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Minister for Communications Richard Bruton: launched the Audiovisual Media Services Directive in March. File photograph: Tom Honan

A more eventful 10 years for the media could hardly be imagined than the 10 years since the Broadcasting Act 2009 was signed into law. What was preocc(...)

Communicorp chairwoman Lucy Gaffney. Denis O’Brien’s radio group has objected to ‘heavy-handed’ regulation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Media and Rupert Murdoch’s Wireless Group have made multiple objections to the “heavy-handed” manner in which broadcasting(...)

The INM board on Tuesday accepted a €145.6 million bid from Belgian media group Mediahuis

January 2006 Denis O’Brien buys into INM with the stock trading at about €2.54. He later begins publicly agitating about the media company’s financi(...)

Results from INM last Friday  reflect all-too-familiar problems in the industry, with circulation revenues declining 6.3 per cent and publishing adverting revenues falling 10.8 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

For a company surrounded by takeover speculation for some time, there was little in the share price to suggest Independent News & Media (INM) was (...)

There may be ‘challenges’ ahead: Independent News & Media titles on display in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The people who run Independent News & Media (INM) have a plan, dubbed INM@21, and so named because it runs out to 2021. In three years’ time, INM (...)

Ian Dempsey’s long-running Today FM breakfast show has added listeners. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Today FM’s Ian Dempsey and Newstalk’s Ivan Yates were among the main winners in the latest radio ratings, while Ryan Tubridy and Ray D’Arcy also added(...)

INM papers on display at the Independent News & Media AGM in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There was a moment during Mark Zuckerberg’s by turn torturous (for him) and frustrating (for everybody else) April testimony to Congress when one US p(...)

Johnny Sexton during the Leinster captain’s run, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Friday. Photograph: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Call it an information era, a media generation, the time of technology, or whatever you like, but much of our current period can still be boiled down (...)

BAI  chief executive Michael O’Keeffe suggested he had no interest in asking ministers for extra powers to apply updated ownership and control rules on existing media owners. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Who remembers March 1991? Mary Robinson was three months into her presidency, while the United States had just obliterated Saddam Hussein’s army in th(...)

Tuned in: Eoghan McDermott, Miriam O’Callaghan, Matt Cooper, Ciara Kelly, Tracy Clifford and Ivan Yates

In a year when the news was marked by fearless women challenging officialdom and mouthy men with populist appeal, two broadcasters in particular caugh(...)

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