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(...)

Bob Collins, chairperson of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, addressing a discussion on programme standards in the broadcasting media. Photograph: Alan Betson

Four-fifths of viewers and listeners have been offended by scenes or descriptions of rape, sexual assault or cruelty in Irish broadcasting, while h(...)

Andrew Hetherington was paid in the region of €250,000 annually by Repak, despite the fact that he effectively ran the organisation part-time, commuting to Dublin from Scotland for about three days a week. Photograph: Pat Langan

Repak, which sacked its chief executive Andrew Hetherington earlier this year following alleged financial irregularities at the industry recycling gro(...)

A section of the attendance at the National Media Conference in partnership with The Irish Times at Trinity College, at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland is better served than the UK by its media and journalists – and much better than the USA, academy award-winning film producer and now new medi(...)

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland chairman Bob Collins told a committee today: “We are not here to prop up RTÉ. RTÉ is capable of propping itself up.”

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has stood over its decision to recommend an increase in State funding for RTÉ in its five year review of public (...)