Greenslade criticised a BBC Spotlight documentary made about Maria Cahill’s case in which she stated that she had been raped by a senior figure in the IRA in 1997 at the age of 16 and that the IRA had attempted to cover up the rape. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Media outlet The Guardian has apologised to rape victim Máiría Cahill over an article written in 2014 by Roy Greenslade about her case. The Guardian’(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith:  ‘The Government is satisfied with the range of expertise on the commission.’  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The chairman of the Future of Media Commission, Brian MacCraith, has promised to hold “extensive engagement with stakeholder groups” before making its(...)

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said   it is important  to examine how a  sustainable, independent and objective media landscape   can be funded into the future. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The media is critical to Ireland’s democracy, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said after the inaugural meeting of a group which will advise the governme(...)

Minister for Media Catherine Martin: Her department found another €2m for the Sound & Vision fund in the July stimulus. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish media policy is an unloved game where nobody in charge really wants the ball, and whenever they do end up in possession, they dabble in a few ke(...)

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg “is still only a kid”, says Alan Rusbridger. “How could he possibly understand what it is that he’s launched?” Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Governments should avoid heavy-handed regulation of Facebook, Google and other social-media giants as a response to recent scandals about how their pl(...)

Alan Rusbridger: in Galway on Sunday for an encounter with the Irish pianist Finghin Collins

Sunday, April 29th Play It Again Town Hall Theatre, Galway; 8pm; €18, €20/€6; 091-705962, tht.ie Five years ago, when he was editor of the Guardian, (...)

Sebastian Barry and Paul Lynch will take part at the Cúirt festival in Galway. Photograph: The Irish Times

A slew of award-winning writers and poets will take part in Galway’s Cúirt International Literature Festival which begins on Monday and runs until Su(...)

In a cost-cutting move, the Guardian Media Group has ditched the distinctive Berliner size after just over 12 years and gone tabloid. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

When the Guardian posted an image of its first tabloid front page on Twitter on Sunday night, one of the pithier verdicts/jokes was “es ist kein Berli(...)

 Peter Preston: his  management style  often  left underlings  wondering what precisely he had meant.   Photograph: PA Wire

Peter Preston, who has died aged 79, was an outstanding editor of the Guardian newspaper. He was at the helm for 20 years, from 1975 to 1995, during w(...)

A file image from earlier this year of Edward Snowden speaking  via remote at a research conference at the MIT Media Lab in the US.  Photograph: The New York Times

The US whistleblower Edward Snowden has attacked his Russian protectors by criticising the Kremlin’s human rights record and suggesting its officials(...)

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