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RTÉ's commercial income dropped 20% last year as sales of DVDs and CDs tumbled
The State broadcaster has traditionally relied on such sales as a significant contributor to its income.
15 things only people who've worked in HMV will understand
Empire Records it is not.
11 music struggles kids of today will never understand
Ireland's biggest home-owned chain of record stores is still growing
Sales at Golden Discs are bucking a global trend.
Poll: When did you last buy a music CD?
Today marks Independent Record Store Day, but many have moved away from physical music mediums.
Gardaí confiscate contraband DVDs and cigarettes at Balbriggan market
So far this year, 10 people have been arrested and prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods.
HMV opens another new Irish store today — this time online
The online store will be in addition to its five other stores in the Republic of Ireland which reopened two months ago.
How many of these once everyday items have you forgotten about?
The slew of new devices over the past 100 years means we’ve had to say goodbye to some items that were once staples in many people’s lives.
People love HMV... here's why
Working, listening, hanging out, buying… HMV memories are everywhere today.
Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach
CDs for the Leaving Cert Irish exam were inadvertently played at some Junior Cert exam papers yesterday. The Department of Education says an investigation is underway.
The burning question*: Do you prefer to buy CDs or (legal) downloads?
This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns
Dublin-based [PIAS] Ireland was one of the businesses affected. It is encouraging people to support independent labels who lost stock in the fire by downloading music from their websites.
7.4% - investors fall away as government default fears continue
Up, and up, and up…
Insuring against Irish default costs more now than ever before
Bad sign: purchasing insurance against an Irish bond default is more expensive today than it has ever been.
Cost of insuring against Irish debt hits record high