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TV3’s Six Nations co-commentator Alan Quinlan (left) with its panellists for the tournament Shane Horgan, Matt Williams, Shane Jennings and Ronan O’Gara. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

After a difficult year for television advertising, TV3 Group is looking to its first Six Nations and the debut of Ireland’s Got Talent to kick-start i(...)

Ronan O’Gara will form part of TV3’s punditry team for the 2018 Six Nations. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

TV3’s landing of the Six Nations Championship represents their “single biggest investment in sport,” according to Group Managing Director Pat Kiely. U(...)

TV3 Six Nations presenter Joe Molloy (left) with co-commentator Alan Quinlan, touchline reporter Sinéad Kissane and commentator Dave McIntyre. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile.

TV3 Group has unveiled Joe Molloy as the anchor of its coverage of the Six Nations rugby tournament, to which it has the television rights for the nex(...)

The first leg of Ireland’s World Cup play-off against Denmark in Copenhagen last Saturday night was a ratings hit for RTÉ. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The second leg of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup play-off against Denmark on Tuesday is bound to attract a massive audience to RTÉ2. Logic would (...)

RTÉ’s mast in Donnybrook. The broadcaster believes it should be allowed to charge pay-TV operators for its channels. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sky will drop RTÉ from its platform if the Government does not continue to oblige the public service broadcaster to offer its channels to pay-TV compa(...)

Denise van Outen, Lucy Kennedy, Jason Byrne and Michelle Visage from ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’, TV3’s big hope for Saturday nights. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

It has been a fortnight of television season launches, with a blitz of celebrity and executive smiles from the grass at Montrose (RTÉ) and the steps o(...)

Job losses at RTÉ’s Montrose campus: Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes has briefed staff on the “painful choices” that lie ahead for the broadcaster as it seeks to reduce employee numbers b(...)

‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ presenter Lucy Kennedy and ‘Blind Date’ host Al Porter at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, where TV3 unveiled its programming plans for the new television season. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

Has Ireland got talent? TV3 will be hoping there’s some lingering somewhere as it confirmed that Ireland’s Got Talent, its version of the UK televisio(...)

Unappetising: “The Great British Bake Off” new line-up of Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Photograph: PA / Channel 4

There’s an imposter pretending to pour the tea and his name is Noel Fielding. He’s surrounded by two other imposters, Prue Leith and Sandi Toksvig, bu(...)

Pat Kiely: “If this market doesn’t encourage and promote competition, and if the Government feels that supporting a dominant player is the way broadcasting flaws in Ireland will be sorted, then we have a problem.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Pat Kiely, TV3 Group’s managing director, has a printout of an RTÉ press release beside him. “It really wound me up,” he admits. “We read recently th(...)

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