Willie O'Reilly

Willie O'Reilly

Increasing numbers are prepared to stump up for online services, which bodes well for those trying to make a digital living

Increasing numbers are prepared to stump up for online services, which bodes well for those trying to make a digital living

We all love free stuff on the internet, but for much of it to survive, we have to find a way to pay the people who produce it, writes Willie O'Reilly

Broadcasting heavyweight showing no signs of slowing down

Broadcasting heavyweight showing no signs of slowing down

Pat Kenny has always tested the limits of his talents and ability

Today, exactly halfway through 2019, is a good time to review the big media stories of the year. Here are my top five

Today, exactly halfway through 2019, is a good time to review the big media stories of the year. Here are my top five

Getting the social media house in order It has been a slow process, but Facebook and its social m...

Love Island's shallowness has its winning simplicity

Love Island's shallowness has its winning simplicity

It’s essentially a David Attenborough mating documentary with thongs. But Love Island is simply too popular to ignore

Podcasting is the new gold rush, but most hopefuls will make no money

Podcasting is the new gold rush, but most hopefuls will make no money

The latest outbreak of podcast fever fails to recognise the cost of making quality audio or engaging an audience to compete with radio. This bubble will burst

2FM has Ray Burke and Gerry Ryan to thank for its continuing success and survival

2FM has Ray Burke and Gerry Ryan to thank for its continuing success and survival

The controversial minister’s 1990 attack on the station roused the public and ushered in the Ryan-led glory days

Equality can wait – RTÉ won’t risk its cash cow

Equality can wait – RTÉ won’t risk its cash cow

Ryan Tubridy speculated that the next presenter of The Late Late Show would be a woman. But change will not come soon to this male bastion

Ad agencies feel the heat from climate change activists

Ad agencies feel the heat from climate change activists

The marketeers have the power to alter our habits – and they are being urged to stop selling us things we don’t need

Election posters are so last century

Election posters are so last century

Do election candidates really still have to hoist their effigy up a pole? What’s wrong with using radio and TV?

A talent for making a good impression

A talent for making a good impression

Mario Rosenstock has been making us laugh for two decades and he is still going strong in a new role

‘Tech’ firms can no longer publish and be damned

‘Tech’ firms can no longer publish and be damned

If RTÉ had live-streamed the Christchurch atrocity there would have been hell to pay. Facebook et al are media companies, they need to take responsibility for what they publish

The real cost of print’s decline

The real cost of print’s decline

Print journalism is under threat, but it is a vital part of our democracy and we stand to lose too much if it goes

Drink ban to hit outdoor ads hard

Drink ban to hit outdoor ads hard

Changes in legislation will be an issue for the outdoor advertising industry, a forum for marketing that has changed hugely in the past 40 years

INM’s best hope is to go private

INM’s best hope is to go private

Struggling Indo can be saved by owners with vision – like the venture capitalists who turned around the Radio Times

Redefining the concept of creativity in adland

Redefining the concept of creativity in adland

TBWA’s Deirdre Waldron says ‘being creative is taking anything from inside your head and doing it’