Hard stations: why can’t Irish women get played on the airwaves?
A new report has laid bare an apparent gender bias against female musical acts on Irish radio. Why has this come about, and how can it be reversed?
Championing Irish women in music is not – and should not be perceived as – a risk. And yet, were you to tune in to plenty of Irish radio stations, hoping to hear a female Irish voice singing or playing music, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a different matter.
There’s a disappointing trend evident in what is playlisted on our stations. If you really thought about it, can you remember the...
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Last exit: O’Brien says final goodbye to Irish media scene
Denis O’Brien’s stormy romance with the Irish media is finally coming to an end. But his plans for Digicel may end up making his losses here look like small change
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