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 President Michael D Higgins said Europe faced a “moral crisis” and called on European leaders to undertake a radical rethink about how they are handling the economic crisis. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

President Michael D Higgins’s forthright criticism of the European Union’s response to the financial crisis represents a direct intervention in(...)

People attending the “Walk in the Woods” protest on Sunday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is moving closer to dropping its plan to sell off the harvesting rights of State forestry company Coillt(...)

Peter Coonan, Robert Sheehan, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Killian Scott, members of the cast of the RTÉ drama Love/Hate. “RTÉ continues to make stand-out programmes, from high-end Irish TV drama like Love/Hate to national and international news, big sporting occasions, specialised arts, Irish-language and music programming.”

RTÉ, like all organisations during this recession, has had to adapt to a new reality. The station has downsized. It has reinvented itself to me(...)

Staff working in RTÉ Television Centre Donnybrook. Some of RTÉ’s competitors have been more vocal in their insistence on getting a bigger bite of the pie. Photograph: David Sleator

‘Top-slicing’ is the broadcasting industry term given to the practice of cutting a layer off licence fee income – a cake originally intended en(...)

Television platform providers that deliver on-demand content “over-the-top” through set-top boxes have the ability to place advertising overlay(...)

Eamon Gilmore and Micheál Martin prepare for the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2011 general election, hosted by Vincent Browne on TV3. “Commercial broadcasters also deliver a public service.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

State dominance in television broadcasting ended in Europe and most of the western world about a decade ago. But in Ireland it clings on. How w(...)

Privatisation of State-owned forestry company Coillte looks increasingly unlikely, Minister for Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has told the Dáil. Photograph: The Irish Times

Privatisation of State-owned forestry company Coillte looks increasingly unlikely, Minister for Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte(...)

Pat Rabbitte: said case for broadcasting charge was compelling.

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has agreed to debate the future of Irish broadcasting “in a suitable forum”, followin(...)

At the heart of Ireland’s progress to a more inclusive society is Irish broadcasting. Radio and television broadcasters, like their newspaper c(...)

Irish Federation of University Teachers general secretary Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”. Photograph : Bryan O’Brien

University teachers will fight any proposed Government pay cuts by withdrawing “all concessions” made under the original Croke Park I agreement(...)

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