IBI chairman John Purcell: says it is vital to protect news and current affairs programming on independent radio and  allocate ‘the licence fee income to both RTÉ and independent broadcasters’. Photograph: Pat Moore

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) group has urged the Government to replace the television licence fee with a broadcasting charge and cra(...)

Workers removing signage from the exterior of the Irish Nationwide offices on the corner of Dublin’s O’Connell Street after it was folded into IBRC in 2011 Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

John Purcell, a former executive director of Irish Nationwide Building Society, has launched a High Court challenge to the constitutionality of the Ce(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Nobody in the radio sector is ‘naive enough to think the industry’s challenges have gone away’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has told independent radio stations that he is not convinced by their calls for the creation of a public fund t(...)

Farmers must sign up for five years under the scheme and will receive up to €220 per hectare a year while they are converting to organic farming.

A new organic farming scheme will offer increased payments to encourage more farmers to enter the sector, Tom Hayes, the Minister of State with respon(...)

 Bolands Mill at Grand Canal Dock, which figured in the 1916 Rising, was built by the Pim brothers in 1837

The history of Dublin falls into familiar categories, packaged for the convenience of the secondary-school curriculum, popular history and the tourist(...)

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(...)

Conor Mulhall, of The Little Milk Company: “The home market is the most important to us and  always will be, but there are huge opportunities for us in the organic market across Europe.”

The Little Milk Company was established in 2011, and is a co-operative of organic dairy farmers spread throughout Munster and Leinster. What sets you(...)

John Purcell (left), chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, and Q102 chief executive Scott Williams mark 25 years of independent radio in Ireland

It was “congratulations” and “very well done” all round from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to representatives of the (...)

John Purcell, chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland group. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Newly appointed Minister for Communications Alex White has been urged to share RTÉ’s licence fee income with commercial radio stations by the Independ(...)