Pat Kenny will moderate the debate with fellow broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The first debate among the leaders of the main political parties will take place on TV3 on Thursday. Enda Kenny, Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams and Joan(...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media election has begun and it’s a needy business. Politicians only want enough Xs to get over the line. Media organisations target floating vote(...)

Ian Dempsey proved a highlight for Communicorp-owned Today FM with his listenership of 194,000 up 7,000 on the last survey.

RTÉ Radio 1 continues to lose listeners, but the troubles at 2fm show signs of easing and Newstalk has made further advances, the latest radio ratings(...)

Pat Kenny with Eason group head of marketing Brendan Corbett, at the launch of the Eason Book Club, a segment on Kenny’s Newstalk show.

Eason has teamed up with Newstalk for a monthly book club segment that will run on The Pat Kenny Show. The books chosen for review will be discussed b(...)

Pat Kenny: we’re only a little more than half way to finding out what the true listenership figures are for Newstalk’s ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ and its RTÉ Radio 1 rival ‘Today with Seán O’Rourke’. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Joint National Listenership Research survey might be a rather slow way to measure radio audiences, but it’s “the only game in town”, as Newstalk (...)

Pat Kenny is eventually expected to bring in more than 150,000 listeners

Newstalk wants an influx of younger listeners and “Pat Kenny loyalists” to make it “the number one talk radio station in the next five years”, says(...)

This morning’s radio programmes, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Pat Kenny Show, are the first test of Newstalk’s strategy of poaching one of RTÉ’s big stars in a bid to get RTÉ Radio One listeners to “move that dial”. Photographs: Frank Miller/The Irish Times; Jason Clarke Photography

lThe much anticipated battle of the Irish airwaves has started with RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke and Newstalk’s Pat Kenny going head-to-head. This morni(...)

Newstalk has announced that broadcaster and former government minister Ivan Yates will return to the station later this week. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Newstalk has announced that broadcaster and former government minister Ivan Yates will return to the station later this week.Mr Yates will rejoin Chri(...)

David McRedmond: he  earlier expressed concern that the Government’s decision to commission a review of the advertising market would  stall any reform

The Government’s plan to replace the television licence fee with a public service broadcasting (PBS) charge should not go ahead until it has acted to (...)

Newstalk's new iPad magazine

“Radio you can read” is how Aidan McCullen, head of digital at Communicorp, describes Newstalk’s new monthly iPad magazine, which debuted on th(...)