Kevin Bakhurst, former controller of the BBC News Channel has to be seen as the favourite for the RTÉ director-general role. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kevin Bakhurst The former controller of the BBC News Channel has to be seen as the favourite for the director-general role. The Englishman joined RTÉ (...)

Denis O’Brien: Called off the initial public offering  at the 11th hour after investors declined to meet his valuation of the business. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

As Denis O’Brien tells it, he woke up yesterday morning feeling “very happy” at his decision on Tuesday night to pull Digicel’s planned $2 billion (€1(...)

Denis O’Brien’s media group continues to own 22 radio stations Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Communicorp, the media company owned by Denis O’Brien, has sold Latvian radio group AS Radio SWH Latvia to Cinamon Holding OÜ, an Estonian-based enter(...)

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.

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

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