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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Gay Byrne

This year
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.
Media history expert says The Late Late Show needs to 'bring back its unpredictability'
The professor said if the show returned to the unpredictable format, it would bring back the energy of the show and “make it lively”.
Last year
Quiz: How much do you know about Gay Byrne?
Byrne had a career spanning six decades in Irish life
All time
'Dear Gay': RTÉ has begun a call-out for a new documentary on Gay Byrne
RTÉ want to hear from anyone who may have written to Gay Byrne in the past
'Now let's go live to the Mullingar one-legged race': Whatever happened to the RTÉ People in Need Telethon?
We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarrre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.
'I thought ... Jaysus I won't be here again': 20 years on from the Irish Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarrre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.
Quiz: How well do you remember Gaybo's best bits?
Let’s find out.
A nation says goodbye to Gay Byrne - the man who 'showed us to ourselves'
The funeral of Gay Byrne took place at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin yesterday.
A final round of applause for Gaybo as pioneering broadcaster's funeral takes place
Family, friends and fans of the broadcasting giant gathered to pay their final respects.
'I grew up with him in a sense': Fans outside Pro Cathedral pay tribute to Gaybo
The funeral of the RTÉ broadcaster is currently taking place in Dublin.
Funeral cortège of Gay Byrne to pass through Howth Village en route to Pro Cathedral
The funeral will begin at noon at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, and will be broadcast on RTÉ.
Joe Duffy could hear Gay Byrne's own advice as he broke the news of his death on Liveline
The host received widespread praise for the manner in which he kept his calm to deliver the sad news live to listeners.
President Higgins leads star-studded Late Late Show tribute to Gay Byrne
Byrne’s funeral will take place in the St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Church, Dublin on Friday at noon.
Memories of Gaybo: 'He seemed smaller than I remembered him ... once he was on his feet the microphone worked its magic'
Former Sunday Press columnist and reporter Éanna Brophy shares a memory of one of Gay Byrne’s final public appearances, on a cold November morning in Dublin.
'It’s inevitable that it will happen. You have no power over it, why worry about it?'
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh talks to The42 about death, Gay Byrne, Kerry and Luke Kelly.
'A true public servant': Politicians pay tribute to 'national treasure' Gay Byrne
A moment silence was held in the Dáil this afternoon as TDs, ministers and the Taosieach paid tribute to Gay Byrne.
'This will be my last walk for Gay': Crowds gather to sign book of condolence for late broadcaster
The RTÉ broadcaster passed away yesterday aged 85.
Book of condolence for Gay Byrne to open at Dublin's Mansion House this morning
The public will be able to pay their respects at The Mansion House, Dawson Street today from 11am and 5pm and then tomorrow between 10am and 5pm.
'He heralded a huge change in Irish life': How Gay Byrne brought sex to Irish TV
The broadcaster passed away yesterday aged 85.
A master broadcaster whose work challenged Irish society: Gay Byrne (1934-2019)
As host of the Late Late for almost four decades, Byrne played a major role in a changing Ireland.
Sex, condoms and Boyzone: 20 memorable moments from Gay Byrne's career
From sex therapists to U2, Gay Byrne has interviewed a lot of people during his career.
Open thread: Share your favourite memories of the late Gay Byrne
Alongside the Late Late, the veteran broadcaster also presented the weekday Gay Byrne Show on RTÉ radio for almost three decades.
Special live edition of The Late Late Show to be broadcast tomorrow to remember Gay Byrne
The tribute show will be broadcast tomorrow at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.
Broadcasting legend Gay Byrne has died aged 85
Byrne will be best remembered for his near four decades at the helm of the Late Late Show.
President pays tribute to Gay Byrne at lifetime achievement ceremony: 'His empathy threw light on dark corners in Irish life'
Michael D Higgins praised Byrne’s impact on Irish broadcasting at a ceremony this evening.
'I'm certainly not strong': Gay Byrne on undergoing 'gruelling' chemotherapy treatment
Byrne was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.
'He studied to become a Jesuit priest. Now he was one of the most famed people in racing'
In this extract from ‘Centaur,’ Declan Murphy recalls the first time he came across the legendary Barney Curley.
A partnership linked to broadcaster Gay Byrne is being sued for €1.2 million
The case relates to a loan acquired by a fund from the Bank of Scotland.
Stephen Fry says he was 'enchanted' to be caught up in blasphemy row
He described our “unworkable” blasphemy legislation as “a wonderfully Irish solution”.
New Zealand wants to scrap its blasphemy laws after Ireland's Stephen Fry probe
“I didn’t think we had it, I thought it had gone,” New Zealand’s Catholic leader Bill English said about its own law.
Novelist Lee Child and Ryan Tubridy offer support as Gay Byrne prepares to fight cancer
RTÉ staff have rallied around the veteran broadcaster, who made the announcement on his Lyric FM show.
Gay Byrne reveals his doctors believe he has cancer
The broadcaster told his listeners on his RTÉ Lyric FM show this afternoon.
The Bishop and the Nightie - how Gaybo scandalised the nation
“Mr and Mrs Fox were vulgar, even coarse and suggestive … You have not been fairly treated.”
How Gay Byrne changed Irish society
“He mediated the conversation between two sides of Ireland.”
Gay Byrne thanks fans for well wishes following heart attack
“I’m feeling better and on the road to recovery.”
Gay Byrne "recovering well" following heart attack
The 81-year-old presenter suffered the heart attack yesterday.
Here's the most important piece of advice Gay gave Pat about The Toy Show
And he stuck to it.
Hozier has been explaining to Gay Byrne why he thinks baptism is ridiculous
The veteran presenter also asked the singer if his generation was ‘cross and resentful’ about the Catholic church.
Hozier explained to Gay Byrne why he reckons baptism is ridiculous
Don’t take him to church…
A transparent nightie and haybarn snogs: How TV brought sex to Ireland
“People were disgusted about Miley and Fidelma. They wouldn’t watch Glenroe any more.”