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Izzy Keane and Ailbhe Keane whose company Izzy Wheels designs colourful wheelchair wheel covers, claimed the EU’s Rising Innovator Award for women entrepreneurs following the launch of Disney x Izzy, a collaboration with the near-100 year-old media empire that saw it produce covers adorned with characters from Minnie Mouse to Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Goodbye 2021, the sequel to 2020 that dared to ratchet up January doom several apocalyptic notches and then stumbled on in that spirit for months. It(...)

After 32 years, Denis O’Brien left Irish media when he sold radio group Communicorp to Bauer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some years are defined by arrivals, others by departures: 2021 in Irish media was unquestionably the latter. Thirty-two years after his initial radio (...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien has criticised Facebook for its tax practices and claims the social media giant  ‘facilitates anarchy’. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has become Facebook’s “launderette for the biggest tax avoidance scheme in the world,” businessman Denis O’Brien has claimed. The relationshi(...)

 David Cullinane. The legislation will make it a breach of a media organisation’s licence to ban a member of the NUJ based on their occupation, employer or employment status. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

No Government or private corporation should have the ability to manipulate the media and censor or silence journalists, the Dáil has been told. Sinn (...)

Bauer Media Audio president Paul Keenan: Newstalk ‘will remain a very important part of our business’.

The Irish radio advertising market can reverse its fortunes over the next five years, while subscription products offering listeners “a bit more contr(...)

Communicorp, now called Bauer Media Audio Ireland, barred on-air contributors from The Irish Times in October 2017.

The new owners of the radio group that includes national stations Newstalk and Today FM have lifted a long-standing ban on journalists from The Irish (...)

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, (...)

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