Alex White: The Department of Communications said the matter would be considered by the Minister  in the context of funding of public service broadcasting.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has played down reports it had scrapped the proposed broadcasting charge, which was to replace the television licence charge from next(...)

A complaint about a Newstalk radio presenter stating his support for same-sex marriage has been upheld in part by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

A complaint about a Newstalk radio presenter stating his support for same-sex marriage has been upheld in part by the Broadcasting Authority of Ire(...)

A total of 143,000 listeners have “moved the dial” to Pat Kenny’s show on Newstalk while Seán O’Rourke, who replaced him on RTÉ Radio 1 now has 295,000 listeners, down from an audience of 334,000 recorded a year earlier.

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the latest snapshot of the radio market shows, while Newstalk continues to make gains and(...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Communications will mark Halloween by taking charge of the new dual-notification system for media mergers, as government responsibil(...)

Dara Calleary: the legislation is “being stretched to include matters linked to media mergers”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil has described as “very odd and slightly suspicious” the inclusion of media merger-related issues in legislation to deal with patents.“I a(...)

‘Feirm’ presenter Jamie Costin (right), an Olympic athlete turned farmer, with Teagasc expert David Kenny from an episode of the six-part TG4 series.

TG4 is dipping its wellies into agricultural science from next week as a new six-part series called Feirm gets under way with a look at the dairy busi(...)

Kasandra O’Connell, head of the IFI Irish Film Archive: “We will go through every single can [of film containing advertisements made for Irish screens from the 1960s to the 1980s] and make an assessment.”

More than 2,000 damp and mould-infested advertisements made for Irish screens from the 1960s to the 1980s are set to be restored following the Irish F(...)

Alex White: finds it hard to describe journalism as ‘content’.

When Minister for Communications Alex White forecast that the debate on future media policy will be “fractious at times”, he might have been hoping no(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White, who has been asked to set up a commission on the future of the Irish media sector. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Union of Journalists has called on Minister for Communications Alex White to establish a commission on the future of the media in Ireland(...)

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(...)