Dee Forbes, director general of RTÉ: “A properly funded RTÉ can deliver an exciting offering to the Irish public.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Played for dark laughs, there is a moment in coming-of-age comedy The Young Offenders when a dropped hammer takes a comically long time to bounce off (...)

Ireland’s ‘love affair with radio is very much alive’, but advertisers’ fondness for the medium has waned. Photograph: iStock.

Ireland’s radio industry needs to “turn everything inside out” and overhaul how it sells advertising if it wants to escape the shadow cast by tech gia(...)

RTÉ managing director of news and current affairs Jon Williams and presenter Claire Byrne leave the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

RTÉ presenter Claire Byrne told the High Court she thought a former minister of State “had gone doolally” on her radio programme. Ms Byrne said she t(...)

Speaking at the launch of voluntary codes for the advertising of certain food products, Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne said the food industry needed to ‘cop-on’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New voluntary codes of practice restricting the advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic drinks have been announced. They apply to “non-b(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook caused ‘undue offence’, the BAI’s complaints committee said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a complaint against Newstalk for George Hook’s comments about rape last September, saying the b(...)

 Minister Katherine Zappone at the March for Choice in Dublin last September.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has called on elected politicians to show courage and outline their position on repealing the Eighth Amendment(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten (centre) laughs as he is shown an interview given by his younger self, now digitised and preserved by  TG4’s news archive. Also pictured are BAI chief executive Michael O’Keeffe (left) and TG4 director-general Alan Esslemont. Photographer: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE

It presents what it calls a súil eile on the stories of the day. Now TG4 has digitised an archive of its news and current affairs output from its firs(...)

Between “Red Rock” and a hard place: Patricia Hennessy (Cathy Belton) finds herself embroiled with a powerful man with a dark secret in the TV3 drama

Red Rock, a show that has had its share of offscreen twists and turns, was back on TV3 last night for the first time since May and the first time sinc(...)

‘Minimal’ Irish on the radio: Some ‘craic’, but not much in the way of current affairs, a new report has found. Photograph: iStock

There’s not much Irish on the airwaves – not much more than a cúpla focal. That’s the conclusion of research by Dr John Walsh of NUI Galway and Dr Ros(...)

Dublin Cycling Campaign has taken issue with the Late Late Show’s ‘Bin it’ segment from Friday night

A cycling group has lodged a “serious complaint” with RTÉ over a comparison between cyclists and “farm animals” made during a segment of Friday’s Late(...)

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