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Broadcaster Pat Kenny’s move to to Newstalk has been accompanied by a promotional campaign imploring listeners to  “Move the dial”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

RTÉ was already preparing for the departure of Pat Kenny before he announced he was moving to Newstalk, the head of Radio 1 has said. Tom McGuire said(...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny  denied  his decision to join Newstalk was motivated by money

Broadcaster Pat Kenny has said it’s “no secret” that he was hit hard by Ireland’s economic crash.Kenny, who several weeks ago sparked a media stir by (...)

A public good

The public consultation process embarked upon by Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte over broadcasting charges is little more than window dressin(...)

TV3’s Niall Cogley  during the construction of the Sony HD Studio last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

What might a TV3 soap opera look like? According to director of content Jeff Ford, the soap should be aimed “first and foremost” at TV3’s Irish audien(...)

If you want to have heated debates about what exactly constitutes a “watercooler moment” in television viewing, and whether “shiny-floor” talent conte(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte. “Content is still king and if standards can be maintained then those of us who can’t live without it will keep buying.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said he is willing to explore any feasible measures to arrest the long-term decline of the newspaper indu(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: his ministerial brief is far wider than just communications. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

You sometimes wonder if Pat Rabbitte is Minister for Communications because he is responsible for all telecoms, broadcast and media matters in the Sta(...)

Gary Ryan, retail director, Energia and Pat Kenny. Newstalk has announced that Energia is to sponsor the Pat Kenny Show, which starts next Monday on Newstalk. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Newstalk’s €1 million advertising campaign for The Pat Kenny Show may be imploring RTÉ listeners to “move the dial” in its direction, but the show’s s(...)

Those of you who awoke thinking Shirley Bassey was the latest addition to RTÉ Radio 1’s revamped Morning Ireland team could easily be forgiven. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Those of you who awoke thinking Shirley Bassey was the latest addition to RTÉ Radio 1’s revamped Morning Ireland team could easily be forgiven. The 7a(...)

Phylis McGee from Belalt near Pettigo in Donegal: “No matter what he says, I am not going to pay for something I haven’t got. If gardaí call I’ll tell them I have no television and I am not going to pay it. If I am taken to court, I will say the same thing. If it means going to jail, I’ll have to go. But they will not take me into jail for that now. You never know, I suppose. It’s all about money, money.”

Phyllis McGee doesn’t know what Minister Pat Rabbitte was doing when her living conditions were widely publicised earlier this year. When the whole n(...)

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