Brian Purcell, who asked to be moved from the position of secretary general in the Department of Justice in July 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

None of the applicants for the vacant role of secretary general of the Department of Justice qualified for a second interview, it has emerged. Ther(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A number of data protection issues are still outstanding in relation to the new postcode system Eircode, the Data Protection Commissioner confirmed. (...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: signalled legislation on database access. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Communications is seeking consultants to review the television licence database and system currently operated on its behalf by An Po(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Conradh na Gaeilge said the Eircode problem was acknowledged by Mr White’s department earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

As many as 50,000 place-names in the Irish language will not have an Eircode when the new postal and location code system is launched on Monday, a (...)

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(...)

Kilkenny’s Aoife Neary is tackled by Cork’s Aoife Murray and Gemma O’Connor in 2014’s All-Ireland senior camogie final. The Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association both want their finals to be designated on the free-to-air list. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Big sporting drama is set to unfold this summer, not at the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park, but in the in-trays of the Department of Communications.Its r(...)

Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tensions between the Government and RTÉ could delay a plan to facilitate the collection of €25 million a year lost through television licence fee eva(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: submissions received from media organisations on media mergers guidelines “very mixed in their perspectives”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government’s guidelines on media mergers are set to be finalised and then published in the next few weeks, says Minister for Communications Alex W(...)

RTÉ chairwoman Moya Doherty: told Oireachtas committee hearing the broadcaster needed “much more certainty” about its future. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media market remains highly competitive, with no room for complacency, RTÉ employees were advised yesterday at briefings given by director-general(...)

Does anyone believe Ireland rugby internationals don’t contain a special general resonance for the people of Ireland?

To paraphrase Casablanca’s Captain Renault, I’m shocked, shocked, to find politicians and sporting organisations choosing money over principle. Whatev(...)