Willie O'Reilly

Willie O'Reilly

Hitler hilarity shows there’s no limits on taste

Hitler hilarity shows there’s no limits on taste

From Charlie Chaplin to the BBC, the creative community has long been fascinated by World War II

All hands on the media deck for Brexit endgame

All hands on the media deck for Brexit endgame

The horror show in Westminster is turning everything it touches into a frenzy, and the media coverage is no exception

Entitled millennials lead backlash against TV licence fee

Entitled millennials lead backlash against TV licence fee

Older people are used to getting what they pay for. The young pay sweet FA. How to convince them of RTE’s value?

RTÉ needs to open new channels with government

RTÉ needs to open new channels with government

The national broadcaster can’t keep fulfilling the same responsibilities with less money, so a better relationship with Fine Gael is key

Why ‘Lone Gunmen’ are never really alone

Why ‘Lone Gunmen’ are never really alone

People who see themselves as defenders of a twisted vision of American society find like minds on websites peddling hatred

The Boris Johnson Show must go on, but how?

The Boris Johnson Show must go on, but how?

Britain’s new prime minister has always known how to play the media to further his career. But who will he ridicule and rile now that he’s the one in power?

Netflix’s new world is a scary one for the old order

Netflix’s new world is a scary one for the old order

TV stations have had to look on as Netflix gobbles up their audience. And it’s not going to get any easier for them

The problem of the summer schedule has become the opportunity of summer sports

The problem of the summer schedule has become the opportunity of summer sports

It’s summer, and as we leave the sofa to go outside, who’s still watching telly?

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