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RTÉ will receive €8.6m more as a result of Budget 2019. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

RTÉ will receive additional funding of €8.6 million as a result of Budget 2019, according to Minister for Communications Denis Naughten. Virgin Media(...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs ‘Together’ during the dress rehearsal for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018  in Lisbon. Photograph: Reuters/Rafael Marchante

Having failed to make the final for four years, Ireland is, by the bookmakers’ calculations, the third favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest in(...)

‘Ambitious’ campaign: EBU director-general Noel Curran. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Public service broadcasters across Europe have come together for a new campaign to promote the positive impact of public media at a time of political (...)

Leadpic PRime Time

It’s half past six on Tuesday evening and, with three hours to transmission time, the Prime Time production team are finalising their first programme (...)

Noel Curran, who stepped down from his RTÉ role last year, succeeds Ingrid Deltenre as director-general of the EBU and will take up the position in September, the EBU said.

Former RTÉ director-general Noel Curran is to lead the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the alliance of public service media organisations. Mr Cur(...)

Kevin Bakhurst, RTÉ’s departing deputy director-general, pictured in RTÉ’s television centre in January 2013. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

RTÉ deputy director-general and managing director of news and current affairs Kevin Bakhurst is leaving the broadcaster to take up a role at the UK co(...)

RTÉ Television managing director Glen Killane who is leaving for Eir TV and Eir Sport

Eir has appointed senior RTÉ executive Glen Killane as managing director of Eir TV and Eir Sport, the new name for Setanta Sports. Mr Killane has bee(...)

Adele’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden has got more than 114 million YouTube views. Photograph: Craig Sugden/CBS via Getty Images

Carpool Karaoke is the frequently funny, insanely popular video item in which chat show host James Corden drives about Los Angeles belting out the hi(...)

News streaming on an iPhone: Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

After five years, two governments and three ministers for communications, the public service broadcasting charge has finally been laid to rest. Few (...)

The broadcasting charge, which was intended to cover changing technologies such as the use of mobile devices like the iPad, above, has been parked by the Government. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

RTÉ has called for urgent reform of the TV licence fee following the decision of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten not to proceed with plans (...)

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