Adrian Lynch

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RTÉ’s The Late Late Toy Show, presented by Ryan Tubridy, was watched by 1.7 million people.

Television viewing increased to an average of two hours and 58 minutes a day last year, up 2 per cent despite competition from streaming services as t(...)

No matter how ‘Irish’ a drama,  representations of Ireland and the Irish can be as much about meeting expectations as subverting them.

To reduce nausea caused by Wild Mountain Thyme, the prescription is money, more of it, and not just to pay for national therapy. Money is needed to p(...)

Séamus Dooley, the NUJ’s Irish secretary, attending the Oireachtas media committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has offered “precious little clarity” on how it will tackle the financial situation at RTÉ and made “no real recognition” of the “tsuna(...)

The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

‘Late Late Toy Show’ host Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Andres Poveda

More than 1.5 million people watched the Late Late Toy Show over the weekend, making it the most watched programme of the year. The show, hosted by (...)

Adrian Lynch, director of audience, channels and marketing; Dee Forbes, director-general; and Jim Jennings, director of content. Photograph: Andres Poveda

The results may not be apparent to the audience just yet, but off-camera there’s a new line-up at RTÉ. Alongside some comings-and-goings on the exec(...)

Lisa McGee, creator and writer of Channel 4 hit ‘Derry Girls’ was recognised as a rising star at a television industry dinner at the Irish embassy in London.

Irish television talent and executives attended a special industry dinner in the Irish embassy in London last night at which Derry Girls creator Lisa (...)

Mollie King and her dance partner AJ Pritchard take part in a dress rehearsal before the live show of the BBC1 dance contest ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Photograph: Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA Wire

It’s October, the days are shortening and the television people are getting serious about entertainment again: Strictly Come Dancing has waltzed back (...)

Job losses at RTÉ’s Montrose campus: Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes has briefed staff on the “painful choices” that lie ahead for the broadcaster as it seeks to reduce employee numbers b(...)

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