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(...)

Then minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte with Liam Duggan, business development director of Capita Ireland, announcing details of Eircode, Ireland’s new national postcode system, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Households will not have to change their address or face mandatory charges when the new postcode system is introduced next May, TDs and Senators have (...)

Oireachtas committee on communications chairman John O’Mahony: claimed pattern of dropped calls and data problems had worsened in the last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

TDs and Senators have spoken of their frustration with mobile phone coverage, with some claiming the Republic’s network is regressing instead of impro(...)

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(...)

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(...)