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Larry Bass resigned on September 17th, the day after he attended his first board meeting, and just two months after his appointment.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Independent TV producer Larry Bass said he had to resign from RTÉ’s board to protect his business after the renewal of his contract to make Dancing Wi(...)

Riverdance performers Robyn Conlon and Matthew Gardiner in a  25th anniversary performance last year at Slane Castle, Co Meath. File  photograph: Andres Poveda

Riverdance is in talks to bring its production to Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia and Japan after a planned eight-week tour of China next year. A spoke(...)

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes: Future generations deserve ‘strong, independent Irish voice’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ recorded a net surplus of €7.9 million in 2020 after the pandemic led to the cancellation of major sporting events and also saw the broadcaster mi(...)

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure – the Irish elk turn out to be pretty nifty dancers

It was inevitable that Riverdance would be made into a movie. The stage show has been going strong for much of the 25 years since the night in 1994 wh(...)

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes: A ‘lot to be proud of in 2019’, a year in which RTÉ narrowed its annual deficit to €7.2 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ narrowed its annual loss to €7.2 million in 2019, a year in which its commercial revenue continued to decline while its public funding rose. This (...)

Broadcasters David McCullagh and Miriam O’Callaghan with their retiring colleague (centre) at a gathering in Donnybrook.

RTÉ representatives met gardaí on Monday in relation to an inquiry into a recent retirement gathering amid Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions. Gardaí are e(...)

Betty Ann Norton co-directed her theatre school with her husband. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to theatre teacher Betty Ann Norton who died at the weekend. Ms Norton gave her name to one of the Stat(...)

RTÉ had licence fee revenue of €189 million in 2018 and commercial revenue of €150 million.

State-owned broadcaster RTÉ sought emergency funding from the Government as a result of a decline in licence fee income due to the Covid-19 pandemic, (...)

Leo Varadkar presenting a bowl of shamrocks to Donald Trump in 2019. But what will happen this year? File photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty

The cracks are beginning to show – everybody can see it. They are monitoring the situation closely in Washington DC now. Experts differ over the prec(...)

The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

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