According to reports, BBC protocols for what will happen in the aftermath of the Queen’s death include a suspension of all comedy programmes across all BBC channels until after the funeral, apparently pencilled in for 12 days after her passing. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

In times of national mourning, you’ve got to laugh, unless you’re watching the BBC and Queen Elizabeth has just died, which she hasn’t. But when she d(...)

Power in the Blood: The Story of the Irish Thoroughbred: Ella McSweeney’s documentary is a good example of the type of production proposal RTÉ is seeking

Science Foundation Ireland, the statutory body that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths, has given RTÉ grant funding of €500,000 over (...)

A publicity poster for the Nursing Homes Ireland radio ad campaign by the agency DDFH&B. The message is one of positivity and it highlights the input of carers to residents’ lives.

Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI), the representative group for the private and voluntary nursing homes sector, has embarked on a national radio advertising(...)

They’re back: after several decades presumably lost in space The Clangers return for a new series by Factory Transmedia. Photograph: BBC/Coolabi/Smallfilms/Pete Firmin

In space, no one can hear you whistle... unless you’re a Clanger. After a “teaser” appearance in March to explain the solar eclipse to CBeebies viewer(...)

Irish Independent Park: Irish Independent Park: former Musgrave Park has been renamed under a sponsorship deal.

There is often a period of painful adjustment before the public is prepared to accept the new names of venues that are valiantly rechristened in the w(...)

TV3’s studios. It is unlikely that INM, will try to buy the for-sale station.

“No action is recommended.” In its review of the 14 submissions to the consultation on its draft media mergers guidelines, now finalised and published(...)

Independent News & Media will not rule out buying broadcaster TV3, INM chairman Leslie Buckley has said.

Independent News & Media plans to spend up to €100 million on media sector acquisitions in Ireland and the UK and will not rule out buying broadca(...)

 British motocross rider Jamie Squibb performs a jump against the backdrop of the more corporate Canary Wharf area.Photograph: AP Photo / Matt Dunham
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Denis O’Brien: shadow of billionaire privacy campaigner O’Brien looms large over all conversations about media mergers in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In the frenetic, fast-evolving world of media, nothing appears to move more slowly than the laws and regulations that govern it. Minister for Communi(...)

The new Sky Arts channel will remain committed to showcasing the works of  conductor and violinist André Rieu

An eight-week search for the UK and Ireland’s best guitarist, a one-off drama about a pregnant man and a Norwegian comedy about a couples counsellor w(...)