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While political advertising is permitted online and in print media, it is not allowed on broadcast media. File photograph: Getty

The chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has said strict rules on political advertising on broadcast media should be relaxed(...)

“The growth of WhatsApp and the move away from the Facebook platform is likely due to a deliberate strategy on the part of Facebook.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A global move to closed messaging such as WhatsApp is concerning not only for publishers but also for society and democracy. Internationally – and in (...)

Some 59 per cent said Irish media helped them understand the news of the day, which was well above the EU average of 48 per cent

More than a quarter of Irish news consumers decided not to share a news story in the last year because they doubted its accuracy, according to a digit(...)

News production has become more sophisticated and as a consequence, disinformation can be more difficult to detect. Photograph: iStock

Do you all know the story of the Three Little Pigs? No, I mean the real story? Not that fairytale we’ve all been conned into believing, but the true (...)

Dublin City University is leading a new EU project to tackle ‘fake news’.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City University is leading a new EU project to tackle “fake news” by tracking and flagging online disinformation on social media. The three-ye(...)

Some of the data based projects will examine algorithms in news and audience analytics. Photograph: iStock

Dublin City University’s Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) is leading a €3.9 million project to explore new ways of supporting journali(...)

  Amid talk of “fake news”, distrust of mainstream media, and the rise of far-right websites such as Breitbart News Network, the average citizen is struggling to discern what is true and what is not.

Education is under attack. Expertise and experience were derided in the lead-up to the Brexit vote, while US president Donald Trump famously declared(...)

Family business: Danny Healy-Rae at Rae’s bar in Kilgarvan. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/NYT

The home village A sign outside one of the three pubs in the Co Kerry village of Kilgarvan promises Ireland’s first round pool table. And O’Reilly’(...)

Róisín Shortall TD said the traditional approach of majority rule in the Dáil could be improved upon. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Willie O’Dea is talking to the Sinn Féin delegation to see if he can strike a deal to make Micheál Martin taoiseach when in barges Michael Healy-Rae: (...)

Political factions have been encouraged to embrace power sharing internationally when facing ‘external threats which would negatively affect all communities in a country’, says political scientist Dr Dawn Walsh. Photograph: Getty Images

Eight weeks after polling day, the political options have narrowed to either a Fine Gael minority government supported grudgingly by Fianna Fáil for a(...)

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