One aspect of the EU directive that Minister for Media Catherine Martin feels is slightly less urgent is a content levy requiring international video-on-demand services to make a contribution to the funding of national content. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In considering the future Media Commission, it is important not to confuse it with the Future of Media Commission, which is an entirely different body(...)

Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin: ‘Delighted’ to become deputy MD of Virgin Media Television.

Virgin Media has appointed Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin as deputy managing director of Virgin Media Television, a newly created role at the broadcaster. M(...)

Artist and podcaster Blindboy: Public funding is needed to give creative people the chance to succeed.

Public media funding must be protected to give creative people the space to fail, satirist and podcaster Blindboy Boatclub told the Future of Media Co(...)

Johnny Ronan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Developer Johnny Ronan has told the Business Post that he is pursuing a return to the London property market. He expects to have his first project in (...)

As a collection agent for the TV licence fee, An Post has failed, says European Broadcasting Union director-general Noel Curran. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

The questions being posed to and by the Future of Media Commission are at risk of becoming infinite in scope, but they can still be boiled down to how(...)

The submission was made on behalf of The Irish Times and other news titles owned by the group: the Irish Examiner, the Echo, Roscommon Herald, Western People, Waterford News & Star, the Nationalist, Kildare Nationalist and Laois Nationalist. Photograph: David Sleator

The Irish Times Group has called for the introduction of State financial supports for journalism, news publishers’ technology investments and the home(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith:  ‘The Government is satisfied with the range of expertise on the commission.’  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The chairman of the Future of Media Commission, Brian MacCraith, has promised to hold “extensive engagement with stakeholder groups” before making its(...)

Minister for Media Catherine Martin: Her department found another €2m for the Sound & Vision fund in the July stimulus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish media policy is an unloved game where nobody in charge really wants the ball, and whenever they do end up in possession, they dabble in a few ke(...)

Catherine Martin is still Minister for Media but, in her full title, the media bit has been moved to the back. Photograph: Alan Betson

Catherine Martin has a new title. Until very recently, the Green Party deputy leader was Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Ga(...)