Willie O'Reilly

Willie O'Reilly

Portrayals of gay men in top Oscar contenders might have provoked controversy in years gone by. That it has gone unremarked is itself remarkable

Portrayals of gay men in top Oscar contenders might have provoked controversy in years gone by. That it has gone unremarked is itself remarkable

And so the Oscars have come and gone. The long winter of thespian self-congratulation is over. Ea...

Abandon hope all ye who log in here

Abandon hope all ye who log in here

It’s hard to avoid the anger and abuse on Twitter. But it remains a great window on the world

The TV set has come a long way since the first black and whites, and there’s plenty of road left in the journey

The TV set has come a long way since the first black and whites, and there’s plenty of road left in the journey

Brian Eno is making magic at Dublin’s RHA gallery. His exhibition, entitled 77 Million Painting...

British ad giants get the jitters over Brexit

British ad giants get the jitters over Brexit

A chat with media veteran Brian Jacobs reveals anxiety rising across the Irish Sea

How the ad agencies blew it

How the ad agencies blew it

Media buyers were sitting pretty on a commission of 15 per cent, until someone had the bright idea of shrinking that to beat the competition

We need a sheriff on the online frontier

We need a sheriff on the online frontier

Internet freedom is wonderful, but transparency is needed online

Out of the Kingdom, a consolidation kingpin

Out of the Kingdom, a consolidation kingpin

Radio Kerry has proved it can go toe to toe with the big players on home turf – but can it repeat the trick as the new owner of Clare FM?

Connecting with the consumer

Connecting with the consumer

Traditional media are better for building a brand’s story and personality, says Glanbia veteran Colin Gordon

Raising some hackles is  the price of being a hack

Raising some hackles is the price of being a hack

It’s no harm for a newbie columnist like me to have an occasional reminder of how easy it is to upset somebody

A second helping of six of the best

A second helping of six of the best

Last week, I focused on six individuals and events that shaped the media and marketing world in 2018. Now, here are six more

Six of the best, part one

Six of the best, part one

In this and next week’s columns, I reflect on 12 seasonal developments that have had a big impact on audiences and media in general. Here are my first half-dozen

Watching telly with your distractingly smart friend

Watching telly with your distractingly smart friend

An incredible 99 per cent of us have our mobiles beside us when in front of the box, which puts it up to advertisers during the ad break

Has RTÉ hit a tipping point?

Has RTÉ hit a tipping point?

RTÉ’s autumn schedule is not doing the business, and there are likely to be further losses unless a solution is found

Figuring out the market

Figuring out the market

The Irish advertising market is difficult to measure, while Brexit and general uncertainty continue to hold it back

For years, Garrett Harte was the guiding hand behind Newstalk, shaping its tone and weathering its controversies. But his next career move took him all the way to north Africa

For years, Garrett Harte was the guiding hand behind Newstalk, shaping its tone and weathering its controversies. But his next career move took him all the way to north Africa

In the 1980s, getting a job in any aspect of media was seen as the beginning of a lifelong career...