Noel Curran

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As a collection agent for the TV licence fee, An Post has failed, says European Broadcasting Union director-general Noel Curran. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

The questions being posed to and by the Future of Media Commission are at risk of becoming infinite in scope, but they can still be boiled down to how(...)

A stained-glass window by Harry Clarke depicting St Brendan in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ninety years ago this week (January 6th), in a remote Alpine village in Switzerland, one of the most gifted stained-glass artists in the world passed (...)

Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

Noel Curran, who led the broadcaster until 2016,   said that ‘never before in Europe have we seen the concentration of such power and public reach in a few multinational, mainly US-owned, entities. It’s unprecedented.’  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former chiefs at RTÉ have called for “political leadership and direction” to solve the “dilemma” at the national broadcaster, as well as for urgent re(...)

RTÉ recently sold a chunk of its campus in Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It emerged over the weekend that a consultants’ report last year showed RTÉ sought a €55 million annual funding boost from the State to relieve its pa(...)

RTÉ will receive €8.6m more as a result of Budget 2019. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

RTÉ will receive additional funding of €8.6 million as a result of Budget 2019, according to Minister for Communications Denis Naughten. Virgin Media(...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs ‘Together’ during the dress rehearsal for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018  in Lisbon. Photograph: Reuters/Rafael Marchante

Having failed to make the final for four years, Ireland is, by the bookmakers’ calculations, the third favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest in(...)

‘Ambitious’ campaign: EBU director-general Noel Curran. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Public service broadcasters across Europe have come together for a new campaign to promote the positive impact of public media at a time of political (...)

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It’s half past six on Tuesday evening and, with three hours to transmission time, the Prime Time production team are finalising their first programme (...)

Noel Curran, who stepped down from his RTÉ role last year, succeeds Ingrid Deltenre as director-general of the EBU and will take up the position in September, the EBU said.

Former RTÉ director-general Noel Curran is to lead the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the alliance of public service media organisations. Mr Cur(...)

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