‘Red Rock’ matriarchs: Actors Denise McCormack (left) and Cathy Belton  on the set of the TV3 soap, which has received a further €700,000 in BAI funding.

TV3’s soap opera Red Rock has been awarded public funding of €700,000 as part of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s latest round of grants under (...)

 Aran Islander photographed in 1955. Photograph: George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images

Purist Irish-language practitioners who frown on phrases such as “mo bhicycle” and “mo mhobile fón” are a “pain in the neck”, according to a Californi(...)

Fishermen at the pier on Inishbofin Co Donegal. Photograph: Loïc Jourdain 3:13

“I’m not going to sell out my children’s rights, though I could do with the money - small enough as it is. At least I can sleep at night...” When Done(...)

Senator Paschal Mooney said An Post was “inherently inefficient” in collecting the licence fee.

Fine Gael Senator Michael Mullins has called for a Seanad debate on the funding of public service broadcasting. He said figures showed that 87 per cen(...)

Gráinne McElwain: the TG4 woman gives it her best, year in, year out, her efforts bordering on the heroic, but she rarely gets anywhere. Photograph: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE

Gráinne McElwain has her work cut out every September. First she has to try to get Cork manager Éamonn Ryan to concede that he’s half decent at his jo(...)

“All this – and RTÉ says there are 93 new action-points in the Meáin Ghaeilge RTÉ, Action Plan 2015-2019 plan – does rather give the impression that every week will be Seachtain na Gaeilge out at Montrose.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Reading that RTÉ’s 2fm is to offer bilingual English-Irish news bulletins reminded me of those cooking-for-toddler days. There are entire books devote(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White said it remained his intention to bring forward legislation to address the high level of television licence fee evasion - a thorny issue for RTÉ. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

RTÉ “is not yet out of the woods” financially despite breaking even last year, its director-general Noel Curran has said. According to its annual rep(...)

 Kim Flood (left) in action for Dublin. Flood is a big admirer of Armagh, especially their star midfielder Caroline O’Hanlon. Photograph: Inpho

Such has been Cork’s merciless stranglehold on the All-Ireland football title since 2005, only Dublin’s triumph in 2010 interrupting their reign, you’(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath: “Every team wants to be like Kilkenny.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Derek McGrath and the Waterford County Board have already discussed a long-term plan for his management team to remain in place after 2016. McGrath, (...)

 Leo Cullen: preparing Leinster to play Edinburgh on September 4th. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Leinster, who look certain to keep Leo Cullen as head coach this season but will recruit a backs coach before November, open their Guinness Pro12 camp(...)