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TV3 wins Champions Cup rugby rights

Following its coverage of Ireland’s memorable NatWest 6 Nations grand slam win, TV34 has secured the rights to Champions Cup rugby rights in a four-year deal. The Virgin Media-owned TV group will broadcast one live Champions Cup match per week of the tournament from the start of next season (October 2018) until the final in May […]

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Rothco recreates JFK’s voice for Dallas speech

The Times Ireland edition commissioned Rothco to mark President John F Kennedy’s legacy in the lead up to the end of the centenary of his birth. ‘JFK Unsilenced’ uses specialist AI technology to recreate the speech the 35th US president was due to make in Dallas, on the day, November 22nd 1963, he was assassinated. […]

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Irish dancers on a high at London’s Shard

Kicking off the St Patrick’s celebrations in London in style, Tourism Ireland arranged for a troupe of Irish dancers to ascend The Shard, to perform Europe’s highest Irish dance. A spectacle not to be missed, the dancers will return on St Patrick’s Day, with performances throughout the afternoon. Anyone with the name Patrick, Patricia or […]

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Deadline nears for An Post’s Smarts

Irish marketers are reminded that the deadline for this year’s An Post Smart marketing awards is 5pm on Thursday, March 29. The awards aim to recognise and reward innovative marketing campaigns undertaken by Irish businesses of all sizes. The ‘Fox’ goes to campaigns voted as the most impactful, insightful, intelligent and innovative. A single entry costs €150 […]

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Bank of Ireland has plans to improve homes

Bank of Ireland is marking the fourth year of its sponsoring home renovation show Room to Improve with the announcement of a number of home buying events taking place nationwide this year. The show with architect Dermot Bannon returned to RTÉ television recently with singer Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella guesting in the first episode. […]

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O’Callaghan signs up to Topline for Men’s Sheds

Hardware, DIY and building materials supplier Topline has teamed up with Irish Men’s Sheds to try and help the men’s community initiative across the country. Former Munster, Ireland and Lions rugby player Donncha O’Callaghan is acting as brand ambassador. Topline has over 160 members nationwide and the Irish Men’s Sheds Association supports 400 members. The […]

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Dunnes Stores on top in growing grocery market

Dunnes Stores tops the grocery market for the three months to February 25 in share figures released by Kantar Worldpanel. Growth for the period was up by 3.9 per cent to €96 million.  Dave Berry, director, Kantar Worldpanel, said two factors led to the growth. First, shoppers bought slightly more expensive items, reflected in sales growth […]

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Ireland ads hit Italy’s airports and train stations

Almost 19 million Italians are expected to see ads promoting Ireland as a tourist destination in metro stations in the cities of Rome, Milan and Brescia, as well as on 280 screens in 13 different airports around Italy, over the coming weeks. A new Tourism Ireland campaign with Boscolo Tours, one of Italy’s leading tour […]

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News Ireland goes with new-look Times

The Times, Ireland Edition, will unveil a new design this weekend. The new look is the result of feedback from readers across the country and follows the launch of the print edition last June. As well as a new layout throughout the edition, there are a number of new appointments and extra Irish content, including opinion, […]

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Bord Bia top Irish company for CSR reputation

Bord Bia has been named as the company or organisation with the best corporate social responsibility (CSR) reputation in Ireland, the latest Ireland CSR RepTrak study, announced by JWT Group’s The Reputations Agency (TRA) shows. Kerry Group (second), Google (third), An Post (fourth) and Lidl (fifth) occupied this year’s other top five positions. It is […]

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MediaCom lists top Irish women in TMT

Women occupy key leadership roles in some of Ireland’s tech, media and telecos (TMT). Some lead  major corporations , while others are the main driving force behind revenue and innovation. A number of them have a major influence on what the Irish public reads, sees or hears, while at least one is responsible for protecting […]

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Fiver Friday to return to Joe Duffy’s Liveline

Liveline’s Fiver Friday returns to the national airwaves on March 16. Following the adverse weather conditions from the ‘Beast from the East’ last week and the nationwide red alert to remain indoors,  many thousands of local businesses have suffered loss to their earnings. Liveline is encouraging people to spend locally and to support their community. In July 2011, Joe […]

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Rothco marks IWD with pay inequality notice

In recognition of International Women’s Day, creative agency Rothco have launched a campaign to help highlight pay inequality and the silence which is fuelling it. ‘The Page Gap’ centres on a collection of bespoke Smythson diaries which are being sent to women of influence in Ireland, the UK and beyond on International Women’s Day (Thursday, […]

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