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Media - Thursday 30 April, 2015

From Business ETC One RTÉ viewer was ‘highly offended’ about talk that Jesus had a wife Passion

One RTÉ viewer was ‘highly offended’ about talk that Jesus had a wife

Would You Believe spoke to someone who believed he was married to Mary Magdalene.

Media - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about ‘Irish language Taliban’

FM104′s Phoneshow included comments that Irish-speakers were “nutters”.

From Business ETC All the complaints over this controversial billboard may have backfired spectacularly Cashing In

All the complaints over this controversial billboard may have backfired spectacularly

The advertiser looks like it’s laughing all the way to the bank.

Media - Monday 27 April, 2015

We’ve (finally) been told when Ireland’s new postcodes get delivered

Eircode has been in the pipeline for quite a while now.

Media - Sunday 26 April, 2015

From Business ETC Your FM radio won’t fall silent any time soon Dab

Your FM radio won’t fall silent any time soon

The Department of Communications has said it has ‘no plans’ to switch off the frequency.

Media - Friday 24 April, 2015

From Business ETC Richard Hammond is sticking with his boys and walking away from Top Gear Bros Before Shows

Richard Hammond is sticking with his boys and walking away from Top Gear

The presenter says he’s ‘not about to quit his mates’.

From Business ETC This is how much Sony offered Daniel Craig just to hold its new phone James Bond

This is how much Sony offered Daniel Craig just to hold its new phone

But the star resisted because Bond ‘only uses the best’.

Media - Thursday 23 April, 2015

From Business ETC Some young musicians are getting very very rich indeed Sunday Times Rich List

Some young musicians are getting very very rich indeed

Paul McCartney is still top of the charts though.

Media - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Lifestyle blogger admits she never had terminal brain cancer

Australian Belle Gibson said she treated her brain cancer with diet and alternative therapies.

Media - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Sky and UPC may have to hand over customer data in crackdown on licence fee dodgers

Communications minister Alex White wants to catch fee evaders.

Media - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From Business ETC Why the original social network refuses to die MySpace

Why the original social network refuses to die

It’s like the mid-2000s all over again – but this time it’s all about the music.

Media - Friday 17 April, 2015

Wikileaks has published thousands of leaked Sony emails

And it’s all in a searchable archive. Handy.

Media - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From Business ETC An Irish marketing agency has just been singled out as one of the world’s best Notorious

An Irish marketing agency has just been singled out as one of the world’s best

If you haven’t heard of them, you know their campaigns. Thinkhouse do things a little differently…

Media - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Good news for 80s kids (and their kids) … Zig and Zag are returning to TV

The alien brothers are setting themselves up in a “half spaceship/half house in the ‘burbs’”.

Media - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From Business ETC ‘Man do cars, woman do cake’ – Death threats for Sue Perkins amid Top Gear rumours Sexist Backlash

‘Man do cars, woman do cake’ – Death threats for Sue Perkins amid Top Gear rumours

The presenter says some people have suggested they want her ‘burned alive’.

Media - Sunday 12 April, 2015

How to be the next Hozier Future Stars This post contains videos

How to be the next Hozier

A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.

From Business ETC Here’s everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about property prices, Greek debts and Dunnes reprisals.

Media - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Bulmers have a new ad and it’s all a bit… arty Cider House Rules This post contains videos

Bulmers have a new ad and it’s all a bit… arty

What do turtles and bubbles have to do with alcohol says you.

Media - Monday 6 April, 2015

Rolling Stone has been forced into a massive back-down over this frathouse rape story

The magazine has issued an apology after the article was widely discredited.

Media - Friday 3 April, 2015

‘Too thin’ models are now banned from the runways of the world’s fashion capital This post contains videos

‘Too thin’ models are now banned from the runways of the world’s fashion capital

Photoshopped images in France will now also have to be labelled as such.

Media - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Irish cinemagoers warned over film featuring eerily familiar plane crash

‘Wild Tales’ features a chief steward intentionally crashing a plane.

From Business ETC TheJournal.ie to launch paywall for comments section The Saywall

TheJournal.ie to launch paywall for comments section

Comment is not free.

Media - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Can Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service really challenge Spotify?

The new service, launched last night, has been pitched as a direct competitor to Spotify and Pandora. It’s a lot more pricey though…

Media - Monday 30 March, 2015

From Business ETC Today FM has a new addition to its line-up Sunday Best

Today FM has a new addition to its line-up

Neil Delamere is taking over the Sunday morning 11am show.

Media - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Product placement is here to stay, so we’d better get used to it

Product placement can be annoying but advertising is a necessary evil of our favourite shows.

Media - Friday 27 March, 2015

Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards

Legally that is. The EU are on the case.

Media - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Geraldine Kennedy: Charlie Haughey couldn’t bully me, so ‘lesser politicians’ hardly could

The banking inquiry is hearing about the media’s role in the crisis this week.

Media - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Police are now involved after axed Clarkson’s attack on producer

A BBC investigation found he punched and verbally abused his producer.

No surprise about what the most-played song on Irish radio last year was…

May not make up for Blurred Lines, but at least it’s something…

Jeremy Clarkson has been dropped by BBC

Those petition signatories won’t be happy.

Broadcasters told to “focus on the issues” in marriage debate

The BAI believes debating can be done in a non-adversarial way.

Media - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Sacked in the morning: Jeremy Clarkson to be fired tomorrow by BBC, say reports

The Telegraph are reporting that the presenter will be fired after its investigation.

James Corden made his debut as a US late-night host … Here’s what the critics made of him

The comedy actor has taken over Craig Ferguson’s old slot.

From Business ETC TV3 is hoping people will tune in for its ‘News at 8′ … Will you? Hello Again This post contains a poll

TV3 is hoping people will tune in for its ‘News at 8′ … Will you?

The move has been planned for “some time” the station’s head of news has said.

Media - Monday 23 March, 2015

From Business ETC Wikipedia’s longest-lived hoax has finally been outed Gotcha

Wikipedia’s longest-lived hoax has finally been outed

You just can’t believe anyone these days.

Taylor Swift has bought the domain name TaylorSwift.porn

So trolls couldn’t get in there.

Media - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From Business ETC Here’s everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Ryanair’s U-turn, trains and automobiles, and the city-country divide.

Media - Friday 20 March, 2015

Clarkson “very touched” after one-million-signature petition delivered to BBC

Clarkson says that the “f*****g b******s” at the BBC have sacked him.