Mary Curtis: ‘A lot of people record their programmes now. The challenge is to monetise that. It’s difficult, because people zip through the ads.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

UTV Ireland is based in Macken House in Dublin, just behind the O2. The big windows on the ground floor are closed off with paper. The reception ar(...)

Fee plans to be considered by new Minister for Communications Alex White over the summer months. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government’s proposed household broadcasting charge, a replacement for the television licence fee, is unlikely to be introduced next January as (...)

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(...)

 Sean Fitzpatrick: will be played by Morgan Jones in The Guarantee.  Photograph: Eric Luke

“It is a gripping drama of classical proportions, in which the tragic hero is Ireland,” says the press release for a film scheduled to begin productio(...)

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(...)

Shaun Doherty, managing director of Highland Radio

Highland Radio’s licence for the north Donegal region has been renewed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The lengthy process included a (...)

 Richard Bruton: the  Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation published the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 on March 31st

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill 2014 (Bill) was published by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on March 31st. The Bill mak(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received  four  complaints from viewers over the broadcasting of an apology by presenter Brendan O’Connor arising out of an interview with drag queen artist Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss.

The broadcasting watchdog has upheld RTÉ’s right to apologise to the Iona Institute and John Waters over an allegation of homophobia which surfaced on(...)

The BAI’s compliance committee acted on foot of a complaint from listener Barbara Smith, who said RTÉ radio presenter George Lee had simply “laughed off” remarks by Paul Costelloe (above) which she described as “repugnant to women, and dangerous”.

A suggestion by the fashion designer Paul Costelloe that young Irish men in London are “damaging a lot of young English virgins … and more power to th(...)

Peter Feeney will replace retiring Press Ombudsman John Horgan in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Peter Feeney has been appointed the new Press Ombudsman and will replace Prof John Horgan when he retires in September.Mr Feeney has been a member of (...)