Taylor Swift: “I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment.”   Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

“Denis O’Brien is the major shareholder in INM. In theory, with 29 per cent of the shares, he does not control it. In practice, he does.”Outgoing Sund(...)

Alex White: finds it hard to describe journalism as ‘content’.

When Minister for Communications Alex White forecast that the debate on future media policy will be “fractious at times”, he might have been hoping no(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White, who has been asked to set up a commission on the future of the Irish media sector. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Union of Journalists has called on Minister for Communications Alex White to establish a commission on the future of the media in Ireland(...)

There are still six other board positions to fill at RTÉ and these are in the gift of the Minister for Communications, Alex White. Photograph: David Sleator

So, one down – six to go. With the election of newcaster Aengus Mac Grianna as the worker representative on the RTÉ board, the State broadcaster’s boa(...)

Chairman of the BAI, Bob Collins, said to update standards was a “challenging task, not least because there is no absolute, universally shared sense of what standards are or what should be observed”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched a public consultation on proposals for a revised draft Code of Programme Standards that wi(...)

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 (...)

  Ms Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill)    whose use of the word “homophobe” on RTÉ has led to a a debate over a  provision in legislation relating to offence being given during a broadcast. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said the current test that Irish TV stations must rely on not to broadcast a matter that gives off(...)

RTÉ’s television centre: The new environment in Irish broadcasting has created a significant shift in the balance between external and Irish-produced content available to Irish audiences. Photograph: Alan Betson

Consider the following: A television current affairs investigation about healthcare in a reg(...)

Bob Collins, Chairperson of the BAI: wants to discuss the report with the Minister “at an early date”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The viability of Saorview, the free-to-air digital terrestrial television (DTT) service operated by RTÉ, will become “questionable” sometime after 202(...)

“I always think there’s a slight problem if you throw a stone into a pool and nothing happens,” said Bob Collins, chairman of the Broadcasting Auth(...)