Steep duties are currently levied on traditional cigarettes but not on ecigarettes, making the tobacco-free alternatives much cheaper.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The European Commission is considering taxing ecigarettes in the same way as their traditional cousins in a move that would drastically increase the c(...)

Irish TV viewing figures in 2014 were unchanged on 2013

The nation’s fondness for watching television continued unabated in 2014, with figures compiled by Nielsen for industry ratings body Tam Ireland sugge(...)

The Late Late Toy Show was Ireland’s most watched programme last year with an  average audience of 1,594,000.

A programme about toys presented by a man wearing a silly jumper topped the list of Ireland’s most-watched programmes in 2014. The Late Late Toy Show (...)

Actors Pandora McCormick (left), Jack Nolan, Adam Weafer and Cathy Belton, in character as Claire, Michael, David and Susan  Hennessy on TV3 soap ‘Red Rock’.

TV3’s €7 million new soap opera Red Rock was watched by an average of 323,000 viewers on its debut on Wednesday night, marking a good start for the pr(...)

An image from an online video advertisement for Cadbury featuring football pundits Johnny Giles and Eamon Dunphy

It’s that time of year when the media loves nothing better than to warn everybody about the dangers of sugar: it’s poisoning us, it’s toxic, it’s the (...)

RTÉ Television managing director Glen Killane: “The only thing that’s dragged me away from RTÉ is House of Cards.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tomorrow is World Television Day and the blurb for the industry initiative doesn’t hold back: The medium, as well as being “a cornerstone of democracy(...)

U2’s Bono   performing during the TV show ‘Che Tempo che fa’ in Milan earlier this month. Photograph: EPA

U2’s controversial free album on Apple’s iTunes had a less than stellar performance once released for commercial sale, coming in at number nine in its(...)

The number of television sets per household is on the rise again following a period of two years in which the proportion of multi-set homes went into decline.  Photograph: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

The advertising industry spent €206.2 million on television in the Irish market in 2013, figures compiled by KPMG for ratings body TAM Ireland show.Th(...)

Banana importer Fyffes surged 2.34 per cent to €1.095 following news it and Chiquita Brands International have agreed new terms for an all-share merger. Photograpr: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Stocks rose yesterday as positive news on the US economy sparked hopes it would lift Europe. Data from Washington’s commerce department showed that U(...)

Jacob’s: moved its manufacturing to Britain years ago

What does it mean to be Irish? When it comes to grocery brands, that is, and not the craic-having, cabbage-munching, immersion-fretting stereotype we (...)