Minster for Communications Alex White: ‘No guidelines or ministerial orders can extend what’s in the legislation passed by the Oireachtas.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Communications Alex White has rejected suggestions that his new media mergers guidelines are “too late” and said expectations that exi(...)

Alison Curtis: taking the helm in Ray D’Arcy’s old slot on Today FM

It says something about Ray D’Arcy’s reputation that, in a week when he is conspicuously absent, those replacing him struggle to make their presenc(...)

Ray D’Arcy: cemented an affable everyman persona on Today FM.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Has any other Irish broadcaster managed their career as well as Ray D’Arcy? The man who was foil to Zig and Zag in his 20s and cemented an affable eve(...)

The belated publication by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White of a framework for the regulation of media mergers and(...)

The initial clash between Pat Rabbitte and Richard Bruton took place against the backdrop of the battle in the boardroom of INM, which saw Denis O’Brien triumph over the O’Reilly family. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While the new guidelines on media mergers do not mention any person or individual companies by name, the shadow of Denis O’Brien looms large.The new m(...)

The National Union of Journalists and others have raised concerns about the levels of media ownership of billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New Government guidelines on media mergers say it is “undesirable” for one person or business to hold excessive influence and introduce a “public v(...)

Communicorp, the Dublin-based media group controlled by Denis O’Brien, is planning to merge the commercial sales teams at Today FM and Newstalk, the two national stations it owns in Ireland.

Communicorp, the Dublin-based media group controlled by Denis O’Brien, is planning to merge the commercial sales teams at Today FM and Newstalk, the t(...)

A total of 143,000 listeners have “moved the dial” to Pat Kenny’s show on Newstalk while Seán O’Rourke, who replaced him on RTÉ Radio 1 now has 295,000 listeners, down from an audience of 334,000 recorded a year earlier.

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the latest snapshot of the radio market shows, while Newstalk continues to make gains and(...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Communications will mark Halloween by taking charge of the new dual-notification system for media mergers, as government responsibil(...)

The  interior of the Newstalk newsroom. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Newstalk has today announced a new deal to provide a news service to the UTV group of radio stations:It will provide national and international news, (...)