin.
# Dalkey
Pat Kenny wins planning battle to block five-storey nursing home beside his Dalkey home
Bartra now has four weeks in which to lodge an appeal to An Bord Pleanala.
# kenny vs varadkar
Sofa Watch: The Late Late is finished for the summer - but Pat's back on TV for a 'big interview'
All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.
# Coronavirus
Paschal Donohoe says ministers won't take pay cut during Covid-19 pandemic
The finance minister had previously said he would consider actions taken by other governments in terms of pay cuts for politicians.
# General Election
Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.
# Dalkey
Pat Kenny loses battle against plans for apartment blocks beside family home
The Kennys led the local opposition against the plan with 17 other objections from locals also lodged.
# Housing Crisis
Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people
Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.
# ep2019
Donald Trump, climate change and free speech top the agenda at Dublin election debate
There’s 19 candidates vying for a European Parliament seat in the Dublin constituency.
# the big debate
Eamon Dunphy, former Rose of Tralee and UKIP's Welsh leader set to feature in first European TV debate
The first proper debate takes place on Virgin Media One tomorrow night.
# Election time
Pat Kenny says he's opposed to censoring people as he prepares to host Peter Casey debate
Kenny presented a presidential debate featuring Casey last year.
# Dalkey
Pat Kenny suffers setback in planning row after council report gives fresh hope to developer
The report says the council “considers that there is an opportunity to provide a high quality residential development on the subject site”.
# Dalkey
Pat Kenny emerges victorious in planning battle with developer as council turns down apartment plan
Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy objected to plans for apartment blocks and houses on a site adjacent to their home.
# objection
Broadcaster Pat Kenny objects to apartment block plan beside Dalkey home
In their objection, the Kennys says that the 19-apartment-block development would “detrimentally impact” their home.
# out of ten
Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Prime Time debate?
All six presidential candidates took part in a debate for the last time. How did they do?
# Live
An average of 430,000 people watched Virgin Media's six-way Áras debate
The number of people watching the televised presidential debate peaked at 738,400 viewers.
# Pat Kenny
Casey doubles down on anti-Traveller rhetoric in an otherwise unsurprising TV debate
We can expect Casey’s controversial stance to dominate coverage of the campaign again today.
Casey attacked over Traveller comments in first six-way TV debate
Pat Kenny moderated the six-way debate on Virgin Media One.
# out of ten
Player ratings: How did the presidential candidates fare in the Pat Kenny debate?
All six presidential candidates took part tonight. How did they get on?
# head to head
Complaints about Pat Kenny's treatment of Maria Steen during Eighth debates rejected by BAI
The complainants had alleged that Kenny had questioned Steen differently than Peter Boylan.
# Extension
Pat Kenny to stay with Newstalk for at least another two years
Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny has signed a contract extension with Newstalk.
# Dr Ali Selim
Muslim spokesperson apologises for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM
“I condemn FGM in the strongest terms.”
# cheap shot
A deeply mortifying moment featuring Lara Croft on the Toy Show in 1999 has been unearthed
# The X Factor
'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.
# spare us
Here's why it was totally pointless for Pat Kenny to have that sexist MEP on this morning
Janusz Korwin-Mikke said that women are “weaker and less intelligent” than men. So why do we have to hear about it?
# The New Boy
Donnelly says he was "eviscerated" online after joining Fianna Fáil
Wickow TD Stephen Donnelly made the move to Fianna Fáil last week.
# Water Charges
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”.
Opinion: It's been a poor start to Enda's national conversation about porn
There have been a lot of questionable claims about porn in the past fortnight, writes Caroline Ryan.
# you're a vision
Celine Dion sends best wishes as Pat Kenny picks up IFTA Lifetime Achievement gong
Brendan O’Carroll and Sharon Horgan were also big winners at the TV awards.
# colette fitzpatrick
More than 180,000 people tuned in for Pat Kenny's return to TV
Some people had questioned the smaller role co-presenter Colette Fitzpatrick had in the show.
# pk tonight
Pat Kenny's new TV3 show had a nightmare with its Twitter handle last night
“I feel like PK Tonight…”
# Your Say
Poll: Did you watch Pat Kenny's new show?
The broadcaster is co-hosting a current affairs programme with Colette Fitzpatrick on TV3.
# pat kenny tonight
'PK is back on television' - Pat and Colette on their new show and why there is 'nothing sexist' about the title
Pat Kenny Tonight will air its first episode tomorrow.
# ghee
Pat Kenny wouldn't stop talking about ghee on his radio show this morning
Smell her ghee Pat.
# kindness of strangers
Brother of cyclist killed in Dublin collision thanks locals for their kindness
Neil Fox visited the scene yesterday and a local family took him in for breakfast.
# honoured
Pat Kenny to receive lifetime achievement award at next month's IFTAs
The veteran broadcaster will receive the award for his “superb and distinguished contribution to Irish broadcasting for almost five decades”.
# the new schedule
Irish Gogglebox is on the way very soon... here's everything we know about it
Here’s what’s coming up on TV3 in the new season…