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Killing Zig and Zag: RTÉ may be moving towards becoming a “publisher-broadcaster”, and much of what the station makes in-house could be made by outside companies

You don’t have to be an adult to work out RTÉ made a hames of its decision to outsource what was left of the in-house production of children’s televi(...)

RTÉ’s new MD of news, Jon Williams, describes himself as a “runner, traveller, Scouser”.

Jon Williams, a senior editor at ABC News in New York with extensive experience in world news, has been appointed managing director of news and curren(...)

Nell McCafferty graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a BA degree in 1964. Photograph: Court Collins

It may have been over half a century since she first graduated from the groves of academe but feminist and civil rights campaigner Nell McCafferty ha(...)

Two more Gibraltar entities are looking to enter the Irish motor insurance market as it continues to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Enterprise Insurance in July. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

As the Irish motor insurance sector continues to deal with the fallout from the collapse of Enterprise Insurance in July, leaving 14,000 uncovered pol(...)

Tony Hanway, CEO of Virgin Media Ireland: “If you haven’t got the money do everything, you have to look at what you are spending your money on.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

RTÉ should “take a hard look” at whether it needs to have “a foot in every camp” of Irish media in light of its weak financial position, according to (...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten: not in favour of increasing the licence fee at this time. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has said he agrees, in principle, with increasing funding for RTÉ, as recommended by independent consultan(...)

Kevin Bakhurst, RTÉ’s departing deputy director-general, pictured in RTÉ’s television centre in January 2013. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

RTÉ deputy director-general and managing director of news and current affairs Kevin Bakhurst is leaving the broadcaster to take up a role at the UK co(...)

Clare Duignan: retired as managing director of RTÉ Radio in 2013

Two non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of The Irish Times Limited. The appointments of Clare Duignan and Rhona Murphy follow t(...)

RTÉ Television managing director Glen Killane who is leaving for Eir TV and Eir Sport

Eir has appointed senior RTÉ executive Glen Killane as managing director of Eir TV and Eir Sport, the new name for Setanta Sports. Mr Killane has bee(...)

 Noel Curran,  departing director general of RTÉ: “In RTÉ, we do not have enough women at senior level.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It is a measure of how far the gender balance debate has come that a male director general of RTÉ soon to hand over to its first female one can still (...)

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