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RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes: A ‘lot to be proud of in 2019’, a year in which RTÉ narrowed its annual deficit to €7.2 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ narrowed its annual loss to €7.2 million in 2019, a year in which its commercial revenue continued to decline while its public funding rose. This (...)

Broadcasters David McCullagh and Miriam O’Callaghan with their retiring colleague (centre) at a gathering in Donnybrook.

RTÉ representatives met gardaí on Monday in relation to an inquiry into a recent retirement gathering amid Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions. Gardaí are e(...)

Betty Ann Norton co-directed her theatre school with her husband. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to theatre teacher Betty Ann Norton who died at the weekend. Ms Norton gave her name to one of the Stat(...)

RTÉ had licence fee revenue of €189 million in 2018 and commercial revenue of €150 million.

State-owned broadcaster RTÉ sought emergency funding from the Government as a result of a decline in licence fee income due to the Covid-19 pandemic, (...)

Leo Varadkar presenting a bowl of shamrocks to Donald Trump in 2019. But what will happen this year? File photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty

The cracks are beginning to show – everybody can see it. They are monitoring the situation closely in Washington DC now. Experts differ over the prec(...)

The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

Riverdance troupe members past and present with John McColgan, centre, outside 3Arena. Riverdance: 25th Anniversary Show will play the Dublin venue  February 6th-9th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Costs towards staging the 25th anniversary Riverdance show contributed to pre-tax losses at the main Riverdance company increasing sharply to €1.94 mi(...)

BBC director-general Tony Hall, who announced earlier in January that he is leaving the role. Photograph: Ben Stansall / AFP

Which much-scrutinised public service broadcaster was this said about? “People want it to be smaller, but they also want to keep the bits they like.” (...)

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes or the chairwoman of the board were present at most of the meetings. Photograph: Jason Andrews

Senior RTÉ representatives met politicians or top Government officials on 14 occasions in the final four months of 2019, a period in which the deficit(...)

Marian Finucane: Her most memorable interview was with her great friend, the writer Nuala O’Faolain, in 2009, when O’Faolain was terminally ill with cancer.

Marian Finucane, one of the country’s most respected and influential broadcasters, died suddenly at her home on Thursday. She was 69. Over the course (...)

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