Timmy Dooley is consulting industry groups to explore a number of options, such as a levy on advertising with online outlets like Google and Facebook. Photograph: Alan Betson

Newspapers and traditional media organisations would be given some State funding in order to protect journalism under proposals being drafted by Fiann(...)

Keelin Shanley will present live coverage  of the budget speech on RTÉ.

When Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stands up in the Dáil on Tuesday to deliver his budget, RTÉ management will be hoping for a smidgen of good (...)

‘International pay-TV companies  have made massive monies on the back of free Irish-made content.’  File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

In the midst of parliamentary committee deliberations one occasionally comes across an exchange which encapsulates the stark choices at the centre of (...)

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(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)

Rosa (For Reproductive Rights Against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) campaigners dressed as handmaids pass anti-abortion activists at Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For the opening day of the autumn Dáil session, after a 10-week break from parliamentary action, five backbench government TDs managed to drag themsel(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s stance on Sinn Féin makes a reversal of the current arrangement with Fine Gael the most likely outcome of the next election. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil today feels a strengthening wind behind it. Perhaps not one that will bring it back to the days of yore when its hegemony was un(...)

An RTÉ spokesman said the organisation had concluded a diversity report and would be progressing an internal diversity initiative, based on the report. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has welcomed RTÉ’s decision to carry out a gender equality review following controversy over pay gaps and said the Government (...)

A Volvo hybrid car connected to a charging point: Vehicle charging will have to be commercialised, the ESB has flagged. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

When considering global failures to adequately address climate change, missed targets are never far away. But some sectors are delivering: notably the(...)

Micheál Martin: has been back on the doors since last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

The foundation of all electoral success is worn shoe leather but, for Micheál Martin, canvassing is an article of faith. The Fianna Fáil leader attri(...)