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# broadcasting - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

TV3's new soap Red Rock has been awarded €800,000 in BAI funding
# Investment
# Investment

TV3's new soap Red Rock has been awarded €800,000 in BAI funding

Sep 16th 2014, 6:56 PM 7,515 Views 18 Comments

The BAI is dolling out a total of €5.2 million to TV and radio projects.

# broadcasting - Friday 15 August, 2014

Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air
# Public Discourse
# Public Discourse

Opinion: Gay people have been given a chilling message about discussing their lives on air

Aug 15th 2014, 5:00 PM 150 Views 203 Comments

The BAI has ruled that discussions by gay people about their status and aspirations as Irish citizens must be directly challenged on the same programme at the same time.

# broadcasting - Thursday 14 August, 2014

BAI says Mooney Show was wrong to broadcast programme supporting same-sex marriage
# Controversial
# Controversial

BAI says Mooney Show was wrong to broadcast programme supporting same-sex marriage

Aug 14th 2014, 10:49 PM 56,112 Views 195 Comments

The BAI agreed with a listener who complained that the programme was not objective in its discussion about same-sex marriage.

# broadcasting - Thursday 17 July, 2014

BBC to cut 415 news department jobs in latest austerity drive
# BBC News
# BBC News

BBC to cut 415 news department jobs in latest austerity drive

Jul 17th 2014, 11:13 AM 3,818 Views 9 Comments

Jobs cut linked to licence fee freeze, but News Director says 195 new roles will be created in restructuring.

# broadcasting - Friday 13 June, 2014

Complaint against fashion designer's "damaging young virgins" remark upheld
# Slip Of The Tongue
# Slip Of The Tongue

Complaint against fashion designer's "damaging young virgins" remark upheld

Jun 13th 2014, 12:47 PM 20,998 Views 43 Comments

The fashion designer was speaking on RTÉ’s The Business show.

# broadcasting - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

UTV Ireland's schedule is starting to take shape...
# On The Box
# On The Box

UTV Ireland's schedule is starting to take shape...

May 14th 2014, 6:11 PM 20,991 Views 43 Comments

It includes Midsomer Murders, the Cube and Foyle’s War.

# broadcasting - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Five top execs ditch TV3 for new UTV Ireland
# Defection
# Defection

Five top execs ditch TV3 for new UTV Ireland

May 13th 2014, 8:17 AM 14,354 Views 26 Comments

UTV Ireland, which is set to start broadcasting in early 2015, said recruitment is going exceptionally well.

# broadcasting - Thursday 1 May, 2014

This is the Newstalk ad RTÉ refused to carry
# Media Wars
# Media Wars

This is the Newstalk ad RTÉ refused to carry

May 1st 2014, 10:26 AM 15,866 Views 22 Comments

It’s all terribly dramatic.

# broadcasting - Friday 28 February, 2014

Complaint over "unfair" Liveline funeral mass discussion upheld
# Bai
# Bai

Complaint over "unfair" Liveline funeral mass discussion upheld

Feb 28th 2014, 12:40 PM 18,750 Views 22 Comments

The complaint centred on a discussion about sympathies being given at funeral masses in Co Meath.

# broadcasting - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Fancy being the new head of RTÉ One?
# Oh George
# Oh George

Fancy being the new head of RTÉ One?

Feb 27th 2014, 5:05 PM 10,360 Views 31 Comments

Now’s your chance as broadcaster looks for replacement for George Dixon. (Terms and conditions may apply).

# broadcasting - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates
# Bai
# Bai

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates

Feb 18th 2014, 8:25 PM 9,321 Views 0 Comments

Also speaking this evening, Senator David Norris called on the Minister to reveal full details of how RTÉ settled a legal dispute relating to Rory O’Neill’s Saturday Night Show interview.

# broadcasting - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing
# 2fm
# 2fm

Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing

Jan 22nd 2014, 11:43 AM 15,380 Views 61 Comments

The minister questioned whether the station was doing anything different or better than its competitors.

# broadcasting - Monday 6 January, 2014

George Hook plans end to TV career in 2015, radio in 2016
# Exit Strategy
From The42
# Exit Strategy

George Hook plans end to TV career in 2015, radio in 2016

Jan 6th 2014, 5:35 PM 20,876 Views 77 Comments

The Newstalk presenter announced his plans via Twitter this afternoon.

# broadcasting - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

BAI to discuss report on the future funding of public service broadcasting today
# Television
# Television

BAI to discuss report on the future funding of public service broadcasting today

Nov 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,109 Views 15 Comments

A report on the future funding of public service broadcasting, RTÉ and TG4 will be discussed today.

# broadcasting - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

'UTV Ireland' promises serious news and current affairs output alongside diet of UK soaps
# New Channel
# New Channel

'UTV Ireland' promises serious news and current affairs output alongside diet of UK soaps

Nov 6th 2013, 12:55 PM 11,389 Views 43 Comments

The media company has announced plans to go head to head with RTÉ and TV3 as it launches a new Dublin-based TV station.

# broadcasting - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Watchdog rejects Irish Traveller complaint about Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

Nov 5th 2013, 12:45 PM 26,805 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain had argued that episodes of the Channel 4 programme contained negative and damaging stereotypes.

# broadcasting - Sunday 29 September, 2013

How the rules have changed for broadcasters when it comes to referendum coverage
# Balance
# Balance

How the rules have changed for broadcasters when it comes to referendum coverage

Sep 29th 2013, 6:30 PM 6,800 Views 21 Comments

Broadcasters don’t have to automatically give the same amount of airtime to both sides – but they do have to make sure the allocation is fair and balanced.

Column: RTÉ's future plans are missing one vital ingredient: you.
# Column
# Column

Column: RTÉ's future plans are missing one vital ingredient: you.

Sep 29th 2013, 8:30 AM 67 Views 51 Comments

The public service broadcaster’s just-published five-year strategy is not short on ambition, but it may point towards an organisation more ready to forge commercial partnerships than embrace its public, writes Mark Cullinane.

# broadcasting - Thursday 19 September, 2013

George Lee: RTÉ's Washington post 'not for me'
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

George Lee: RTÉ's Washington post 'not for me'

Sep 19th 2013, 7:06 PM 8,626 Views 22 Comments

There is “no truth to the rumour”, the broadcaster told TheJournal.ie this evening.

# broadcasting - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

RTÉ proposes 'modest increase in public funding' over next five years
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ proposes 'modest increase in public funding' over next five years

Sep 17th 2013, 10:10 AM 7,000 Views 129 Comments

The broadcaster said that this would enable it to significantly improve its service to audiences.

# broadcasting - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

BAI: Presenter's 'medical cards for Africans' monologue "lacking in impartiality or objectivity"
# Neil Prendeville
# Neil Prendeville

BAI: Presenter's 'medical cards for Africans' monologue "lacking in impartiality or objectivity"

Sep 10th 2013, 12:53 PM 13,889 Views 129 Comments

Cork 96fm presenter Neil Prendeville made comments about medical cards being provided to Africans and “social welfare to former Russians” in the course of a long pre-prepared monologue on the state of the nation.

# broadcasting - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Adrian Kennedy departs for rival station morning slot in shock move
# Radio Wars 2
# Radio Wars 2

Adrian Kennedy departs for rival station morning slot in shock move

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:06 AM 32,671 Views 64 Comments

The late-night talk show host and co-presenter Jeremy Dixon are off to 98fm after a long association with FM104.

# broadcasting - Friday 30 August, 2013

Memo to Pat: No effing and blinding
# Wash Your Mouth Out
# Wash Your Mouth Out

Memo to Pat: No effing and blinding

Aug 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 17,162 Views 18 Comments

A Newstalk listener has hand-delivered a note to Pat Kenny’s new employers castigating “certain” presenters for their use of language. George Hook, however, is purer than pure.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" - Pat Kenny on his new show
# Broadcaster
# Broadcaster

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" - Pat Kenny on his new show

Aug 30th 2013, 10:04 AM 11,622 Views 61 Comments

The veteran broadcaster will begin his new show on Newstalk next week.

'It's not about RTÉ vs Newstalk': 'Fearless' Seán O'Rourke on replacing Pat Kenny
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

'It's not about RTÉ vs Newstalk': 'Fearless' Seán O'Rourke on replacing Pat Kenny

Aug 30th 2013, 7:30 AM 7,257 Views 16 Comments

The new Today presenter has insisted he has no fears about his new role and tells TheJournal.ie about focussing on his own game and ironing his own shirts.

# broadcasting - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Michael Jackson in Ireland, ploughing championships, and other highlights from Radio 1's new schedule
# NEWS FROM RTÉ
# NEWS FROM RTÉ

Michael Jackson in Ireland, ploughing championships, and other highlights from Radio 1's new schedule

Aug 29th 2013, 2:26 PM 9,334 Views 11 Comments

The big moves, like Sean O’Rourke replacing Pat Kenny, are already known. We take a look at the finer detail…

# broadcasting - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Poll: Should the property tax register be used to collect the broadcasting charge?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the property tax register be used to collect the broadcasting charge?

Aug 28th 2013, 9:53 AM 8,865 Views 183 Comments

Pat Rabbitte has indicated that the register could be used for the collection of the tax which will replace the TV licence fee.

"Minister for communications is favouring RTÉ and TG4" - TV3 boss
# Favortism
# Favortism

"Minister for communications is favouring RTÉ and TG4" - TV3 boss

Aug 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,952 Views 48 Comments

The chief executive of TV3 says that the Department of Communications is ignoring the BAI and not supporting the independent television sector.

# broadcasting - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

UTV Media reports drop in revenue, says Irish radio market "difficult"
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

UTV Media reports drop in revenue, says Irish radio market "difficult"

Aug 27th 2013, 3:20 PM 5,909 Views 5 Comments

The media group runs a number of stations around the country, including FM104 and Q102 in Dublin, and Cork’s 96FM.

# broadcasting - Friday 16 August, 2013

TV3 boss: The Government needs to get RTÉ's tanks off our lawns
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

TV3 boss: The Government needs to get RTÉ's tanks off our lawns

Aug 16th 2013, 6:20 AM 10,295 Views 55 Comments

David McRedmond is calling for the proportion of money RTÉ gets from advertising to be cut as part of a sweeping reform of the market.

# broadcasting - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Column: Why Pat Kenny is worth every cent - and more
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why Pat Kenny is worth every cent - and more

Aug 3rd 2013, 10:00 AM 224 Views 84 Comments

The haters will hate, and the begrudgers will begrudge, but Pat Kenny’s million-euro move to Newstalk was a stroke of genius by the independent broadcaster, writes Paul Allen.

# broadcasting - Thursday 1 August, 2013

RTÉ lose 270 staff in 2012 but still run net deficit
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ lose 270 staff in 2012 but still run net deficit

Aug 1st 2013, 12:50 PM 7,977 Views 75 Comments

The staff cuts contributed to cost reductions of €18 million last year but the station still reported a net deficit of €65.2 million last year.

Poll: Will you listen to Newstalk more because of Pat Kenny's move?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you listen to Newstalk more because of Pat Kenny's move?

Aug 1st 2013, 10:11 AM 24,268 Views 151 Comments

Let us know…

# broadcasting - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk
# Moving
# Moving

Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk

Jul 31st 2013, 2:20 PM 28,857 Views 159 Comments

The veteran broadcaster will present a mid-morning show on Newstalk from September, it has been confirmed.

# broadcasting - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

‘The voice of Irish racing’ — Taoiseach leads tributes to the late Colm Murray
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

‘The voice of Irish racing’ — Taoiseach leads tributes to the late Colm Murray

Jul 30th 2013, 9:37 PM 15,719 Views 26 Comments

Murray, 61, is survived by his wife Anne and his daughters Patricia and Kate.

RTÉ's moving obituary piece on the life and career of Colm Murray
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

RTÉ's moving obituary piece on the life and career of Colm Murray

Jul 30th 2013, 1:33 PM 21,918 Views 46 Comments

The much-loved sports broadcaster has died aged 61 following a battle against motor neurone disease.

# broadcasting - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Complaint over Drivetime "rant of hate" about Pope resolved
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Complaint over Drivetime "rant of hate" about Pope resolved

Jul 25th 2013, 6:30 AM 13,421 Views 49 Comments

A listener had objected to a feature about the former Pope, Pope Benedict, on the week he resigned.

# broadcasting - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog

Jul 24th 2013, 5:00 PM 13,223 Views 42 Comments

The priest went on air to defend an article he had written about Enda Kenny in Alive! newspaper.

# broadcasting - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Complaint that Joe Duffy 'harrassed a priest on air' upheld by watchdog
# Liveline
# Liveline

Complaint that Joe Duffy 'harrassed a priest on air' upheld by watchdog

Jun 27th 2013, 12:43 PM 17,950 Views 70 Comments

The Broadcasting Association of Ireland upheld two complaints about Joe Duffy’s Liveline radio show on 5 March this year.

# broadcasting - Monday 17 June, 2013

Greek court overturns closure of state broadcaster‎
# Greece
# Greece

Greek court overturns closure of state broadcaster‎

Jun 17th 2013, 8:27 PM 4,630 Views 18 Comments

The top administrative court in Greece has “temporarily” cancelled the government’s shock decision to close state broadcaster ERT.