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(...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media election has begun and it’s a needy business. Politicians only want enough Xs to get over the line. Media organisations target floating vote(...)

Denis O’Brien or his companies became entangled in an array of legal actions and controversies in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The past year was, without doubt, the most eventful yet in the entrepreneurial career of Denis O’Brien, who is Ireland’s richest and most successful b(...)

Denis O’Brien: his company Newstalk holds the current licence . Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has announced it intends to fast-track the procedure to award the new licence for speech and news radio which De(...)

A farmer with a bucket of slop - an image from UTV Ireland’s on-screen brand “refresh”, unveiled in September.

Another year in the triumphs and travails of the media and there is one puzzle with the power to fox daily. Not why is every YouTube celebrity some(...)

Lucy Gaffney: 19th most powerful woman in Irish business.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There was good news for Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney this week as she was named as the 19th most powerful woman in Irish business by the Sunday(...)

Former chief executive of Today FM Peter McPartlin who unexpectedly resigned from his post.

The chief executive of the TodayFM radio station has resigned from the post. The departure of Peter McPartlin was announced by Communicorp, Denis O’Br(...)

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(...)