Irish broadcaster will not censor Fairytale Of New York lyric
By Rebecca Black, Press AssociationIrish broadcaster RTE has said it will not censor the word faggot from the Pogues’ gritty Christmas hit Fairytale Of New York.
By Rebecca Black, Press AssociationIrish broadcaster RTE has said it will not censor the word faggot from the Pogues’ gritty Christmas hit Fairytale Of New York.
Louise KellyWhat began as a chat between Philip King and Glen Hansard has now evolved into...
Wayne O'ConnorRTE has admitted it has "clear work to do" if it wants to address its gender pay gap...
Samantha McCaughren, Business Editor The boss of TV3, which was last week rebranded as Virgin Media Television, has written to RTE claiming the national broadcaster has been exercising 'de facto censorship' of its commercial rival.
Aoife Kelly RTE's autumn schedule offers a strong line-up of home-grown drama from Taken Down to The Resistance, new and returning comedy with Amy Huberman's Finding Joy and Podge and Rodge (with...
By Aoife Moore, Press Association Ireland Veteran football pundit Eamon Dunphy has announced he will no longer appear on RTE sport after 40 years with the broadcaster.
Samantha McCaughren RTE and the Department of Communications are locked in discussions about how the broadcaster spends its windfall from the €107.5m sale of land at its Donnybrook site.
Allison Bray RTE could be forced to pay out retrospective employment benefits for years to 157 workers who were wrongly classified as self employed.
Kirsty Blake Knox Legal drama Striking Out could be struck off RTE's schedule.
Barry Egan All roads - and perhaps even some flight plans for private jets - led to the Kingdom last Friday for the Irish wedding of the summer so far. Well, the guests did include RTE chairwoman Moya Doherty, her other half, Riverdance guru John McColgan, Today FM's Ian Dempsey, TV3 and Today FM's Matt Cooper as well as RTE's Sean...
Denise Calnan Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reacted to the results of two exit polls ahead of the official referendum count, saying; "It's looking like we will make history."
Gareth Cross RTE has defended their decision to broadcast the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying there will likely be huge public interest in the nuptials and the coverage is being provided...
John McGee How many reports on the future of public service broadcasting in Ireland do we need? Seriously, it's a legitimate question. Over the last 20 years, countless reports on the topic have been published...
Samantha McCaughren RTE director general Dee Forbes has said the broadcaster again expects to make a loss in the current year and described the organisation's successive deficits as unsustainable.
The DUP has rejected a leaked draft agreement that reportedly shows the UK and Republic of Ireland officials have tentatively agreed to keep Northern Ireland’s regulations in line with those of European Union after Brexit.
A television sports producer allegedly messaged that he "felt horny" to someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl, a court has heard.
Independent.ie Newsdesk An employee of RTE has been charged in the UK with attempting to engage in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.
Sean O'Grady Caitriona Perry has told how she will be very sad to leave her job as Washington Correspondent for RTE to front the Six One news in January.
The first broadcast of court proceedings in Ireland will help demystify the courtroom, the chief justice has said.
Samantha McCaughren RTE has warned staff that a better redundancy package will not be offered by the company amid concerns that some staff were holding out for improved terms.
By Beverley Rouse, Press Association Helping people to see life through the eyes of those on the autistic spectrum is the aim of new children’s TV show Pablo, its creator has said.
Cathal McMahon, Ger Keville and Clodagh Sheehy Popular sports presenter Jimmy Magee has died, aged 82.
Liam Collins As an old-style reporter Valerie Cox has never been the story herself until now, when she least expected it.
Samantha McCaughren The National Concert Hall was decked out in TV3's signature silver and purple hues last week for the glitzy launch of its autumn schedule. The last quarter of the year is the key revenue-generating season for television and so the team from Ballymount in Dublin was in full showbiz mode, highlighting the best the group has to offer...
Melanie Finn Grainne Seoige hit the headlines earlier this year when her contract with RTE was brought to an end, but the Herald can reveal she is set for a return to the broadcaster.
Wayne O'Connor RTE's former political correspondent David Davin-Power has strongly criticised a lack of racial diversity at the national broadcaster.
David Davin-Power RTE is a great organisation - I should know, I worked there long enough - but corporate communication has never been one of its strengths.
Alan O'Keeffe and Sean O'Grady Marty Whelan has said there is about as much chance of him winning the Lottery as making it into RTE's top ten earners.
Eilis O'Hanlon It was Sherlock Holmes who, investigating a tricky case, drew attention to the "curious incident of the dog in the night time".
RTE is to review "role and gender equality" across the organisation following concern over pay disparity.
Samantha McCaughren RTE's radio station 2fm was the only station at the broadcaster whose commercial revenue fell last year. A breakdown to each station's commercial income and public service top-up is revealed...
Maeve Sheehan With her ice-cool beauty, Grainne Seoige was one of RTE's hottest stars. But new records reveal how the Galway television presenter faced plunging revenues at her production company as RTE...
Eoghan Harris No matter what the summer weather has in store, I am happy to be back in Field's coffee shop in Skibbereen. Here feedback is right in my face.
Independent.ie Newsdesk BT Sport will screen all Champions Cup and Challenge Cup games in the UK and Ireland for a four-year cycle from the beginning of the 2018/19 season.
Aoife Kelly Several Irish documentaries from the wonderful 'His & Hers' and 'Mom and Me' from director Ken Wardrop to Alex Fegan's 'Older than Ireland' have shone a light on the lives of elderly people in...
Samantha McCaughren Sky and RTE have clashed over plans by the Government to capture some of the €50m in Irish ad revenue going to the London-based media group and other UK channels.
Eilis O'Hanlon Plans to sell off RTE land at Donnybrook continue apace. In March, the national broadcaster listed for sale a parcel of land totalling 8.64 acres through posh estate agent Savills at a guide price of...
Eoghan Harris The RTE news shots of Gerry Adams in a Dail 'doughnut' with Mary Lou McDonald and EU emissary Michel Barnier were a Sinn Fein spin doctor's dream.
Eoghan Harris Last week saw both the strongest and weakest RTE response to the biggest problem in Irish politics - how to handle the past legacy of Sinn Fein as it bids for power, North and South.
Kathy Armstrong The organisers of the World Irish Dancing Championships are "holding out hope" that RTE will air the event.
Nicola Anderson Anton Savage has paid a moving tribute to his father, Tom Savage, describing him as “generous and kind, courageous and loyal” and who had seen money as “something to be given away as quickly...
Colm McCarthy RTE has just announced a reduction in staff numbers of 10- 15pc - the total staff is almost 2,000, so around 250 jobs will go. Management hope that retirements and voluntary severance will do the trick, without compulsory redundancies, and have embarked on consultation with unions.
Donal Lynch Professor Chris Fitzpatrick was for many years Master of the Coombe, and delivered many babies into the world. So it's high praise indeed when Moya Doherty, chairwoman of RTE and producer of Riverdance, notes that "what he's actually really good at is delivering words".
Melanie Finn RTE has said it only takes “a percentage” of the revenue generated from the voting lines on Dancing With The Stars Ireland.
Kirsty Blake Knox It's the end of an era - presenter Grainne Seoige is no longer under an exclusive contract with RTE.
Luke Byrne National broadcaster RTE tried to get convicted drug dealer John Gilligan to appear as a guest on its entertainment flagship, The Late Late Show.
Liam Collins It hardly took an eagle eye but sometimes letter writers to the newspapers put their finger on things us hacks either ignore or don't see.
Melanie Finn Almost €2.5m was spent on RTE's Centenary concert which aired on Bank Holiday Easter Monday and lasted 85 minutes.
Samantha McCaughren RTE will face a new challenge from an enlarged TV3 Group next year, as the commercial broadcaster develops its new station be3 and capitalises on the return of Coronation Street and Emmerdale...
This is the moment a hero Canadian ambassador, who made global headlines when he took down a terrorist gunman, tackled a protester at a 1916 ceremony in Dublin.
Both parliamentary parties are holding fast and a breakthrough does not seem likely according to Michael Noonan
Alsion is a judge on RTE's latest series of 'Dragon's Den' she holds strong views on equality in business and wants to pass down those same values to her daughters.
Eleanor McEvoy is one of the new 'Dragons' in the latest iteration of RTE's version of 'Dragon's Den'. She believes that there is a difference of approach between the genders when it comes to business.
Reflecting the Rising Workshops at DIT Aungier Street.
Jason Kennedy A café where people can relax, eat cake and discuss their own mortality may not sound like the cheeriest way to spend an afternoon, but broadcaster Valerie Cox thinks it may be a...
Davitt Walsh rescued the only survivor of the horrific accident in Co Donegal
A Prison Officer is recovering in hospital after he was injured in a bomb attack this morning.
Tanaiste Joan Burton joked with reporters after leaving the final televised leaders' debate of the general election campaign.
A lovely story from The Late Late Show lastnight on Ireland's 'most romantic couple'
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you put your mum in full control of you tinder?
The Taoiseach Michael D Higgins has chaired a meeting on dealing with the fall out of heavy flooding in areas surrounding the River Shannon.
Donal Lynch 'Aminefield". That's how Orlaith Carmody describes media interviews in her new book about leadership and communication, Perform As A Leader. And from the besuited, arms folded, full length picture...
Laura Larkin A nephew of former crime boss Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch is in line for a windfall as he is due to appear on this week’s Winning Streak.
Elaine McCahill RTE news reporter Jonathan Clynch is said to be overwhelmed by the support he has received since it was revealed he is gender fluid.
Daniel McConnell The State's bad bank, Nama complained to RTE about alleged "biased" treatment by one of its presenters, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Emma Jane Hade RTE spent more than €630,000 on guests and audiences for some of their most popular programmes last year.
Dundalk midfielder Richie Towell was slated on social media for an apparent kick on St Patrick's Athletic's Jamie McGrath.
As presenter of the world's longest running chat show, Ryan Tubridy has access to guests of an impeccable calibre.
Jason Kennedy Dermot Bannon has batted off suggestions that Room to Improve has widened his appeal among RTE’s female fan base and revealed that he’s “too old to be a heart-throb”.
RTE star Ryan Tubridy is on his third day of a week-long trip which he has described as ‘humbling and enlightening’.
FORMER Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he has been the subject of “vicious” hatemail and threatening calls since leaving office in the run-up to Ireland’s economic crash.
Irish model Thalia Heffernan has spoken of the violence she experienced when she was mugged.
John Meagher It was called 'Project Seville'. Nobody at TV3 seems to know how the name was arrived at, but it was the strategy the station, based in Ballymount, west Dublin, enacted to make sure it was ready for...
Tubridy on 2FM An Irish woman who fell pregnant after meeting a man in Copper Face Jacks more than twelve years ago is seeking the help of the nation to reconnect with the father of her eleven-year-old son.
Bob Hughes News that TV3 is to be sold - subject to regulatory and ministerial approval - to platform provider UPC, sees another seismic shift in the turbulent world of Irish television.
Liam Collins Liam O Murchu, or Billy Murphy as he was known as a young man in Cork, pioneered a commendable but ultimately futile attempt to introduce bilingualism into everyday language through his RTE programme Trom agus Eadrom, which ran from 1975 to 1985.
Ray D’Arcy spoke to Mary O’Rourke about her reaction to last night’s documentary about her nephew, the late Brian Lenihan.
RTE Ray D’Arcy spoke to Mary O’Rourke about her reaction to last night’s documentary about her nephew, the late Brian Lenihan.
Steve Dempsey Media companies are getting together like never before. Charter's hooking up with Time Warner Cable. Verizon has tied the knot with AOL. Vox media recently snapped up Re/code. And the canniest...
James Donoghue The Munster GAA Council in a bizarre decision has banned counties from videoing games in the province.
RTE 2fm RTE's Ryan Tubridy looked slightly nervous before popping into a giant inflatable ball and rolling down a hill in Donegal.
Philip Ryan State broadcaster RTE and businessman Denis O'Brien have clashed over the deadline for appeal by the station of the High Court injunction which stopped it from airing details of Mr O'Brien's...
Meave Sheehan and Ronald Quinlan THE minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said that it is not tenable that media organisations here are unable to report on what has taken place in the Dail while media outlets abroad can.
Declan Lynch It was John Giles who, not for the first time, got to the essence.
Nicola Anderson President Michael D Higgins led mourners at the funeral of the legendary Bill O'Herlihy today.
The stars of RTE's new show Exiles tell us about their worries about starring on a reality television show and relocating to Canada.
An emotional Eamon Dunphy failed to hold back the tears as he hailed Bill O'Herlihy as a great broadcaster, stating that his ability to engage people with the subject matter set him apart from all others.
Jason Kennedy Mimic and broadcaster Oliver Callan breached RTE’s marriage referendum “gagging order” this morning when he took part in the Abbey Theatres’ Noble Call for Marriage Equality.
Independent.ie Newsdesk A NEW app for smartphones has seen independent broadcasters and RTE join forces to bring the country’s 43 radio stations to the one place.
Colum Kenny It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry listening to Irish Government ministers kick for touch.
Clare Cullen RTE presenter Darren Kennedy today posted a video supporting a YES vote in the Marriage Equality referendum, weeks after RTE imposed a 'gagging order' across staff, freelancers and independent...
Sharon McGowan She's one of RTE's most in-demand presenters, which is why Kathryn Thomas' pocket wasn't affected by the recession.
Tony McCoy is praying that Robbie McNamra recovers from serious injuries he picked up during a horrific fall at Wexford on Friday.
Louise Hogan STATE broadcaster RTE has warned staff to take care not to air their views on the upcoming referenda on social media platforms.
Sam Griffin COMMUNICATIONS Minister Alex White says he is in favour of adding Six Nations matches to the ‘free-to-air list’ but says no decision has been taken yet.
Jody Corcoran So a semi-state company regularly meets with a Government minister and no minutes or other records of note are kept or published.
Joe O'Shea A sensational day of sport that united the nation. But will we soon be looking back at last weekend's Six Nations thrill-ride as one of the last occasions we could all watch together?
Murderer Graham Dwyer appeared on RTE home makeover show ‘Beyond the Hall Door’ when he was a 27-year-old architect in 2000.
Kirsty Blake Knox and Adam Cullen More rugby fans tuned in to RTE to see France and England battle it out in Twickenham last Saturday than watched Ireland's victory against Scotland at Murrayfield.
Damian Lawlor Two weeks ago, having suffered a home defeat to Tipperary, Davy Fitzgerald emerged from beneath a grey cloud hanging over the Clare dressing-room. He declared that it wasn't all doom and gloom, even as the run of 12 months without a victory in league or championship continued.
Donal Lynch There's a line from Kenny Rogers' song The Gambler that sticks in Padraig O Ceidigh's head: "You've got to know when to hold them, when to fold them, when to walk away and when to run."
Declan Lynch I happened upon an episode of Mastermind recently, still apparently thriving after 40 years on the BBC, and an ancient question formed in my mind: how did this ever get made? What manner of madness was in the air at that time, that would permit the making of a quiz programme for a mass TV audience with questions that were...
David O'Beirne Sunday Independent's Barry Egan meets RTE broadcaster Mary Whelan.
RTE Radio One/Drivetime RTE Broadcaster Mary Wilson cut short a car crash interview with RENUA TD Terence Flanagan, who was unable to answer several questions about the new party.
Tim Healy RTE is suing TV3 for around €1m in a dispute over an alleged failure to pay for digital transmission services.
Colm Kelpie RTE and TV3 are due before the Commercial Court on Monday in a legal dispute over transmission tariffs.
Kirsty Blake Knox Expatriates missing the drama of Carrigstown or Ryan Tubridy's late-night offerings will now be able to catch up with their favourite shows on RTE's International Player App.
ALLISON BRAY State broadcaster RTE and TV3 are charging some "guests" thousands of euros to appear on daytime chat shows to sell their brands, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Laura Larkin RTE has bought top-of-the-range smartphones for a third of its staff, but is refusing to say how much it spent on them.
By Laura Larkin and Elaine McCahill RTE has confirmed that it received 90 complaints about Friday's Late Late Show.
Independent.ie Newsdesk National broadcaster RTE suffered a slight blunder this evening as viewers watched newsreader Eileen Dunne wait patiently for her return to camera.
Following on from the success of 'Love/ Hate' and 'Charlie', RTE and the Irish Film Board have announced the five original Irish dramas battling it out in this year's Storyland competition.
Teresa Murphy Derg Credit Union based in east Clare has launched a major new initiative to help its members manage household bills.
Kirsty Blake Knox These days everyone is a critic; something writer of RTE's three-part political drama 'Charlie', Colin Teevan, is all too aware of.
Paul O'Donoghue RTE is set to spend as much as €3m upgrading two of its television studios as a ratings battle with rival station UTV Ireland kicked off yesterday.
Elaine McCahill State broadcaster RTE will not be showing the 2015 Irish Film and Television Academy's awards for the first time in over a decade after this year's ceremony was heavily criticised.
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