Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp is the parent company of Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM and Spin, from which all ‘Irish Times’ journalists have been banned under an edict. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio stations’ blanket ban on Irish Times journalists is to be discussed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland when it(...)

Dr Ciara Kelly’s appointment means that Newstalk’s weekday roster is no longer exclusively male, an imbalance which has been the subject of criticism in the weeks since the controversy erupted over Hook’s comments.

Newstalk has announced that Ciara Kelly will permanently take George Hook’s place in its weekday lunchtime slot. Dr Kelly will present her new show, ‘(...)

The Denis O’Brien-controlled company Communicorp operates the nationwide stations Newstalk and Today FM, along with a number of regional stations. Photograph: David Sleator

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to seek clarification from Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group following its decision to ban Irish (...)

NUJ general secretary for Ireland Seamus Dooley said there was a  serious problem with media ownership in Ireland.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has described the decision by Communicorp to ban Irish Times journalists from its radio programmes, as “bizarr(...)

'Any visitor to this country could be forgiven for thinking they were listening to satire.'

George Hook is always at his most unintentionally hilarious when speaking from his loftiest soapbox. Last month, following the Broadcasting Authority (...)

Newstalk: George Hook has been working at a station where the line between news and opinion has blurred

Last week Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three masked men outside her home in Bangalore. She was a newspaper editor and a critic of right-wing extremi(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

What I have to say is of no consequence. The organisation against which it is aimed will be no more conscious of it than a speeding car is of a fly ma(...)

Leadpic PRime Time

It’s half past six on Tuesday evening and, with three hours to transmission time, the Prime Time production team are finalising their first programme (...)

Legal drama ‘Striking Out’ starring Amy Huberman (centre), made for RTÉ by Blinder Films, was shown earlier this year. It will return for a second series.

RTÉ received 884 pitches for television programmes from independent production companies last year and commissioned 130 of them, or about one in seven(...)

Still value in FM? Some 13 interested parties have answered the broadcasting regulator’s call for submissions on new radio services. Photograph: iStock.

A total of 17 submissions have been made to the broadcast regulator following its call for expressions of interest in possible new radio licences. Th(...)