BAI  chief executive Michael O’Keeffe suggested he had no interest in asking ministers for extra powers to apply updated ownership and control rules on existing media owners. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Who remembers March 1991? Mary Robinson was three months into her presidency, while the United States had just obliterated Saddam Hussein’s army in th(...)

Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If Nora Twomey is pretending to have “never been into heels and dresses”, as she puts it, she’s doing a top notch job. Having already walked the Acade(...)

Oliver Callan’s entertainment company made an annual profit of €178,000 last year. (Photograph: Collins Courts)

The entertainment company owned by satirist and impersonator Oliver Callan has reported accumulated profits of more than €600,000 in accounts just fil(...)

The National Union of Journalists has called on Mr Naughten to block the proposed takeover. Photograph: Fran Veale

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has two months to decide on the acquisition of a newspaper group by Independent News and Media. The propo(...)

Eamon Dunphy: ‘I think the mob are always wrong, so it’s not hard to be a contrarian if you’re true to your own passion, your own intellect.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne Eamon Dunphy: ‘I think the mob are always wrong, so it’s not hard to be a contrarian if you’re true to your own passion, your own intellect.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The last time I’d met Eamon Dunphy was last August, when we had been booked on the same TV3 show. He and I have had our ups and downs, but have mainta(...)