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IMRO radio awards shortlist announced

In a year when radio has shown its continuing importance to Irish life, the IMRO Radio Awards 2020 shortlist has been revealed. In all, 673 entries were received for this year’s awards, which is up from 649 in 2019.  Due to government guidelines, the awards will streamed live at an event on Friday, October 2, […]

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Bord Bia ads push value of whitefish

Bord Bia is calling on consumers to try something different with Irish whitefish as part of a new campaign with recipes and virtual cook-alongs. Almost half of all Irish consumers claim to regularly buy whitefish. The campaign is encouraging the public to support local fishermen by embracing Irish whitefish for its versatility and health benefits. […]

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Public House creates radio ads for Buymie.eu

Independent creative agency The Public House have launched a new UK and Irish radio advertising campaign for the online grocery delivery service Buymie.eu. Buymie delivers weekly shop within an hour, rather than having to wait weeks for a slot. Unlike their competitors, they are refreshingly honest about the way they tell people about the app. TPH […]

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Claire Byrne to host Today show on RTÉ Radio 1

RTÉ has confirmed Claire Byrne as the new presenter for RTÉ Radio 1’s weekday mid-morning Today current affairs and magazine programme. As and from next Monday, Byrne will take over from Sarah McInerney, who has stood in as the presenter of the two-hour show (10am to midday) in recent months following Seán O’Rourke’s stepping down […]

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Newstalk makes changes to weekday shows

Newstalk has unveiled a new weekday schedule which sees lunchtime presenter Ciara Kelly join Shane Coleman (pictured) as co-anchor of the talk station’s breakfast show. Kelly, who took over from George Hook on the midday slot three years ago, will be replaced by news anchor and Breakfast Briefing and Between the Lines presenter Andrea Gilligan. […]

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Government asked to reform RTÉ over ad ban

Communicorp Media, the parent company of Newstalk which is owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, has called on the new Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport & the Gaeltacht Catherine Martin TD, to take action to reform RTÉ. The call comes following RTÉ’s decision to refuse to broadcast an ad for Newstalk on its TV […]

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Love Irish Food launches Double Up awards

As Ireland faces a major economic challenge in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and ahead of what may prove a damaging Brexit, Love Irish Food (LIF) has partnered with Core and Media Central to try and help Irish food and drink brand owners command more consumer attention by launching a new awards competition offering free […]

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Communicorp pulls its Facebook ads

Communicorp Media, the Denis O’Brien-owned group of national and local radio stations, including Today FM, Newstalk, OTB Sports, 98FM and Spin 1038, is suspending all its paid ads on Facebook platforms for July in support of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign and in solidarity with the number of advertisers taking a stand against Facebook. […]

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CAI ads urge youths to consider accountancy

Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) has launched a new ad campaign to kick off the application process for the 2020/21 new student intake for the chartered accountancy qualification. The B2C, three-month campaign, ‘Secure Your Success,’ runs across radio, social, digital and press from this week through to when applications close on September 30. The campaign, which […]

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Bauer extends online radio across Ireland

Bauer Media in Belfast has expanded its reach by enabling online listening across the island of Ireland. For the first time, consumers south of the border will be able to either tune in live or listen in later to the three stations – Cool FM, Downtown Radio and Downtown Country – through its branded mobile […]

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Boys+Girls radio ad airs dangers of drowning

As more people than ever visit Irish beaches due to the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the closure of supervised swimming pools and has restricted international travel, Boys+Girls has created a radio and digital campaign for Swim Ireland and the Royal Life Saving Society to highlight the loss of young lives during Drowning […]

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IMRO Radio Awards to be streamed live

In place of the annual gala dinner in Kilkenny, the IMRO Radio Awards will now be staged as a live video/virtual event stream allowing the industry to join in from home or in smaller station groups. Radio stations will be able to submit the same number of entries this year free of charge as they […]

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Matt Damon talks to Spin 1038’s breakfast show

Dublin youth station Spin 1038 scored a major coup over its media rivals by getting an exclusive interview with Hollywood movie star on its ‘Fully Charged with Graham and Nathan’ breakfast show. The interview was broadcast in full this morning on as he spoke about his time spent in Ireland where he has been living […]

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