Party leaders will take part in four televised pre-election debates between now and February 26th

Four televised debates for party leaders have been scheduled for the general election campaign. RTÉ has proposed two – one involving seven parties an(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and  Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: €12 billion available over the lifetime of the next government, according to Noonan.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Campaigning in the general election will begin today when Fine Gael launches its “long-term economic plan”. This will include the party’s proposed “r(...)

Veteran broadcaster Vincent Browne will play almost no part in TV3’s general election coverage due to a health issue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Veteran broadcaster Vincent Browne will play almost no part in TV3’s general election coverage due to a health issue. The 71-year-old informed viewer(...)

Euro 2016-bound: Irish players celebrate a goal in the qualifying round.  Photograph: @INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There’s nothing like having a big football tournament right around the corner to put the Irish sponsorship industry in a good mood. But after growth o(...)

Gay Byrne’s interview with Stephen Fry on “The Meaning of Life” notched up 6.6 million views

The marriage equality referendum, the Late Late Toy Show and Gay Byrne’s interview with Stephen Fry were among the biggest drivers of traffic to RTÉ’s(...)

Ogilvy & Mather Dublin campaign work includes TV3’s soap opera Red Rock

Profits at the Irish division of advertising and public relations group Ogilvy & Mather fell by 6.5 per cent in 2014, a year in which revenues dec(...)

The new Saorview Connect service will make on-demand content available alongside the nine Saorview channels, while its set-top boxes will have greater functionality than the current generation of Saorview boxes and will bring the service more in line with pay-TV platforms.

RTÉ-owned television service Saorview will be available via a broadband-connected set-top box from later this year under a new partnership between RTÉ(...)

Aidan Gillen as Charles Haughey in the RTÉ drama series Charlie, which attracted an average viewership of 851,700 for its most-watched episode.

Irish adults watched an average of three hours and 30 minutes of television every day in 2015 – that’s more than 24 hours each week, according to the (...)

Saorview is, by one measure, Ireland’s largest TV platform, with 676,000 homes connecting to television this way, up from 607,000 a year earlier. Photograph: Thinkstock

Saorview, the terrestrial television platform operated by RTÉ subsidiary 2rn, has given itself a brand refresh in a bid to attract users tempted to “c(...)

Finger on the pulse: Ryan Tubridy on   the set of the 2015 Late Late Toy Show with a stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie which itself has been a big hit with audiences since its recent release. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Late Late Toy Show was once again by far the most watched programme on Irish television last year. An average of more than 1.5 million people wa(...)