Ireland, one of the few remaining countries without postcodes, is to get them next year. But the unusual format chosen for them, in a long-running (...)

Glen Killane, MD RTE Television. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been some good news for RTÉ lately. Semi-State oversight body NewERA reported back to the Government that the scope for further operational (...)

Actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor from “Love/Hate” and “Late Late Show” presenter Ryan Tubridy, at the announcement of RTÉ’s new schedule at Donnybrook yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

“That’s beyond my interest-level to be honest,” said Ryan Tubridy (above with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor of Love/Hate) at RTÉ One’s season launch yesterday as(...)

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 (...)

Alex White: with his appointment, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources remains in Labour hands

With the appointment of Alex White as its new Minister, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources remains in Labour hands. (...)

Serious concern has been expressed by the Data Protection Commissioner about the privacy impacts of the proposed new postcodes to be introduced in the State early next year.

Serious concern has been expressed by the Data Protection Commissioner about the privacy impacts of the proposed new postcodes to be introduced in the(...)

Eoin Colfer: “I feel I am representing my family and my county and indeed all book people in Ireland, which is not something I mean to take lightly. I intend to spend my time spreading stories to every nook and cranny in the country.”   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Novelist Eoin Colfer has been named as the third Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature. The former primary school teacher, bes(...)

The IFA report says  the Irish farmed salmon sector would “only fill a corner” of one Norwegian fjord. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Delays in issuing fish farm licences have cost an estimated €60 million in investment ove(...)

Cyber security: head of the national cyber security centre Aidan Ryan said it was necessary to “exclude entirely” from the scope of FoI “all records associated with the security of IT systems in the State in the interests of protection of such systems from cyber attacks”. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

The head of the national cyber security centre at the Department of Communications warned the State could be left open to cybe(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: said roll-out of new post code system would begin in the first quarter of next year

So, how to advertise the new postcode system? How to persuade those D-4s that it’s not so bad having a random-looking seven-digit postcode when their (...)