The BAI has announced its guidelines for the forthcoming referenda, including a recommendation that campaigning presenters should not be on air in the run-up to the vote. File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Broadcasters who actively campaign in the forthcoming referenda should not be on air during that time period, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (B(...)

Colm Rapple worked for the Irish Press and Independent Newspapers throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Colm Rapple, the economist and financial journalist, has died following a short illness. Mr Rapple worked for the Irish Press and Independent Newspape(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Shaikh Hussein Halawa, the imam of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland after Mass in the Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: John McElroy.

The need to build “a culture of dialogue and respect’’ was stressed by Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin at a Mass in the Pro-Cathedral in solid(...)

Stéphane Charbonnier, the editor of ‘Charlie Hebdo’, is remembered by marchers as they make their way along Boulevard Voltaire in  Paris yesterday. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 1:37

The human tide inched through the boulevards of Paris yesterday, filling every interstice, every square foot of pavement. It was a flow so dens(...)

French oresident Francois Hollande  stands for a minute of silence at Paris Prefecture in Paris. Photograph: Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool/Reuters

Thousands across the world observed a minute of silence at midday to honour those killed in yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Paris office of satiri(...)

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland chief executive Michael O’Keeffe: ‘You can be edgy without crossing the line of what’s permissible and what’s not.’

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) will update its complaints system in the first half of this year, making it “more user-friendly”, says the(...)

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(...)

Independent House on Talbot Street, Dublin. Some journalists at three INM titles feel overworked and complain of bullying.

A survey by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) of three newspaper titles in the country’s biggest media group Independent News & Media has co(...)

The belated publication by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White of a framework for the regulation of media mergers and(...)

The NUJ has said Minister for Communications Alex White’s final guidelines on media ownership will be ‘too late to alter media landscape in Ireland’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The National Union of Journalists has said final guidelines on media ownership to be drawn up by the Government will be “too late to alter the media (...)