The initial clash between Pat Rabbitte and Richard Bruton took place against the backdrop of the battle in the boardroom of INM, which saw Denis O’Brien triumph over the O’Reilly family. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While the new guidelines on media mergers do not mention any person or individual companies by name, the shadow of Denis O’Brien looms large.The new m(...)

Presenter Alison Comyn pictured at the launch of UTV Ireland programmes  earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

UTV Ireland has confirmed that it will be available on all the main television platforms in the Republic when it launches on January 1st.It will be c(...)

Edward Snowden, whose latest document releases were published by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung 0:38

The Government has been accused of cowardice for “putting its head down” and declining to comment on the news that Irish telecommunications cables hav(...)

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham

New documents released this week via the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden outline how Irish subsea telecommunications cables have(...)

 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 (...)