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Since Eir was taken over by French group Illiad it has become clear that it does not see television as a core focus. Photograph: Maxwells

Eir Sport was launched to the world three years ago this week, picking up where Setanta left off. It’s likely to be a muted celebration following BT(...)

Glen Killane will report to director of sport Stefan Kürten and  lead the EBU’s new sport strategy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former RTÉ and Eir executive Glen Killane has been named deputy director of sport at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The Irish television exec(...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

Brent Pope, Tom McGurk and George Hook at the launch of RTÉ Sport’s comprehensive live coverage of 2008 RBS 6 Nations. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Once upon a time the sports journalist was an authority figure. Especially when they came brandishing RTÉ paraphernalia. Today marks the end of an er(...)

The PGA Championship is to be hosted this week at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow will be aired live on eir Sport this week, the Irish subscription broadcaster announced on Tuesday. It is th(...)

Virgin Media Ireland’s ‘Elvis’ preaches the merits of flexible contracts in a Las Vegas wedding chapel in an image from its new advertising campaign. Photograph: David Sexton

Virgin Media Ireland will woo students and other contract-averse customers with a new slimline television service called Freedom TV that requires only(...)

Creative Ireland: The film ‘Sing Street’, one of the productions supported by the Irish Film Board, has won international acclaim.

The financing of the Government’s Creative Ireland strategy, a five-year plan to put “creativity at the centre of public policy” is reaching “squeaky (...)

Dave McIntyre, eir Sport commentator, Brian Quinn, marketing and operations director, and Ger Gilroy,  eir Sport presenter at the announcement of the company’s five year deal to broadcast live club football and hurling championship games. Photograph: Inpho

Thursday’s announcement that Eir Sport had acquired rights to club matches for the next five years when the GAA’s new media rights deal begins in May (...)

Ah. You wait years for one RTÉ show starring Amy Huberman and then two come along at once.

It’s the age of “peak TV”, and there’s seemingly no end to the sheer volume of new television shows clogging up our DVRs and lengthening our Netflix (...)

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes in a mail to staff noted that “change can be disconcerting, but ultimately I have always believed that change is good”.

Dundalk FC’s win over Bate Borisov this week to advance to the next stage of Champions League qualification represented a rare triumph for Irish domes(...)

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