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Limerick’s Shane Dowling: his  62nd minute goal was the critical score at O’Moore Park  on Sunday against Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick dug deep to chisel out a desperately hard-fought win over a Laois side that is continuing on an upward curve, with a 62nd minute goal (...)

2fm is preparing to court its “key 20-44 demographic” by hiring Republic of Telly presenters Jennifer Maguire (above) and Bernard O’Shea to host its breakfast show.

‘It takes some feat of strength to survive and remain relevant,” Ryan Tubridy says on air. Later, he offers another theory. “The ones that are a bi(...)

Finance Minister Michael Noonan gave figures last week for Nama’s current spending on lawyers. Photograph: PA

In 1965, having returned from the second Vatican council, the ultra-conservative archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, reassured his flock that (...)

John Purcell, chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI): . “Unfortunately, as for many media organisations, my role at the moment is making ends meet . . . Many organisations are straining to keep the show on the road. Photograph: Pat Moore.

New year, newish rules for Ireland’s media industry as it adjusts to a reality in which a social media news agency (Storyful) can command a purchase p(...)

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge introduce son George to the world’s media in July. photograph: steve parsons

"I defy anyone to point to a broadcaster who can do a 20-minute interview on a complex subject as well as Pat Kenny." RTÉ director general Noel(...)

Marian Finucane, whose weekend current affairs shows recorded large falls in its audience in previous surveys, added 37,000 listeners to her Sunday show in the July 2012-June 2013 period.

RTÉ Radio has recovered some of the listeners it lost over the past year, with key presenters arresting their audience declines and flagship shows (...)

Staff working in RTÉ Television Centre Donnybrook. Some of RTÉ’s competitors have been more vocal in their insistence on getting a bigger bite of the pie. Photograph: David Sleator

‘Top-slicing’ is the broadcasting industry term given to the practice of cutting a layer off licence fee income – a cake originally intended en(...)

Pat Rabbitte: said case for broadcasting charge was compelling.

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has agreed to debate the future of Irish broadcasting “in a suitable forum”, followin(...)

At the heart of Ireland’s progress to a more inclusive society is Irish broadcasting. Radio and television broadcasters, like their newspaper c(...)

Over the past 12 months, Marian Finucane has shed 73,000 listeners on a Sunday, while her Saturday audience has fallen by 27,000 listeners. Photograph: Eric Luke

RTÉ’s weekend radio audiences continue to fall, with listeners deserting Marian Finucane, the latest Joint National Listenership Research surve(...)

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