Lad humour: Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore

You know the summer holidays are over when you’re suddenly accosted by excitable children overcompensating for their anxiety about starting back at sc(...)

Country music star Lisa McHugh with Irish music legends Foster and Allen at the launch of the Irish TV autumn schedule in Dublin. Photograph: Andres Poveda

“Is this going to be wall-to-wall Killinaskully?” That’s what a friend asked Irish TV chief executive Pierce O’Reilly about his autumn schedule. Rathe(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge in RTÉ’s  ‘Love/Hate’

The nights, like the football transfer window, are closing in fast, signalling that it’s time to give up on life and get a Netflix subscription. Alter(...)

UTV Ireland commercial director Daragh Byrne (left), head of channel Mary Curtis and managing director of UTV Television Michael Wilson watch as ‘Mr Selfridge’ star Jeremy Piven delivers the message that UTV Ireland is now open for business, at an event held in Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Apple may be tied to Ireland via its complicated tax arrangements and a workforce of 4,000 in Cork, but there is one thing it doesn’t do here: adve(...)

Pat Kenny with Alison Comyn at UTV Ireland’s photocall in Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Kingspan and UTV Media are both due to report interim results tomorrow. Building materials company Kingspan is expected to post first half revenue of (...)

TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely: said the advertising sector is “clamouring for more collaboration across platforms”. Photograph: Peter Thursfield 98/6/304

Increased collaboration between TV3 and Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp is part of the TV station’s plans for combating the increased competition that (...)

Rabble roused: callers make Dublin sound like a cross between Trainspotting and Hogarth’s Gin Lane. Photograph: Culture Club/Getty

Iraq is torn apart by a bloody Islamist insurgency, Gaza is again ravaged by Israeli air strikes, the revolt in eastern Ukraine rumbles on, and the(...)

 Pat Kenny at the Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square for the announcement that he will host a new television show on UTV Ireland.   Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Pat Kenny will host a new television show on UTV Ireland, the station due to launch on January 5th. Mr Kenny said “the timing was absolutely perfect f(...)

Pat Kenny: RTÉ rejected a Newstalk ad telling audiences to “move the dial” to Newstalk where he now presents a radio show on weekdays. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Newstalk, the radio station owned by Denis O’Brien, has complained to the European Commission that RTÉ’s use of licence fee funds is in breach of E(...)

Keelin Shanley: holding the fort on ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’

Even in a year like this one, which we can imagine will have to be spread across five episodes of Reeling in the Years, things still slow down in s(...)