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In the UK, Bauer has launched subscription products for some of its music stations. Photograph: iStock.

Thirty-two years after the late dawn of licensed commercial radio in the Republic, a new era for the sector is pencilled to start at the end of May wh(...)

Bauer Media Audio has agreed to buy Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Group for over €100m. File photograph: Collins

The sale of Communicorp, the radio group controlled by Denis O’Brien, to UK-based Bauer Media Audio for a sum understood to be more than €100 million,(...)

Elaine Geraghty, CEO, Ardmore and Troy Studios: ‘I’ve never really been in places where it has been a smooth ride.’ Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The sound stages at Ardmore Studios are about to be transformed for a second time into Alfea, the “Otherworld” boarding school of teen-led Netflix fan(...)

Denis O’Brien experienced a rise in his net worth, according to Forbes.

It has been a good year for Irish billionaires with a new ranking showing that most of them saw a rise in their fortunes. Forbes’ Billionaires List, (...)

This country’s weak regulations on media monopolies were exposed when Denis O’Brien added control of Ireland’s biggest newspaper company to his ownership of Ireland’s largest private radio company. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Not surprisingly, most of the reaction to the recent sale of the Communicorp radio group to the German-based Bauer Media Audio has focused on the fact(...)

Denis O’Brien: there is little denying that his arduous voyage into the stormy seas of media led him nowhere.

For the first time in 32 years, Denis O’Brien is no longer an Irish media mogul. Two years after selling out of newspaper publisher Independent News &(...)

‘You’re very good at just filling the time with platitudes,’ Pat Kenny fumes at a Minister. Photograph: Frank Miller

Every man has his breaking point, as Morgan Freeman observed in The Shawshank Redemption, and on Wednesday Pat Kenny reaches his. And, no, it ha(...)

The sale to Bauer Media Audio comes 32 years after Denis O’Brien  first invested in what was then known as Classic Hits 98FM.

Businessman Denis O’Brien sold his radio company Communicorp because he couldn’t “put his hand on his heart” and say teenagers would continue to liste(...)

Denis O’Brien, third from left, with former taoiseach Enda Kenny at the ringing of the bell at the NYSE on March 19th, 2012. Photograph: Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext/PA Wire

The sale of Communicorp for more than €100 million marks the exit of telecoms tycoon Denis O’Brien from the Irish media market after a decades-long pr(...)

Denis O’Brien speaks at a 2010 conference on Confidence in the Media. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1989 O’Brien forms Communicorp and wins licence for Dublin radio station 98FM. He would go on to replicate the pared-down, music hits formula used by(...)

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