Willie O'Reilly

Willie O'Reilly

RTÉ badly needs to win friends and influence the government

RTÉ badly needs to win friends and influence the government

Staff first read about downsizing and cuts at the station in a leak to a newspaper, never a recipe for trust in an organisation feeling the pain

So much more than the housewives’ choice

So much more than the housewives’ choice

Endlessly taking the pulse of the nation and letting the story be told, Gay Byrne was a singular presence in Irish daily life

Dramatic gains help Sky beat betting blues

Dramatic gains help Sky beat betting blues

Shows like Chernobyl and Succession are helping Sky through the bad times

Where is social media going to draw the line?

Where is social media going to draw the line?

It’s far from clear whether Mark Zuckerberg can fully eradicate the worst material lurking in Facebook’s darkest corners, even if he wants to

Time to ring the changes and silence the Angelus

Time to ring the changes and silence the Angelus

Some years ago, I spurned my one and only chance to help switch off RTÉ’s twice-daily bells, but I still think they should go

Banning something will only amplify it

Banning something will only amplify it

History has shown that banning anything is rarely a good idea, but that hasn’t stopped Communicorp from its latest round of media blacklisting

Ready to keep oop with the VSCO kids?

Ready to keep oop with the VSCO kids?

Move over, millennials: there’s a new demographic in town. They’re young, wear big jumpers and are armed with hydro flasks

It’s Strictly, cake and crisps that keep love flowing for the Beeb

It’s Strictly, cake and crisps that keep love flowing for the Beeb

The pay channels may have filched most of the big sporting events, but the BBC still has its sequins

Ignore the mood music about Lyric’s final movement

Ignore the mood music about Lyric’s final movement

For all the brouhaha over RTÉ Lyric FM’s future, the reality is that the station is very unlikely to bite the dust any time soon

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?