IBI chairman John Purcell: says it is vital to protect news and current affairs programming on independent radio and  allocate ‘the licence fee income to both RTÉ and independent broadcasters’. Photograph: Pat Moore

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) group has urged the Government to replace the television licence fee with a broadcasting charge and cra(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White is joined by RTÉ presenter Keelin Shanley (left), FM104’s Ruth Egan, RTÉ 2fm’s Nicky Byrne and Spin 1038’s Becki Miller for the launch of the Irish Radioplayer app. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The Irish Radioplayer app, a cross-industry app featuring all 43 Irish radio stations, became available for download this week and two of the self-des(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Nobody in the radio sector is ‘naive enough to think the industry’s challenges have gone away’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has told independent radio stations that he is not convinced by their calls for the creation of a public fund t(...)

To the App Store, finally, for the Irish Radio Player. The long-planned cross-industry player, featuring all stations in the Republic, will be launche(...)

John Purcell (left), chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, and Q102 chief executive Scott Williams mark 25 years of independent radio in Ireland

It was “congratulations” and “very well done” all round from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to representatives of the (...)

John Purcell, chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland group. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Newly appointed Minister for Communications Alex White has been urged to share RTÉ’s licence fee income with commercial radio stations by the Independ(...)

Christopher Flowers: Ulster Bank, with assets of €54.8 billion, would seem to be in his range. Photograph: Daniel Barry/Bloomberg

Christopher Flowers’s interest in Ireland remains undiminished despite having lost out in the bidding for Irish Life last year and been rebuffe(...)