Aisling Franciosi (centre) of The Fall, with presenters Miriam O’Callaghan and Ryan Tubridy at the launch of RTÉ’s new season of programming. Photograph: Eric Luke

"Why do we do it? Chase power. Cling to power – when we’re all destined to lose it someday?” a former taoiseach asks in RTÉ’s forthcoming series of(...)

 Evan Davis  has been announced as Jeremy Paxman’s replacement on Newsnight. Photograph: Jude Edginton/BBC /PA Wire

Presenter Evan Davis has been announced as Jeremy Paxman’s replacement on BBC’s Newsnight.Paxman bowed out of the BBC2 news programme after 25 years i(...)

Ian McDiarmid stars as Sir Edward Grey in ‘37 Days: How the World Went to War’, a three-part factual drama in which Belfast’s Methodist College doubled as London’s Foreign Office.

Two very different milestones will rank among the programme themes at BBC Northern Ireland this year: the 20th anniversary of the 1994 IRA ceasefir(...)

Helen Shaw: “Dublin will always be a base”

Athena Media has become the first Irish production company to open an office in MediaCityUK, the Manchester hub where broadcasters BBC and ITV and fir(...)

Undated BBC handout photo of Jeremy Paxman on the set of Newsnight. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

One of the BBC’s biggest stars, dogged interviewer Jeremy Paxman, has announced he is quitting the flagship current affairs show Newsnight.The BBC sai(...)

The scene at Wake Road, Sheffield where five people, including three young children, have died in a house fire. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Five people, including three young children, have died in a house fire in Sheffield. Two women are believed to have died alongside the c(...)

Yvonne Cotton (Pauline McLynn, right) talking to Dot Cotton (June Brown), as Father Ted star McLynn is joining EastEnders to play Charlie Cotton’s mother. Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBC/PA Wire

In a move from the wilds of Craggy Island to London’s Albert Square, Irish actor Pauline McLynn is joining EastEnders to play Charlie Cotton’s (...)

During President Michael D Higgins’s visit to Britain earlier this month, RTÉ combined its resources with those of the BBC, Sky and ITV to provide live pool coverage of the speech-laden highlights. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/Fennell Photography

In the early days of the BBC, radio news bulletins only went out after 7pm. “I do not think there is much demand for an earlier bulletin,” said Joh(...)

BBC drama ‘Line of Duty’ is to return for a third series. Photograph: World Productions / Mark Bourdillon

BBC police thriller Line of Duty, which is produced in Northern Ireland, is set to be recommissioned for a third series. Written by Cardiac Arr(...)

Andy Parfitt, former controller of BBC Radio 1, who will speak at the Radiodays Europe conference in Dublin next week

How can radio managers get the best out of on-air talent? According to former BBC Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt, who will address this questi(...)