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The €23m question hanging over Independent News & Media


The boardroom row at Independent News & Media over a proposed bid last year for Denis O’Brien’s Newstalk keeps rumbling on. And on… and on. Chief executive Robert Pitt, who fell out with INM’s chairman, Leslie Buckley, appears to be in it for the long haul. Protected under whistleblower legislation, he seems content to sit […]


RTE’s Forbes can’t afford to squander land windfall


“RTE has toyed with selling a chunk of its very valuable Dublin 4 site many times but as money has become increasingly tight, the pressure to cash-in has intensified. The broadcaster is to sell over eight acres of its site for more than €75m and as it tries to reshape the operation for a digital […]


Full steam ahead for Titanic Belfast as profits soar by 57p

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“Profits at the North’s most popular visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast, increased last year by 57pc to £1.25m (€1.44m). New accounts show that the firm enjoyed the increase in pre-tax profits as revenues increased marginally from £11.6m to £11.9m in the 12 months to the end of March last year. The directors’ report states that in the […]


Online-only media ‘least trustworthy institution in Ireland’

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“The rise of fake news has helped further erode faith in the media, according to a new report that finds it is now the least trusted institution in Ireland. However, while trust in online-only media has plummeted, faith in traditional media has increased over the last two years, the study shows. The latest Edelman Ireland […]


Digital to overtake traditional media ad spending for very first time


Spend on digital advertising is set to overtake all other forms of marketing for the first time, according to eMarketer’s latest advertising spending forecasts. Over the next 12 months, digital advertising spending will leap by 12pc, to total €433m, equating to 51.4pc of total media advertising spending in Ireland. Mobile advertising efforts will represent 62pc […]


Boulder Media to take on additional staff


“Boulder Media, the Dublin-based animation firm behind the BBC’s reboot of Danger Mouse, has announced plans to take on additional staff as part of a move to a larger studio space. The company, which was acquired by US toymaker Hasbro for an undisclosed sum last year, currently employs 160 people in Ireland. The deal came […]


Irish ad agency boycotts YouTube


“One of Ireland’s biggest advertising agencies has confirmed that it has begun a boycott of YouTube advertising on behalf of some of Ireland’s largest brands. Core Media, which represents Heineken, AIB and the National Lottery among others, is pulling all campaigns over concerns that ads are appearing within videos that include extremist content. “Until we […]


RTÉ announces 250 job cuts and will use site sale to restructure


“A restructuring at State broadcaster RTÉ involving significant job cuts and the sale of part of its Donnybrook grounds in Dublin 4 was outlined to staff this morning. RTÉ director general Dee Forbes confirmed this morning that there would be up to 250 job losses as part of a voluntary exit programme over a 24-month […]


Google Ireland faces boycott over ads in extremist videos


“A NUMBER of major Irish advertisers are to consider suspending their ad campaigns with Google Ireland following claims that their ads are supporting extremist videos on YouTube. “We have outlined concerns and offered [clients] the choice of pausing their YouTube and Google Display Network activity should they wish to do so,” said Graham Taylor, chief […]