Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and TikTok were appearing before the committee as part of its ongoing scrutiny of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

Social media companies were lambasted for their track record in dealing with abusive content on their platforms at an Oireachtas committee hearing on (...)

Ms Craig said the scale of the problem was such that it was not practicable that the new commission would be able to deal with all individual complaints. Photograph: iStock

The online targeting of women politicians and women journalists is a matter of “real concern”, the deputy chief executive of the Broadcasting Authorit(...)

One aspect of the EU directive that Minister for Media Catherine Martin feels is slightly less urgent is a content levy requiring international video-on-demand services to make a contribution to the funding of national content. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In considering the future Media Commission, it is important not to confuse it with the Future of Media Commission, which is an entirely different body(...)

Sorca Clarke’s supporters awaiting the result of the first count for Longford-Westmeath in Athlone earlier this evening. Photograph: Colm Keena

The stand-out feature of the election in Longford-Westmeath was the vote for Sinn Fein candidate Sorca Clarke. The Mullingar-based mother-of-four who(...)

Election candidate Joe Flaherty with Longford butcher Christy Monaghan and his customer Katherina Connellan on Thursday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

“Make Longford Matter” is the campaign slogan local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Flaherty hopes will help him secure a seat in the general election. Lo(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

Paddy Tully (centre flat cap) keeps an eye on the prices at the mart in Granard, Co Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

It is at sleepy crossroads such as Ballinalee that Leo Varadkar faces some of his toughest challenges. Situated between Granard and Longford town, th(...)