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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(...)

Ministers have signalled that if there is no negotiated agreemnent with unions the Government will introduction legislation to provide for the savings.

The Government is looking at a combination of pay cuts, the indefinite freezing of increments and changes to premium and overtime payments for (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking to media at the party’s 74th Ard Fheis in the RDS today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Government of engaging in bribery in its attempts to “divide and conquer” the unions over the ren(...)

General secretary of the union, Mike Jennings warned of the consequences of ending Croke Park I before the agreement has run out “in 2014”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (Ifut) voted unanimously this afternoon to reject any renegotiation of Croke Park II. The uni(...)

Pat Rabbitte  said he respected the views of everybody involved but the Government was “under injunctions from the Supreme Court” to produce legislation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said he believes a “restrictive regime” for access to abortion will be agreed by the Government. S(...)

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