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Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones. The fantasy series, filmed in Belfast, brought tourism income to the North. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

Levy talk is all the rage in the Irish audio-visual sector. When it’s not the industry levy that will part-fund the Media Commission that is up for de(...)

TG4 director-general Alan Esslemont: ‘Firm direction’ from State needed to ensure Irish content has prominence on pay-TV platforms.

TG4’s attempts to get its app on the Sky Ireland platform have been met with “years of foot-dragging”, it claimed on Thursday, saying its experience p(...)

Artist and podcaster Blindboy: Public funding is needed to give creative people the chance to succeed.

Public media funding must be protected to give creative people the space to fail, satirist and podcaster Blindboy Boatclub told the Future of Media Co(...)

British journalist and former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger. Photograph:   Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

And then there were nine. Alan Rusbridger has resigned from the Government’s Future of Media Commission to spend more time with his piano, leaving jus(...)

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes or the chairwoman of the board were present at most of the meetings. Photograph: Jason Andrews

Senior RTÉ representatives met politicians or top Government officials on 14 occasions in the final four months of 2019, a period in which the deficit(...)

Donnchadh Gibson (4).

The 21 Faces campaign has a very simple goal – to celebrate the uniqueness of children with Down syndrome. Now in its third year, the campaign – whic(...)

Brainstorm showcases what academics and researchers are doing behind their college walls.

One of the most surprising things about the last nine months has been the lack of tweed. I’ve met hundreds of academics and researchers since I starte(...)

The RTE Concert Orchestra giving the crowd what they want at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On Saturday afternoon in the VIP area of Electric Picnic, where RTÉ’s studio looms facing the main stage, Dan Healy, the head of 2FM is buzzing. Last (...)