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Noel Curran, RTÉ director-general,  in the recently-created RTÉ Digital area at Montrose in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In the RTÉjr studio on launch day, there are milkshakes, puppets and hula hoops. Brendan O’Connor is among the grown-ups enlisted to read stori(...)

Noel Curran, director-general of RTÉ: “We’re not getting any licence fee increase, so we’re being eaten.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government has “big choices” to make on the future of RTÉ, director-general Noel Curran has said, as he signalled the broadcaster’s desire to c(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said protection from the threat of compulsory redundancies was an inherent part of the Croke Park II agreement.

The prospect of compulsory redundancies in the public service will arise in the absence of agreement on pay cuts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: said there was ’no particular will on behalf of the Government’ to impose redundancies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said this morning the Government has ruled out compulsory redundancies in i(...)

The Government may be forced to delay tomorrow’s publication of draft abortion legislation in the light of serious divisions e(...)

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The first round of formal bids for Bord Gáis Energy are likely to be made in coming weeks as the State moves to sell the compa(...)

The Cuadrilla shale fracking facility in Preston, Lancashire. Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has said the economic impact of the shale revolution in the United States should not be underestimated when considering the controversial extraction methods of hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has said the economic impact of the shale revolution in the United States should not b(...)

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte expects Bord Gais to start the sale of its energy unit, comprising retail and power generation, "in the coming(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “The allegation that civil servants are frustrating a banking inquiry is outrageous.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to legalise abortion in certain circumstances, including the risk of suicide, is included in the programme of legislati(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said there was ’legal confusion’ in the Savita Halappanavar case.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said there was “legal confusion” over abortion law, as shown by the Savita Halappa(...)

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