Digicel paid $2 million to Communicorp, a media investment company owned by Mr O’Brien, for office space, printing and telecoms services. Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel has been a major cash cow for Denis O’Brien in recent years, according to the IPO document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission i(...)

The guidelines will apply across print, broadcast and online and will set out thresholds that specify how many shares or holdings are needed to be able to influence the “direction or policy . . . with regard to news, current affairs or cultural content”. Photograph: Getty Images

New media mergers guidelines which say it is “undesirable” for one person or business to hold excessive influence in the industry are set to be passed(...)

Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney, who attended the agm on crutches. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At Independent News & Media’s agm in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel yesterday, company chairman Leslie Buckley apologised to shareholders for the corpora(...)

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(...)

The Newstalk slogan ‘Move the Dial’ appears in the final frame of its original TV ad, which was rejected by RTÉ but broadcast in error last week. 0:39

RTÉ ran a television advertisement for Newstalk that implored viewers to “move the dial” to its radio rival at least five times last week – but it (...)

Reds v Blues: Chelsea play Manchester United in the Premier League recently. Blue-coloured brands are thought to portray dependability and strength, while red brands convey exuberance and excitement. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

It looks to be a case of the blues versus the reds across the Caribbean telecommunications sector, where Denis O’Brien’s Digicel is facing a new chall(...)

Catherine Murphy outside the Dail last month. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 10:50

In April, Independent TD Catherine Murphy called on the Government to order a full independent inquiry into a number of IBRC transactions, including t(...)

Ian Dempsey proved a highlight for Communicorp-owned Today FM with his listenership of 194,000 up 7,000 on the last survey.

RTÉ Radio 1 continues to lose listeners, but the troubles at 2fm show signs of easing and Newstalk has made further advances, the latest radio ratings(...)

Michael McElligott photographed at Guild House, IFSC Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Like many senior executives, Michael McElligott strives for the perfect work-life balance, and it has taken him out of his comfort zone recently.“I’ve(...)

Vogue Williams steps in as ‘Jen of the Week’ on RTÉ Two’s ‘Republic of Telly’. The comedy show’s first Snapchat was an attention-grabbing video of Williams sitting on the toilet.

For the latest – and bravest – in Irish media and marketing digital innovations, look no further than the nominations in the Best Experimental Format (...)