There are things the next government could do to not only preserve but promote employment in the Irish media sector. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Writing about government media policy is an exercise in the language of hypotheticals. Even when we had a Government, there wasn’t much of a policy – (...)

Noel Curran at Dublin City University: he noted that three consecutive recommendations by the BAI that RTÉ’s public funding should be increased have been ignored. Photograph: Eric Luke

RTÉ will have to cut back its services and restructure the organisation over the next few years unless the Government takes action on its funding, its(...)

Rachel Reid (played by Ann Skelly) is confronted by her father Liam (Anthony Brophy) in a forthcoming episode of ‘Red Rock’

BBC One is expected to show double episodes of Red Rock in a daily lunchtime slot this summer following its acquisition of the TV3 soap. The BBC boug(...)

Posters promoting TXFM on its launch in 2014. The alternative music station was previously known as Phantom and began life as a pirate broadcaster

TXFM, the Dublin alternative music station previously known as Phantom 105.2, is set to close down. The consortium behind the loss-making station deci(...)

The Waking the Feminists movement was sparked by the announcement late last year of the Abbey Theatre’s commemorative programme for 2016, Waking the Nation, in which only one of its 10 programmed plays was written by a woman. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Irish theatre has the opportunity to act as a trailblazer in championing gender equality and creating a model that can be used by other sectors, accor(...)

Lucinda Creighton: her Renua party has said it will ring-fence just €54 million for the broadcasting sector in annual direct funding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael’s general election manifesto may purposefully make no mention of the oft-floated household broadcasting charge – a replacement for the telev(...)

Sean O’Rourke: Audience on Radio 1 is now higher than Pat Kenny’s was in his final full year at the station. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings(...)

Generation Selfie: Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson (front left) Lynn Boylan, Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Every election in Ireland over the past decade has been forecast as the first “digital election”. None has really lived up to the billing. Back in 2(...)

The Green Party, led by former minister Eamon Ryan, has lodged a formal complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over RTÉ’s decision to exclude it from general election leaders’ debates. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Green Party has lodged a formal complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over RTÉ’s decision to exclude it from general election leade(...)

Sean Hughes, who is to return to RTÉ for a series of the comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me!. photograph: alan betson

RTÉ Radio 1 topical comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me! is returning for a six-part series as part of a total of 18 hours of new radio comedy that is be(...)