Exterior of the Communicorp building, at Grand Canal Quay in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to seek further clarification from Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group on the ban which the group h(...)

Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp is the parent company of Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM and Spin, from which all ‘Irish Times’ journalists have been banned under an edict. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio stations’ blanket ban on Irish Times journalists is to be discussed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland when it(...)

Dr Ciara Kelly’s appointment means that Newstalk’s weekday roster is no longer exclusively male, an imbalance which has been the subject of criticism in the weeks since the controversy erupted over Hook’s comments.

Newstalk has announced that Ciara Kelly will permanently take George Hook’s place in its weekday lunchtime slot. Dr Kelly will present her new show, ‘(...)

INM’s new interim CEO Michael Doorly (left) with chairman Leslie Buckley at the media group’s AGM  in August. Then CEO Robert Pitt did not sit beside the chairman. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The higher echelons of Independent News & Media (INM) are no stranger to stormy weather, and it would take a brave person to conclude that the los(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: splurged €1.2 billion in new spending and tax cuts in the budget, split on roughly a 2:1 basis in favour of spending. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The various tax increases announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in Tuesday’s budget provided some social media users with the usual ammun(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe in an RTÉ studio. He faced tricky question from listeners of Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

On Wednesday, as Sean O’Rourke finishes his Q&A session with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, he sums up proceedings with succinct if brutal (...)

Stepping out: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe leaving RTÉ Radio Centre after his appearance on Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

At least Leo got a break on Wednesday: a nice few hours of downtime in the Dáil doing the bread and butter stuff such as answering questions and needl(...)

By including Today FM, which has nothing at all to do with the original issue, in its fatwa, Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp has declared the separation, and editorial independence, of Newstalk and Today FM a fiction. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There are two excellent reasons to stay silent on the fatwa pronounced by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp group against Irish Times journalists appearing (...)

The Denis O’Brien-controlled company Communicorp operates the nationwide stations Newstalk and Today FM, along with a number of regional stations. Photograph: David Sleator

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to seek clarification from Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group following its decision to ban Irish (...)

NUJ general secretary for Ireland Seamus Dooley said there was a  serious problem with media ownership in Ireland.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has described the decision by Communicorp to ban Irish Times journalists from its radio programmes, as “bizarr(...)