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Licence renewal: Q102 holds the contract for a Dublin music service aimed at 35 to 55-year-olds.

The broadcasting regulator has proceeded to the next stage of the licensing process for the Dublin music radio contract held by the station Q102 after(...)

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(...)

JNLR data: Radio listenership figures in the Irish market are based on a face-to-face survey of about 16,500 people on a rolling 12-month period. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish radio and advertising executives will stick for now with the current method of calculating radio audiences after an alternative listener “diary”(...)

Róisín Brennan has over 20 years’ experience advising companies on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

Hibernia Reit has appointed Róisín Brennan as a non-executive director. Ms Brennan, a former chief executive of IBI Corporate Finance, has extensive (...)

A plan for a new FM service outside Dublin has been postponed until radio sector revenues improve. Photograph: iStock

The broadcasting regulator said it remains committed to “exploring” the licensing of a new FM radio service outside the Dublin area, but not until or (...)

Reality TV series Love Island, has proved an great buy for TV3 Group, with average per-episode ratings of almost 150,000 this summer up 223 per cent on its last run

Bank of Ireland has reported a pre-tax profit of € 454 million for the first half of its financial year, as the bank benefited both from its cost-cutt(...)

Rupert Murdoch controls the Wireless group through News Corporation. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The Rupert Murdoch-controlled radio company Wireless Group fell to a €9.7 million loss in its most recent set of accounts after revaluing some of the (...)

Radio in the smart home: Amazon Echo is shipping to Ireland. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

Smart speakers, much like anything to do with the smart home, spark mixed feelings. What could be better in theory than a stylish device with proper (...)

Rupert Murdoch leaves the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin last June after hosting a business lunch with Denis O’Brien, JP McManus and Dermot Desmond. Photograph: John Dardis

If the billionaire Denis O’Brien can’t turn a buck from Newstalk, could the gazillionaire Rupert Murdoch be the man to do a job with the loss-making s(...)

Rupert Murdoch, owner of Wireless, which would be a logical buyer for Newstalk. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The Rupert Murdoch-controlled radio company Wireless Group has recently explored a potential bid to buy Newstalk from Denis O’Brien. Rebekah Brooks, (...)

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