Minster for Communications Alex White: ‘No guidelines or ministerial orders can extend what’s in the legislation passed by the Oireachtas.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Communications Alex White has rejected suggestions that his new media mergers guidelines are “too late” and said expectations that exi(...)

Paddy Mullins was head of one of the most famous National Hunt families in this country.

For those who can’t wait for the feast of National Hunt racing to begin on St Stephen’s day, Setanta will air Paddy Mullins – The Great Stayer on C(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s compliance committee said it was not an “absolute requirement” that programme makers balance a show by including speakers representing each side of a debate. Photograph: Getty

A complaint that a discussion on RTÉ Radio 1’s Marian Finucane Show was biased in favour of same-sex marriage has been rejected by the Broadcasting Au(...)

The belated publication by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White of a framework for the regulation of media mergers and(...)

 Aodhan Ó Ríordáin said: “I  would have fears as to the ability of broadcasters to be able to allow people to have their opinions and to speak them quite openly and honestly.”

Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the BAI’s decision in two recent cases, in which it ruled against t(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has been urged to issue a statement clarifying how stations are to approach discussions on wide-ranging issues including same-sex marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Irish secretary Séamus Dooley has called on the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to clarify the issues surr(...)

Marriage Equality: The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically ‘balance’ a discussion with an opposing view. Photograph: Getty

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said that it has not issued any direction requiring that broadcasters must automatically “balance” a d(...)

The National Union of Journalists and others have raised concerns about the levels of media ownership of billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New Government guidelines on media mergers say it is “undesirable” for one person or business to hold excessive influence and introduce a “public v(...)

The RTÉ drama stars Aidan Gillen as Charlie Haughey. He is one of a number of present or former members of the ‘Love/Hate’ cast in the drama. 2:11

RTÉ has unveiled details of its three-part drama about the former Taoiseach Charles Haughey which will be broadcast in the New Year. Charlie fe(...)

 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(...)