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TV3 outlines plans for leaders’ election debate
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TV3 outlines plans for leaders’ election debate

Jan 24th 2011, 4:31 PM 1,458 Views 1 Comment

The commercial broadcaster wants to hold a three-way leaders’ debate, with the heads of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour.

Sky football pundits in hot water over ‘sexist chat'
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Sky football pundits in hot water over ‘sexist chat'

Jan 23rd 2011, 2:06 PM 2,715 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday audio records men sounding like Richard Keys and Andy Gray, making sexist remarks about a female linesman.

Slideshow: Top 10 paid iPhone apps - ever!
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Slideshow: Top 10 paid iPhone apps - ever!

Jan 19th 2011, 6:46 PM 1,373 Views 0 Comments

Angry Birds fans may be surprised to see the hit game isn’t right at the top…

RTE refuse to confirm they are planning rival show to Vincent Browne
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RTE refuse to confirm they are planning rival show to Vincent Browne

Jan 19th 2011, 11:56 AM 1,171 Views 0 Comments

Nothing has been decided yet says RTE as it gears up for “wide-ranging” programming to cover the general election.

The weirdest places to advertise and still have an impact (Gallery)
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The weirdest places to advertise and still have an impact (Gallery)

Jan 18th 2011, 7:27 PM 1,328 Views 0 Comments

Check out this slideshow of odd advertising places, from outer space to egg shells.

Almost 100 journalists killed because of their work in 2010
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Almost 100 journalists killed because of their work in 2010

Jan 13th 2011, 1:05 PM 341 Views 0 Comments

Two news media staff a week died last year – and most were local journalists reporting on corruption and crime in their own back yard.

Last edition for The Kingdom newspaper as 11 jobs lost
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Last edition for The Kingdom newspaper as 11 jobs lost

Jan 13th 2011, 12:31 PM 1,488 Views 0 Comments

Presses to run one last time on local Kerry paper, the second newspaper to shut down here in a week.

Fox News president urges left and right to tone down rhetoric (Photos, video)
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Fox News president urges left and right to tone down rhetoric (Photos, video)

Jan 12th 2011, 3:10 PM 455 Views 0 Comments

Palin refutes alleged role of rhetoric in the Arizona shooting as right-aligned news organisation chief points out that the Democrats used a target map a few years ago.

Former BBC presenter wins age discrimination case
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Former BBC presenter wins age discrimination case

Jan 11th 2011, 4:37 PM 569 Views 0 Comments

Ex-Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly has won an employment tribunal against the BBC on the grounds of ageism, following her dismissal when the programme was moved to a primetime slot.

TV3 wants end to broadcast media blackout prior to election
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TV3 wants end to broadcast media blackout prior to election

Jan 7th 2011, 12:31 PM 2,155 Views 0 Comments

The TV station makes submission to BAI claiming 48-hour moratorium goes against free speech guarantees.

Amazon temporarily pulls book advising ways to manipulate the site
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Amazon temporarily pulls book advising ways to manipulate the site

Jan 6th 2011, 3:57 PM 431 Views 0 Comments

Ebook author says his publication was withdrawn by the website which had refused to remove a controversial paedophile’s guide from their listings two months ago.

News of the World suspends editor over phone hacking
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News of the World suspends editor over phone hacking

Jan 5th 2011, 9:04 PM 479 Views 0 Comments

Ian Edmondson, the paper’s assistant news editor, is suspended as part of investigations into the newspaper’s phone hacking.

TV3 reports ‘unbelievable’ December viewing figures
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TV3 reports ‘unbelievable’ December viewing figures

Dec 14th 2010, 4:12 PM 1,130 Views 0 Comments

The audience for last night’s Apprentice wasn’t its highest, but the station still saw 1.12 million tune in for the X Factor.

RTÉ prepares defence of website for Oireachtas committee
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RTÉ prepares defence of website for Oireachtas committee

Dec 12th 2010, 2:38 PM 713 Views 0 Comments

The national broadcaster will tell a committee this week that the prominence of its website is not an abuse of its remit.

Fintan O'Toole launches political reform petition online
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Fintan O'Toole launches political reform petition online

Nov 29th 2010, 4:03 PM 1,825 Views 1 Comment

Journalist has already clocked up over 900 followers on Twitter.

Journalists at regional papers to go on strike
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Journalists at regional papers to go on strike

Nov 17th 2010, 8:16 PM 400 Views 0 Comments

Staff at papers owned by Johnston Press will protest at the introduction of a new editorial system.

Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast
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Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast

Nov 12th 2010, 3:35 PM 269 Views 0 Comments

Two-year-old website agrees new deal with 77-year-old print publication.

Denis O'Brien rumoured to have taken over Phantom
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Denis O'Brien rumoured to have taken over Phantom

Nov 11th 2010, 7:52 PM 493 Views 0 Comments

The BAI gives Communicorp the green light to take over the alt-music station – which has moved in with Today FM and Newstalk.

TV3 may retain cúpla focal for minor GAA finals
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TV3 may retain cúpla focal for minor GAA finals

Nov 9th 2010, 5:34 PM 509 Views 0 Comments

The commercial broadcaster picks up the rights to the minor finals – but says it’s considering retaining the Gaeilge commentary.

RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general
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RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general

Nov 9th 2010, 2:43 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

Noel Curran, who left RTÉ in May to work privately, will succeed Cathal Goan as the head of the national broadcaster.

BBC faces blackout as journalists strike
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BBC faces blackout as journalists strike

Nov 5th 2010, 8:11 AM 214 Views 0 Comments

The BBC’s director general makes an 11th hour appeal – but the two day strike looks set to go ahead regardless.

Times reveals readership numbers behind online paywall
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Times reveals readership numbers behind online paywall

Nov 2nd 2010, 2:32 PM 280 Views 0 Comments

The Times and Sunday Times give the first indication of how many people have subscribed to the online editions.

Blasphemy law pushes Ireland from first to tenth in press index
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Blasphemy law pushes Ireland from first to tenth in press index

Oct 27th 2010, 9:08 AM 451 Views 0 Comments

The 2010 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index sees several EU countries fall, including Ireland.

Irish Times loses €27.9m after ad revenue crumbles
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Irish Times loses €27.9m after ad revenue crumbles

Oct 23rd 2010, 2:20 PM 883 Views 0 Comments

Irish Times Ltd saw a loss of €27.9m in 2009, as turnover fell – but the loss is still less than that of 2008.

Sign of the Times: NYT has twice as many Twitter followers as print subscribers
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Sign of the Times: NYT has twice as many Twitter followers as print subscribers

Oct 22nd 2010, 10:41 AM 205 Views 0 Comments

Like many newspaper, the NYT has a great online brand – if only it could do something about that unwieldy print business.

Paddy Power appeal for campaign to save ad hoardings
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Paddy Power appeal for campaign to save ad hoardings

Sep 29th 2010, 2:51 PM 565 Views 0 Comments

The bookie placed a ‘Hollywood’-style boarding within view of a tee box – and is annoyed it’s being torn down.

AOL confirms acquisition of Techcrunch
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AOL confirms acquisition of Techcrunch

Sep 28th 2010, 6:52 PM 87 Views 0 Comments

AOL considering takeover bid for TechCrunch
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AOL considering takeover bid for TechCrunch

Sep 28th 2010, 4:18 PM 221 Views 0 Comments

The internet conglomerate is reported to be in discussions to acquire the high-profile technology news blog.

UK regulator upholds Balding sexuality slur complaint
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UK regulator upholds Balding sexuality slur complaint

Sep 17th 2010, 11:17 AM 479 Views 0 Comments

The BBC Sport presenter has been referred to as a ‘dyke on a bike’ by AA Gill in a Sunday Times review.

'Daybreak' loses a fifth of its viewers in a week
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'Daybreak' loses a fifth of its viewers in a week

Sep 16th 2010, 9:13 PM 459 Views 0 Comments

Viewer figures dip drastically within days for ITV1′s new breakfast show.

Open source alternative to Facebook releases source code
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Open source alternative to Facebook releases source code

Sep 16th 2010, 4:16 PM 478 Views 0 Comments

‘Diaspora’, a social network which aims to transparently guard users’ privacy in a way Facebook doesn’t, unveils itself.

No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB
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No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB

Sep 16th 2010, 3:10 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

The British government has yet to make a decision on whether to allow the full takeover amid monopoly concerns.

BBC concedes defeat over Fergie boycott
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BBC concedes defeat over Fergie boycott

Sep 16th 2010, 9:48 AM 302 Views 0 Comments

The controller of Radio 5 Live says there’s little the BBC can do to make Alex Ferguson take part in post-match interviews.

Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name
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Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name

Sep 15th 2010, 5:05 PM 394 Views 0 Comments

Spaniard Israel Meléndez has sold his @Israel username to the Jewish state for an eye-watering “five zero” sum.

Ryan's free-to-air rugby plan faces new criticism
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Ryan's free-to-air rugby plan faces new criticism

Sep 12th 2010, 4:02 PM 314 Views 0 Comments

Eamon Ryan’s proposal that Heineken Cup games be free-to-air is criticised by the former chair of the Competition Authority.

Ivan Yates 'would like' to succeed Browne on TV3
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Ivan Yates 'would like' to succeed Browne on TV3

Sep 12th 2010, 3:32 PM 935 Views 1 Comment

Ivan would be keen to continue substituting for Vincent Browne – though other presenters got higher ratings.

The internet asks: why no coverage of the bond crisis?
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The internet asks: why no coverage of the bond crisis?

Sep 7th 2010, 2:41 PM 774 Views 1 Comment

The cost of borrowing balloons as the world fears Ireland could be the next country to fold. But why so little coverage?