George Lee

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘My only concern is to protect people.’ Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Calmer heads all round in the Dáil on Wednesday, except for the usual suspects from the Roaring Independents Group. Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonal(...)

 Former minister for housing  Eoghan Murphy in 2019. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A sudden resignation by a sitting TD from the Dáil is a rare event. You could count the number who have stepped down in the past 20 years on the fing(...)

Reassurance in numbers; an oximeter reading of 97.

When the positive result landed it was no great surprise. The young adult in the house had already tested positive for Covid-19 – asymptomatic of cour(...)

Tony Holohan is central to the team’s operation and that’s why the Government pushback has been personally directed at him. File photograph: Collins

Information is the currency in Government, and news travels fast. Within hours of its conclusion on Wednesday, word was swirling around official circl(...)

It comes as a bit of shock when Dermot Whelan extols the virtues of meditation to Newstalk host Andrea Gilligan

As one half of  Today FM's japester duo Dermot and Dave, Dermot Whelan has forged a formidable reputation for not sweating the big stuff. Along w(...)

Mark Cagney: Having exited his longtime role as host of Virgin Media’s television show Ireland AM, he has recently been popping up on Newstalk, in this instance as a stand-in for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

With much of last week spent in expectation of the coming storm, intense speculation about its impact dominates conversation on the airwaves. There ar(...)

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(...)

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