Alan Cox: ‘Some sites resemble a Las Vegas strip, they’re so cluttered with ads.’ photograph: conor mccabe

What should the Irish media and marketing industry do next? Micropayments for news articles, shorter online video ads and a more modern way of measuri(...)

Noel Curran, outgoing director-general of RTÉ. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The ongoing search for the 11th director-general of RTÉ is being held behind closed doors rather than, say, via a televised competition with jaunty th(...)

Sean O’Rourke: Audience on Radio 1 is now higher than Pat Kenny’s was in his final full year at the station. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings(...)

INM chief executive Robert Pitt (left) with chairman Leslie Buckley and operations director Michael Doorly at an INM meeting in June 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent News & Media group chief executive Robert Pitt has been appointed to the board of the company. Mr Pitt joined INM from Tesco in Sep(...)

Finishing touches are being put to a skaters’ ramp under construction inside an abandoned church in the village of Llanera near Oviedo in northern Spain, which very soon will double as one of the world’s fanciest skate parks and a beacon for music video directors. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images
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Image of the week: Temple of thrills Finishing touches are being put to a skaters’ ramp under construction inside an abandoned church in the villag(...)

Euro 2016-bound: Irish players celebrate a goal in the qualifying round.  Photograph: @INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There’s nothing like having a big football tournament right around the corner to put the Irish sponsorship industry in a good mood. But after growth o(...)

Gay Byrne’s interview with Stephen Fry on “The Meaning of Life” notched up 6.6 million views

The marriage equality referendum, the Late Late Toy Show and Gay Byrne’s interview with Stephen Fry were among the biggest drivers of traffic to RTÉ’s(...)

Alan Coleman, founder and chief executive of Wolfgang Digital: his marketing agency found the top performing e-commerce websites in 2015 got more than half of their traffic from mobile devices. Photograph: Dave Keegan

Momentum continues to swing towards online shopping. Online revenue at Irish e-commerce websites increased 45 per cent year in 2015, with traffic to s(...)

Ken Early: his sporty tweets show a rise in the influence rankings

Good news for RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes: He has retained his position as the most influential journalist on Twitter as judged by the(...)

Adidas: The German shoe and sportswear company has been hard at work pumping money behind a very particular problem: it’s not as cool as it used to be. Photograph:  Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

Is Adidas cool? As a recent convert to the brand, I have a vested interest. But because I’m not a teenager, my conscious thinking process when picking(...)