George Lee

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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  Simon Coveney: had 192 letters from the public between November and February about the UK’s departure from the EU. Photograph: Yves Herman

Warnings that the Government’s strategy over Brexit would “backfire” and Irish lorries would be stopped from using UK roads are among the letters rece(...)

RTÉ has been criticised repeatedly for its coverage of climate change, notably on flagship programmes. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

RTÉ is to increase coverage of climate change in response to growing audience demand, according to its director general, Dee Forbes. The expanded con(...)

RTÉ  environment editor  George Lee warned on Morning Ireland the end of the world is nigh

It’s just over a decade since listeners awoke to hear Morning Ireland (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) carry the startling news that Brian Cowen’s government h(...)

George Lee is never one to knowingly accentuate the positive, but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong

Some say that the glass is half empty. Others that it is half full. And then there is George Lee, the economics reporter who meets you with an implori(...)

‘Late Late Show’ presenter Ryan Tubridy is the highest paid with a €495,000 salary, newly released figures show. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ryan Tubridy kept his place as the best paid presenter at RTÉ in 2015 with a salary of €495,000, while only three of the top 10 on-air earners at the (...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

Stephen Donnelly at his constituency office in Greystones, Wicklow. Most traces of Social Democrat signage were removed from the building earlier in the day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For a genial politician, Stephen Donnelly – who has traversed the road from Independent deputy to co-leader of a new party and back again within the s(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan was the fifth highest paid presenter while Ryan Tubridy was in first place in 2014. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / Fennell Photography

RTÉ Radio One presenter Marian Finucane saw her earnings from RTÉ almost halve between 2008 and 2014. Ms Finucane was paid €295, 000 in 2014 down €27(...)

Ann Fell is consoled by family and friends at the funeral of her husband, Charlie, at St Alphonsus and Columba Church in Ballybrack/Killiney. Photograph: Sara Freund

Charlie Fell was lighthearted but never lightweight, his funeral Mass was told on Thursday morning. His friend Mick Dunne recalled how “he quoted from(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and  Tánaiste Joan Burton  at a press conference on the outcome of their  Cabinet meeting  on jobs this week.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Alas, we couldn’t make it to Lucinda Creighton’s breakfast gig yesterday morning owing to the fact that we were stuck to the bed with fright after hea(...)

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