TG4’s car-based dating show Pioc do Ride, made by El Zorrero Films, and RTÉ’s The Notorious, a series about MMA fighter Conor McGregor made by Motive Television, were among the first winners of the festival’s Torc awards to be announced.

It is a place for broadcasters and production companies from Ireland and abroad to do deals, forge new relationships and celebrate the best of the pro(...)

Jake Brennan: Said “mammy I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die” as his mother Roseann cradled him in her arms

The jury at an inquest into the death of a six-year-old boy who was struck by a car outside his home has recommended the introduction of a mandatory 3(...)

‘Red Rock’ matriarchs: Actors Denise McCormack (left) and Cathy Belton  on the set of the TV3 soap, which has received a further €700,000 in BAI funding.

TV3’s soap opera Red Rock has been awarded public funding of €700,000 as part of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s latest round of grants under (...)

Labour TD Pat Rabbitte with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland chief executive Michael O’Keeffe: “The BAI is particularly pleased to have been able to support a number of projects associated with the 1916 Rising and we look forward to seeing these on our screens next year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three television projects about the Easter Rising have received €1.3 million in funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The money f(...)

Thousands of people celebrate in Dublin Castle Square as the result of the referendum is relayed on May 23rd. Voters in the Republic of Ireland were taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The glorious positives from the resounding Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum should not distract from the fact that the campaign was at tim(...)

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland chief executive Michael O’Keeffe. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Television programmes which may be considered offensive are often justified by creative and editorial considerations, the chief executive of the Broad(...)

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland chief executive Michael O’Keeffe: ‘You can be edgy without crossing the line of what’s permissible and what’s not.’

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) will update its complaints system in the first half of this year, making it “more user-friendly”, says the(...)

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(...)

Michael O’Keeffe (left), chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, pictured with BAI chairman  Bob Collins. The BAI has approved 29 television projects and 93 radio projects in the latest funding round. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Television producers are seeking funds from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision scheme at a rate that is “significantly in exc(...)

  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(...)