Newstalk parent company Communicorp Group has announced that Chris Donoghue is leaving his roles as Group Political Editor and Newstalk 'On The Record' presenter.
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
Robert Pitt has resigned as chief executive of Independent News and Media (INM) following an extraordinary row that had waged in the media company for over a year.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017
By Joe Leogue
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017
Costs associated with probes into corporate governance helped to damage profits at Independent News and Media, the group has said.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
Independent News & Media is not compliant with part of a corporate governance code requiring at least half of its board be independent, a review by INM has found.
Sat, 29 Apr, 2017
Independent News & Media (INM) chief Robert Pitt used whistleblowing legislation to complain around the time a dispute raged inside the media firm over the potential acquisition of Newstalk, it has emerged.
Wed, 22 Mar, 2017
Thu, 27 Oct, 2016
The concentration of media ownership in Ireland has been identified as “high risk” in a major EU study on media diversity.
Fri, 01 Apr, 2016
Figures make happy reading for RTÉ Radio 1 as veteran presenters increase listenership by 77,000
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015
The Government has agreed new powers which will allow a minister determine whether proposed media mergers are in the public interest in terms of diversity in the sector.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
There’s a limit to what a slightly OCD independent member of the Oireachtas can do on this, writes Alison O’ Connor
Fri, 24 Apr, 2015
Independent News & Media (INM) has announced further cuts to its editorial staff, with up to 30 people set to leave as part of the group’s ongoing implementation of a broader digital strategy and a more collective working environment across its main newspaper titles, which include the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015
Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp radio group is expecting strong revenue growth this year after sharply reducing its losses last year.
Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
Newstalk radio station has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission in which it claims the payment of TV licence fees to RTÉ is not compatible with European Union rules on state aid.
Wed, 13 Aug, 2014
The provisional liquidator appointed to the company that publishes Buy and Sell magazine, yesterday asked the High Court for permission to sell it to a subsidiary firm of the Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp media group is set to become the fourth largest commercial radio owner in the UK after agreeing the acquisition of eight regional stations.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2014
Denis O'Brien's Communicorp Group is set to buy eight regional radio stations in the UK.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2014
Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said diversity of media ownership will be one of his guiding principles when he assumes legislative responsibility for newspapers and broadcast media in Ireland later this year.
Wed, 01 Jan, 2014
Thought you were free to make your own decisions? Think again. Diana Kitt speaks to three people who decide what we eat, wear and listen to.
Sun, 27 Oct, 2013
Communicorp has 60 days to inform the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) if it considers the appointment of owner Denis O’Brien ally Leslie Buckley as chairman of Independent News and Media “relevant” to his media holdings.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2012
Denis O’Brien’s 29.9% holding in Independent News and Media does not constitute a controlling stake, according to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).
Fri, 27 Jul, 2012
Enda Kenny will ring the New York Stock Exchange bell on Mar 19 to open the day’s trading on Wall St.
Tue, 13 Mar, 2012
CONTROVERSIAL businessman Denis O’Brien won Ireland’s lucrative second mobile phone licence because shamed former communications minister Michael Lowry meddled in the selection process.
Wed, 23 Mar, 2011
PRE-TAX losses at commercial radio giant Communicorp increased more than threefold last year to €5.2 million.
Wed, 15 Dec, 2010
LIMERICK-based radio station Spin South-West remains on course to break even by the end of 2011 despite its latest set of accounts showing a loss of nearly €1 million.
Tue, 22 Dec, 2009
DENIS O’Brien has upped his stake in Independent News & Media.
Tue, 27 May, 2008
The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) has today approved the proposed sale by EMAP to Communicorp of Today FM and Highland Radio, but has not approved the proposed sale of FM104 to Communicorp.
Mon, 08 Oct, 2007
The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland is expected to make a decision today on whether to approve Denis O'Brien's planned takeover of three more radio stations.
Mon, 08 Oct, 2007
ALTHOUGH just a few months ago Denis O’Brien was distancing himself from speculation regarding a bid for Emap’s Irish radio operations, his emergence as the successful bidder — through his Communicorp Group — this week, has really come as no surprise to the industry.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2007
Denis O'Brien’s Communicorp Group Limited has purchased the three Irish radio stations owned by Emap plc, it was announced today.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2007
Thomas Crosbie Media (TCM) owner Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH) has purchased majority stakes in two Waterford radio stations — WLR FM and Beat 102-103 — in separate deals with a combined value in the region of €14m.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2007
THE Ryan Academy for entrepreneurship is to bestow the honour of fellow to the 1998-2006 finalists of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards today.
Thu, 18 Jan, 2007
Mainstream British television channels will broadcast on Ireland's new trial digital service, it was announced today.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2006
IT is estimated that there are eight interested parties vying to buy regional radio station, Waterford Local Radio (WLR), which is valued at close to €8 million.
Tue, 13 Jun, 2006
THE Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) plans to award a licence to run a commercial radio station in the south-west.
Wed, 22 Feb, 2006
DENIS O’Brien’s radio firm Communicorp Group has bought two radio stations in the Ukraine.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2006
BANK OF IRELAND has controversially appointed multi-millionaire tax exile Denis O’Brien as its new deputy chairman.
Thu, 15 Sep, 2005
THE board of Dublin talk radio station NewsTalk 106 has appointed Elaine Geraghty as chief executive. Ms. Geraghty replaces Dan Healy, who tendered his resignation on June 16. The appointment will take effect from September 15.
Fri, 05 Aug, 2005
ACCOUNTANT Donal Buggy told the resumed Moriarty Tribunal hearing yesterday the Department of Communications asked him to carry out a financial analysis of the Denis O’Brien-led Esat Digifone consortium just days before the State’s second mobile phone licence was issued.
Thu, 19 Jun, 2003
ROWS between the Irish and Norwegian partners threatened Esat Digifone’s survival less than a week before the consortium was granted the licence to operate the country’s second mobile phone network, the Moriarty Tribunal heard yesterday.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2003
BUSINESSMAN Denis O’Brien pledged that Esat Digifone would remain Irish-controlled and there would be a three-to-one voting ratio in favour of the Irish investors, the Moriarty Tribunal heard yesterday.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2003
FINANCIER Dermot Desmond’s backing of Esat Digifone was not known to the civil servant in charge of the evaluation process when the Irish-led consortium won the second mobile phone licence, the Moriarty Tribunal heard yesterday.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2002