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(...)

The vaguely good news is that, as the price increases from UPC and Sky amount to a significant change in the terms of their contracts, customers can discontinue services and find alternatives at any point between now and the beginning of February without a financial penalty. Photograph: Thinkstock

UPC barely waited until the new year’s bubbles had gone flat before contacting its customers to tell them they would have to pay as much as €100 mo(...)

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(...)

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(...)