In the woods: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as detectives Rob and Cassie in the BBC / RTÉ / Starz series Dublin Murders. Image: Euston Films.

After a summer schedule of sport, repeats and the very popular Love Island, Irish broadcasters will embark on a fresh hunt for viewers again this autu(...)

Presenter Ryan Tubridy on the set of The Late Late Toy Show 2018 with some of its young stars.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It costs €10 million a year just to collect, while the Government automatically stumps up some €55 million every year to pay for “free” licences for t(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has been talking up the Government’s decision to put the collection of the television licence fee out to tender

Sometimes what isn’t happening tells a much clearer story than what is. And in the case of the Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2019 there are many revea(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton said: ‘People should not be able to exempt themselves from the proposed charge by arguing they do not consume any RTÉ or TG4 services.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government has “work to do” before it can say who will be eligible to pay a mooted replacement for the television licence fee and how it will be e(...)

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(...)

Licence renewal: Spirit Radio has been on air since 2010 and its current licence expires at the end of 2020.

The broadcasting regulator will fast-track the renewal of Spirit Radio’s licence after no other applications for a Christian radio service were receiv(...)

The Radio Kerry offer was significantly less than the €7.2 million it had offered  in a  deal which collapsed in 2008.

The proposed sale of Clare FM and a controlling 70 per cent stake in Tipp FM to Radio Kerry has collapsed. In a statement, chairman of Clare FM, Maur(...)

Ireland must transpose the EU’s revised audio-visual media services directive into law by September 2020.

Should the State do what some EU members are already doing and introduce levies on subscription video-on-demand companies to boost funding for Irish-p(...)

James Hickey, who will step down as chief executive of Screen Ireland at the end of July. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Government should consider levying audio-visual services that are not based in the State but target audiences here, to generate funding for Irish (...)

Pat Kiely, managing director of Virgin Media TV, believes RTÉ should look to achieve efficiencies rather than seeking additional income from the licence fee. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The head of Virgin Media Television has said the Government should conduct a full review of RTÉ’s financing and operating structures before agreeing t(...)

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