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(...)

Eir headquarters: new ownership regime under French investor Xavier Neil seeks to repair difficult past dealings with Comreg. Photograph: Alan Betson

Telecoms regulator Comreg has agreed a wide-ranging peace deal with Eir, the biggest operator in the market, to end a swathe of rancorous legal disput(...)

The difference between extending coverage so that it reaches a higher proportion of the State’s area, as against a higher proportion of its population, is huge,  reports show. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Extending mobile phone broadband coverage to 95 per cent of the State in geographical terms would cost €858 million, while extending it to 99.5 per ce(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten: ComReg needs to be given additional powers to allow it to regulate the market effectively. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The communications regulator is seriously understaffed with an additional 70 employees needed to help it carry out its duties, Minister for Communicat(...)

Gerry Fahy has 35 years’ experience in the telecoms industry

Gerry Fahy has been appointed chairman of the telecommunications regulator ComReg. The appointment of Mr Fahy, who has been a commissioner in ComReg(...)

ComReg said consumers did not receive notification that they had subscribed to the ’Prize Club’ service or details of the cost.

Subscribers to a premium rate mobile quiz service which charged consumers up to €12.50 per week have been refunded €390,000.The Communications Regulat(...)