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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(...)

Minister to share his concerns with officials ‘to see whether we can do anything’. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has questioned how a drive-in movie business could be seen as a health risk for the spread of Covid-19 after Re(...)

Aertel is an unloved legacy of the cathode ray tube era. Photograph: iStock

You wait years for a spot of media legislation, then two Bills come along at once. Well, almost at once. The Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill, a mish-ma(...)

Leo Varadkar says he hopes the country can return to near normality by the end of the summer. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Indoor dining is expected to return in July, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Employment Leo Varadkar has said. Speaking at the Oireachta(...)

Foreign holidays: don’t book anything non-refundable just yet. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Are we there yet? No, not just yet. When it comes to non-essential international travel we still don’t have exact confirmation of when we will be(...)

Proposals from Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien, pictured above) were criticised by opposition parties a ‘shambles’ and ‘totally laughable’

Green party ministers have questioned whether housing reforms aimed at limiting the role for “cuckoo funds” could have knock-on consequences for urban(...)

In the UK, Bauer has launched subscription products for some of its music stations. Photograph: iStock.

Thirty-two years after the late dawn of licensed commercial radio in the Republic, a new era for the sector is pencilled to start at the end of May wh(...)

Up to 80% of houses in many such developments could be earmarked for social and affordable housing, as well as for first-time buyers. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Beleaguered Davy Stockbrokers could fetch as much as €400 million when it is sold, according to a report in the Sunday Business Post, which cites sour(...)

A security guard and Defence Forces member at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, a mandatory hotel quarantine centre. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Five countries have been removed from the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine list. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said people departing from Be(...)

Maureen O’Carroll, who was elected as a Labour TD in the 1950s

The story of former Labour TD and mother of Mrs Brown’s Boys creator Brendan O’Carroll will be among those celebrated in a new exhibition to honour th(...)

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