Dublin-based “super-pirates” Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio were dominant presences in the local radio market in the 1980s. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

On this day 30 years ago, Ireland’s pirate radio stations bestowed an abrupt if reluctant silence on a grieving listenership nationwide. It was eithe(...)

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(...)

Kieran Mulvey  was most recently in the news when he mediated talks between Ryanair and a group of striking pilots. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Industrial relations troubleshooter Kieran Mulvey is set to join the board of Independent News & Media (INM) as a non-executive director. The tro(...)