Newstalk presenter George Hook. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

What I have to say is of no consequence. The organisation against which it is aimed will be no more conscious of it than a speeding car is of a fly ma(...)

Pat Kiely: “If this market doesn’t encourage and promote competition, and if the Government feels that supporting a dominant player is the way broadcasting flaws in Ireland will be sorted, then we have a problem.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Pat Kiely, TV3 Group’s managing director, has a printout of an RTÉ press release beside him. “It really wound me up,” he admits. “We read recently th(...)

Pat Kenny’s Newstalk show is 30 minutes longer than it used to be - which should help him add listeners in the JNLR radio ratings. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Media is a very straightforward business, a now retired broadcasting executive once told me: it is about building an audience, as big an audience as p(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten joins news presenter Colette Fitzpatrick at the official opening of TV3’s upgraded Studio One in Ballymount. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

TV3 will reintroduce weekend news bulletins from next month as part of a revamp of its news service, 3News Ireland. The move was confirmed as Ministe(...)

Newstalk Drive: if the intensity of Sarah McInerney’s irritation is surprising, it’s also entertaining – a fact not lost on her cohost, Chris Donoghue, who gleefully goads her

Don’t make Sarah McInerney angry. You wouldn’t like her when she’s angry. The copresenter of Newstalk Drive (weekdays) has many admirable assets as an(...)

Ivan Yates left Newstalk last summer after seven years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ivan Yates is returning to Newstalk in a new two-hour show on Sunday from April. His slot from 11am to 1pm will be in direct competition with the seco(...)

Ryan Tubridy: says he belongs to “a generation in transition” who are trying to get their heads around unfamiliar notions such as gender fluidity. Photograph: Kinlan Photography

Just when you thought you were safe from ever again encountering Winston Churchill’s well-burnished chestnut about the dreary steeples of Fermanagh an(...)

TV3 Group lost ‘Coronation Street’ when UTV Ireland launched. But following Virgin Media’s acquisition of UTV Ireland during 2016, the soap has returned to the TV3 schedule

Coronation Street became the most watched programme on TV3 in all of 2016 after the soap was moved back to the channel from UTV Ireland in December. (...)

Newstalk presenters: seated from left, Alan Quinlan, Colette Fitzpatrick , Sarah McInerney and Paul Williams; standing from left, Vincent Wall, Seán Moncrieff, George Hook, Shane Coleman, Pat Kenny and Chris Donoghue. Photograph: Maxwell’s

It was the year of the disrupters, those self-styled outsiders whose plain speaking and angry rhetoric was aimed at overthrowing an out-of-touch estab(...)

 Newstalk  hosts: Shane Coleman, Colette Fitzpatrick, Paul Williams and  Alan Quinlan. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

In an episode of The Simpsons from the mid-1990s, a right-wing shock-jock called Birch Barlow berated the corrupt incumbent, Mayor Quimby, at a public(...)