Ian Bailey: ‘Hoping and praying that the truth will come out.’ Photograph: Collins

English journalist Ian Bailey has once again denied any involvement in French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s death and speculated that the (...)

Mary Lou McDonald in Belfast recently. Photograph: Sinn Fein/PA Wire

The politics of condemnation came in from the cold for Sinn Féin this week. Or did it? Decades after adopting this clever phrase as cover for its un(...)

Virgin Media Television head of news and sport Mick McCaffrey: ‘In normal times, you would never consider putting news up against RTÉ’s Six-One.’ Photograph: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

The news at Virgin Media Television is that there is now more news than ever – and it’s not all down to the Dr Tony Holohan show. The broadcaster’s n(...)

The last televised head-to-head debate between a taoiseach and the leader of the opposition was between Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny in 2007, with RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan chairing. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“Any top tips for the election?” I ask a colleague. “Take the month off,” he says, which is obviously the best advice I’ve ever received first thing o(...)

Paul Williams:  will present his final breakfast show on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Paul Williams is leaving Newstalk’s breakfast show after two years and will present his final programme on Friday. Williams, best known for being a c(...)

Claire Brock will present the new 8pm news bulletin on Virgin Media One (TV3). Photograph: Brian McEvoy

News and current affairs will be boosted and there will be a Reeling in the Years-style look back at Ireland’s recent past in the first autumn season (...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

What I have to say is of no consequence. The organisation against which it is aimed will be no more conscious of it than a speeding car is of a fly ma(...)

Pat Kiely: “If this market doesn’t encourage and promote competition, and if the Government feels that supporting a dominant player is the way broadcasting flaws in Ireland will be sorted, then we have a problem.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Pat Kiely, TV3 Group’s managing director, has a printout of an RTÉ press release beside him. “It really wound me up,” he admits. “We read recently th(...)

Pat Kenny’s Newstalk show is 30 minutes longer than it used to be - which should help him add listeners in the JNLR radio ratings. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Media is a very straightforward business, a now retired broadcasting executive once told me: it is about building an audience, as big an audience as p(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten joins news presenter Colette Fitzpatrick at the official opening of TV3’s upgraded Studio One in Ballymount. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

TV3 will reintroduce weekend news bulletins from next month as part of a revamp of its news service, 3News Ireland. The move was confirmed as Ministe(...)

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