Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said: “Nobody was more disappointed than I was when I saw the letter”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said he was “surprised’’ to learn a letter had been sent to pensioners encouraging them to have their (...)

RTÉ’s deputy director general Kevin Bakhurst leaving the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The notion that RTÉ is politically biased makes little sense, the chair of its board Moya Doherty has said. It would fundamentally destroy trus(...)

One postmaster who did not want to be named was in touch with Independent TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim, Michael Fitzmaurice, saying the issuing of the letters causes them “serious concern as to my livelihood and the viability of my post office”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Moves by the Department of Social Protection to encourage more social welfare recipients to have their payments made directly into their bank accounts(...)

In April 2014 the GAA appeared before the Dáil Committee on Transport and Communications to set out the reasons why it had sold exclusive rights to(...)

Stephen O’Riordan: Hoping to take a seat in the three-seat Cork North West constituency which has been dominated by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for decades

The brother of disability rights activist, Joanne O’Riordan who chronicled her story in the highly-acclaimed documentary, No Limbs, No Limits, is to r(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s 75th Ard Fheis in Killarney earlier this year: the party is  now effectively on election footing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The two largest Opposition parties expect a general election to take place much earlier than the Government’s declared date of Easter 2016.Senior fi(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: appreciates immensely valuable role post office network plays at village and community level. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte repeated that the Government had no plans to close post offices.He said he appreciated the immensely valuable(...)

The Dublin and Mayo teams walk behind the band during the pre-match parade before the All-Ireland football final last September. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA’s deal with Sky TV may not warrant an outraged reaction, but it does merit serious scrutiny and raises legitimate issues of concern for(...)

Centrica led a consortium that has agreed to pay a total of €1.1 billion for Bord Gáis Energy, including €700 million from Brookfield for its wind business, and €200 million from Icon Infrastructure for its Firmus unit in the North

Bord Gáis has blamed the decision to sell its four-year-old Whitegate power plant to Centrica for a fraction of the €400(...)

RTÉ will no longer have exclusive broadcasting rights to the All-Ireland hurling and football finals at Croke Park as Sky are also believed to have also acquired non-exclusive rights. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA are expected to announce shortly – maybe as early as next week – details of the latest three-year broadcasting rights agreement. It is (...)