Niamh Smyth

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The hospitality and entertainment sectors continue to need financial support, according to an Oireachtas committee. File photograph: The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee has called on the Government to extend the reduced 9 per cent rate of VAT out to 2025 to help hospitality and entertainment bu(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a National Day of Commemoration Ceremony in Dublin to honour Irish who died in wars or on service with the UN. Photograph: Tom Honan

A year and a half after the 2020 general election, Fianna Fáil’s internal inquiry into its poor performance has not yet been completed. Following th(...)

Management at RTÉ issued an apology in January after the back-firing attempt at satire attracted a flood of about 6,000 viewer complaints.

Eight separate complaints regarding a highly controversial RTÉ sketch in which God is reported to have been arrested for “sexual harassment scandals” (...)

Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and TikTok were appearing before the committee as part of its ongoing scrutiny of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

Social media companies were lambasted for their track record in dealing with abusive content on their platforms at an Oireachtas committee hearing on (...)

Twitter is challenging the Government’s legislation on online safety

Twitter is directly challenging the Government’s legislation on online safety with a robust attack on its proposals to impose financial sanctions, blo(...)

An Taisce is  set to appeal in the courts against planning permission granted for a €140 million Glanbia cheese plant in Co Kilkenny. A Glanbia plant in Idaho, US, is pictured above.

An Taisce, the State’s heritage and conservation body, has been described as “treasonous” at the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin shakes hands with Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar looks on at the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin in February, 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 20 Fianna Fáil TDs have said they would not rule out holding coalition talks with Sinn Féin after the next general election. It comes after Ta(...)

In a tweet Aengus Mac Grianna said he wished to apologise for the sketch. “Truly I am deeply sorry for the offence, distress and hurt caused. It was wrong for me. It was wrong of me.”

The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Media Niamh Smyth has called on RTÉ to remove a controversial sketch about God from its media player. Ms Smy(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has been named the party’s spokesman on social protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has appointed 18 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to a range of spokesperson positions. Fianna Fáil said the d(...)

RTÉ: There are four board vacancies but experience of “digital innovation and entrepreneurship” is merely “deemed desirable”.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas media committee has taken a break from its investigations into RTÉ retirement parties to issue a call-out for applications from “suitab(...)

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