UTV Ireland commercial director Daragh Byrne (left), head of channel Mary Curtis and managing director of UTV Television Michael Wilson watch as ‘Mr Selfridge’ star Jeremy Piven delivers the message that UTV Ireland is now open for business, at an event held in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Apple may be tied to Ireland via its complicated tax arrangements and a workforce of 4,000 in Cork, but there is one thing it doesn’t do here: adve(...)

Wall Street saw stocks fall in early trading amid profit-taking by investors. Photograph: Bloomberg

European stocks fell back from the six-year high reached on Tuesday as investors weighed earnings and equity valuations and media stocks ITV and Italy(...)

The makers of the new TV3 soap ‘Red Rock’, from left, John Yorke, Andrew Lowe, Peter McKenna and Ed Guiney, pictured at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, for the launch of the new TV3 2015 schedule. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

TV3’s new soap opera will be set in a “police precinct” in a fictional Dublin harbour town and has the working title Red Rock, the broadcaster said(...)

IAPI chief executive Tania Banotti and TV3’s commercial director Pat Kiely pose with an ADFX award, the work of Andy Sharkey, a glass design student at the National College of Art and Design. photograph: conor healy

TV3 Group is to sponsor what it is dubbing “the Oscars of the Irish advertising industry”, and will produce advertising-themed content as it bids to s(...)

Coronation Street: exclusive ITV Studios programming on UTV

Irish people watch Irish-made television. We might hate it sometimes, but if there is one thing audience ratings prove time and time again, it is t(...)

UTV Media group chief executive John McCann speaking in Dublin last November at the announcement of its channel plans Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

UTV Media has been given the regulatory go-ahead to launch a television channel in the Republic in January 2015. The Broadcasting Authority of (...)

The soaps and jungle exploits may be moving channel, but the home production pipeline continues to thicken and the shiny floor shows are going nowhere(...)

Comedy dramas, such as Fresh Meat with  Zawe Ashton, Charlotte Ritchie, Kimberley Nixon, Joe Thomas, Jack Whitehall and Greg McHugh, attract a young audience to Channel 4. photograph: channel 4/pa

Channel 4 will begin formally selling advertising in the Republic from January 1st, in a move that will add to the competitive pressures in the Iri(...)

The big news of the day was that Paddy Power expects full-year operating profits to be about €11 million lower than it forecast three months ago. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

There was a step back from the record levels seen in Wall Street yesterday that set a downbeat tone for markets. Traders in Dublin said the recent pas(...)

UTV Media group chief executive, John McCann: Content more important than big-name presenters

UTV Media has begun recruiting for its new television channel in the Republic, with the company seeking a head of channel and a head of sales operatio(...)