The BBC makes some channels, such as BBC Entertainment featuring hit series ‘Doctor Who’, available in various EU states

The BBC is in talks with Irish and Dutch authorities to obtain licences allowing it to continue broadcasting across the European Union in the event of(...)

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(...)

Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop. She will be hoping today’s warning fr(...)

Denis O’Brien was also the biggest investor in Irish private radio services in 2012.

Michael O’Keeffe, chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), says he “stands over” a regulatory determination he made in 2012 tha(...)

Under the “country of origin” principle in EU media law, a broadcaster with a licence in any EU state can broadcast into any other EU market.  Photograph: iStock.

The Irish broadcasting regulator has received its first licence application from a UK-based broadcaster that wants to keep its access to viewers in th(...)

Novelist Donal Ryan: ‘The Thing About December’ will be adapted as ‘Foscadh’ for TG4. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Townsend, an RTÉ One ten-part drama series set in Dublin, and Foscadh, TG4’s feature-length adaptation of Donal Ryan’s novel The Thing About December,(...)

Leslie Buckley: Mr Buckley, then INM chairman, texted Denis O’Brien on January 12th, 2017, after Minister for Communications Denis Naughten officially announced he was referring the takeover to the BAI. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Independent News & Media chairman Leslie Buckley told the company’s biggest shareholder Denis O’Brien that the decision to refer the compa(...)

Denis O’Brien,  The Irish TimesPhotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called upon the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to review its 2012 decision that Denis O’Brien doe(...)

Anti-abortion protesters march through Dublin at a demonstration last Saturday. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Broadcasters do not have to adhere to a strict 50:50 split in airtime between both sides in a referendum debate, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland(...)

Former Irish rugby international at the announcement of the 2023 Rugby World Cup Host earlier this year. Photograph: Inpho

Inside Business is a regular podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, on Android, on Stitcher - or wherever you find podcasts. In (...)

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