Richard Burke: The case taken by him over RTÉ’s Mission to Prey will go down as a minor postscript to what was, more generally, a major embarrassment of a programme. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A former archbishop has settled his action against RTÉ and, significantly, no damages have been paid by the broadcaster. The case taken by Richard Bur(...)

Plans by RTÉ to revamp the Angelus to make it accessible to “people of all faiths and none” have been described as discriminatory because it would re(...)

At DCU for the Digital News Consumption Conference were: Dr David Levy , director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Michael O’Keeffe, chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Dr Jane Suiter, director of DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism and John Mulholland, editor of the ‘Observer’. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell was “chancing his arm” when he said new regulations on media holdings should allow existing arrangements to be challe(...)

Pat Kenny at the launch of UTV Ireland . Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

UTV Media, the Belfast based, Dublin-listed company, has warned that its six-month old bespoke Irish television venture will make bigger losses than e(...)

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(...)

Power in the Blood: The Story of the Irish Thoroughbred: Ella McSweeney’s documentary is a good example of the type of production proposal RTÉ is seeking

Science Foundation Ireland, the statutory body that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths, has given RTÉ grant funding of €500,000 over (...)

TV3’s studios. It is unlikely that INM, will try to buy the for-sale station.

“No action is recommended.” In its review of the 14 submissions to the consultation on its draft media mergers guidelines, now finalised and published(...)

New media mergers guidelines have described  a holding or voting strength of over 20 per cent as  constituting a significant interest in a media company.

New guidelines will give the Minister for Communications power to decide if a proposed media merger is in the public interest in terms of diversity an(...)

The guidelines will apply across print, broadcast and online and will set out thresholds that specify how many shares or holdings are needed to be able to influence the “direction or policy . . . with regard to news, current affairs or cultural content”. Photograph: Getty Images

New media mergers guidelines which say it is “undesirable” for one person or business to hold excessive influence in the industry are set to be passed(...)

Denis O’Brien: shadow of billionaire privacy campaigner O’Brien looms large over all conversations about media mergers in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In the frenetic, fast-evolving world of media, nothing appears to move more slowly than the laws and regulations that govern it. Minister for Communi(...)