John Purcell

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Ireland’s ‘love affair with radio is very much alive’, but advertisers’ fondness for the medium has waned. Photograph: iStock.

Ireland’s radio industry needs to “turn everything inside out” and overhaul how it sells advertising if it wants to escape the shadow cast by tech gia(...)

Good Herdsman  is a leading producer of organic beef for home and export markets. It  has two plants, and slaughters about 6,000 cattle from certified organic farms every year

Regulators have approved Larry Goodman’s ABP Food Group’s bid to take a controlling stake in organic beef producer Good Herdsmen. ABP agreed to take(...)

Seán Fitzpatrick leaving the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, with  daughter Sarah, after he was acquitted of all charges.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

The regulatory inquiry into EY, formerly Ernst & Young, arising from its audits of Anglo Irish Bank during the 2000s, continues to be delayed desp(...)

Cyclists on the Waterford greenway

Finding myself in Waterford city recently, with a few hours to spare, I rented a bicycle and, taking to the county’s spectacular new greenway, set off(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten: “For a community radio station, €750 is a lot of money.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Broadcasters will pay a lower levy for their regulation under proposals due to be brought to Cabinet in the next few weeks by Minister for Communicati(...)

Charles Musa, Patience Braimoh, Jeff Odea and Kelly Osagie, family members of Ricky Osagie, who was awarded a posthumous gold medal at the National Bravery Awards at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Alibanga Musifer has been living in Ireland for 20 years but cannot, for the life of trying, regularise his presence here. And so he limps along in (...)

The broadcasting charge, which was intended to cover changing technologies such as the use of mobile devices like the iPad, above, has been parked by the Government. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

RTÉ has called for urgent reform of the TV licence fee following the decision of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten not to proceed with plans (...)

IBI chairman John Purcell: says it is vital to protect news and current affairs programming on independent radio and  allocate ‘the licence fee income to both RTÉ and independent broadcasters’. Photograph: Pat Moore

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) group has urged the Government to replace the television licence fee with a broadcasting charge and cra(...)

Workers removing signage from the exterior of the Irish Nationwide offices on the corner of Dublin’s O’Connell Street after it was folded into IBRC in 2011 Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

John Purcell, a former executive director of Irish Nationwide Building Society, has launched a High Court challenge to the constitutionality of the Ce(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Nobody in the radio sector is ‘naive enough to think the industry’s challenges have gone away’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has told independent radio stations that he is not convinced by their calls for the creation of a public fund t(...)

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