98FM’s ‘Naked Breakfast’ event in Vicar Street, in which even the ads were performed live, is cited as a recent example of innovation by the Irish radio industry. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Irish radio industry is overly reliant on spot advertising, Bill Kinlay, the chief executive of media agency Mindshare Ireland, told stations duri(...)

 The Second Captains team, from left: Simon Hick, Ciaran Murphy, Ken Early, Eoin McDevitt and Mark Horgan, Malachy Logan, sports editor of The Irish Times (centre left) and Malachy Clerkin, sports reporter (extreme right). The team’s sudden departure from Newstalk’s Off the Ball programme was one the biggest talking points in Irish radio this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In a year when Irish radio went through more upheaval than in the previous three combined, one sudden exit stands out, one that left a station bereft (...)

Memorial: John F Kennedy’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery, just outside Washington DC. Photograph: Jonathan Newton/Washington Post via Getty

It was a transatlantic trip that, though brief, was saturated with symbolism and rhetoric about the strong bonds between Ireland and the US, punctuate(...)

The 98FM ad campaign is targeting commuters

Communicorp-owned Dublin music station 98FM is investing €500,000 in a new advertising campaign to promote its recently-installed breakfast pre(...)