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Peter Coonan, Robert Sheehan, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Killian Scott, members of the cast of the RTÉ drama Love/Hate. “RTÉ continues to make stand-out programmes, from high-end Irish TV drama like Love/Hate to national and international news, big sporting occasions, specialised arts, Irish-language and music programming.”

RTÉ, like all organisations during this recession, has had to adapt to a new reality. The station has downsized. It has reinvented itself to me(...)

Eamon Gilmore and Micheál Martin prepare for the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2011 general election, hosted by Vincent Browne on TV3. “Commercial broadcasters also deliver a public service.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

State dominance in television broadcasting ended in Europe and most of the western world about a decade ago. But in Ireland it clings on. How w(...)

At the heart of Ireland’s progress to a more inclusive society is Irish broadcasting. Radio and television broadcasters, like their newspaper c(...)

For anybody involved in the Irish-language movement, Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí (above) was revered and respected

Gearóid Ó Conchubhair was watching TV at home last October when news broke that Jimmy Savile had sexually abused scores of underage girls durin(...)

Kelly Gough as Eileen in Bás Arto Leary. Its writer Manchán Magan says: ‘All I wanted to do was make people aware of a poem . . . It’s now more about cocaine snorting and sex in dark lavatories’

We are all supposed to be TV literate now: au fait with story arcs, enabling protagonists and third-act denouements. If you can’t anatomise a (...)

Fiona Neary of the Rape Crisis Network: “It appears that at least two opportunities in 1991 and 1998 were presented to the gardaí to investigate allegations against this very influential and powerful figure.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There have been calls for a full review by the authorities into how a leading figure in the Irish language movement escaped prosecution over allega(...)

Pat Rabbitte: to get broadcasting report in May. photograph: alan betson

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has given “primary consideration” to a major funding review of public service broadcasting co-ordinated b(...)

Jockeys Ross O'Sullivan, Áine Ryan & Dawn Leadon-Bolger, who participated in the first series of TG4’s Jockey Eile

Like their counterparts in film, television executives are not stupid: for their annual spring marketplace, they descend on warm and sunny Cann(...)

Takes of a travel addict
  • Travel
  • March 23, 2013, 06:00

It’s been over a decade since I spent three months in China, travelling from the diamond sky-lined eastern cities to the furthest reaches of th(...)

Chris O'Dowd and David Rawle in Moone Boy. Photograph: Pat Redmond

Comedy, says Billy McGrath, is like music. “There’s often a zeitgeist, people latch onto it, and then it burns out.” The laughs start to come f(...)

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