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# Noel Curran

This year
'Alarm bells' should be sounding over Musk's sudden Twitter changes, EBU boss says
‘If you start arbitrarily putting new levels on what is or isn’t trusted, then I think that’s bad for democracy,’ said Noel Curran.
UK's achievement shows countries can turn Eurovision fortunes around, EBU boss says
Sam Ryder finished second in the contest last year, and the UK is hosting this weekend.
Former RTÉ Director General says Patrick Kielty would be 'brilliant choice' for Late Late
Negotiations between the presenter and the national broadcaster are understood to be at an advanced stage.
Last year
Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
Noel Curran said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion that Russia couldn’t be allowed take part this year.
Noel Curran, a former head of RTÉ, said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine that Russia couldn't be allowed take part in Eurovision.
He wouldn't be drawn on where the contest might be staged next year if Ukraine - overwhelming favourites in Turin - take the top prize.
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
All time
The head of RTE is stepping down...
Noel Curran has been director general at the broadcaster since 2011.
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are REALLY unhappy with RTÉ
The parties feel excluded from the broadcasters referendum debates.
Noel Curran to be RTÉ's Director General for another four years
Minister Rabbitte said that Curran’s performance has “been of the highest standard”.
RTÉ lose 270 staff in 2012 but still run net deficit
The staff cuts contributed to cost reductions of €18 million last year but the station still reported a net deficit of €65.2 million last year.
RTE stars paid "too much" says station boss
RTE director general Noel Curran said further cost reductions will be introduced next year.
Managing Director Clare Duignan leaves RTÉ Radio
Clare Duignan has decided not to renew her contract at the broadcaster.
RTÉ head: 'Impossible to say' whether Frontline debate changed election
Noel Curran says the swing between Sean Gallagher and Michael D Higgins is too large to attribute to one programme.
RTÉ to move regional operations to local ITs
The partnerships will save the broadcaster over €1 million, it says.
RTÉ deficit jumps to €16.8 million in 2011
But the chairman says the financial performance is creditable. He also said that confirming more investigative journalism is among the editorial priorities.
The future of journalism: What Irish media bosses are saying
Figures from RTÉ,, The Irish Times and Silicon Republic on the challenges – and innovations – lying ahead for digital news journalism.
Mullen tells RTÉ critics to 'stop calling for heads' in Reynolds dispute
The independent NUI senator says calling on Tom Savage and Noel Curran to step down shows a “PR approach to politics”.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Call for RTÉ Director General to resign
RTÉ faced an all-party Oireachtas Committee today for the second time, where calls were made for Director General Noel Curran to resign – and where Tom Savage was quizzed on his role as a communications guru outside of RTÉ.
RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case
Tom Savage and Noel Curran face more questions from TDs and senators over the Fr Reynolds defamation case.
Rabbitte meets with RTÉ board after BAI report on Mission to Prey
The Communications Minister meets the board this morning in the wake of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s damning report into the ill-fated Prime Time Investigates programme.
Journalist and documentary-maker Mary Raftery dies
Raftery was best known for her documentaries and writing which shone a light on clerical sex abuse in Ireland.
RTÉ to open archives to celebrate 50th anniversary
RTÉ launched TV50 yesterday to mark the year-long anniversary celebrations.
RTÉ suspends next season of Prime Time Investigates after Fr Reynolds case
The broadcaster reached a settlement with Fr Kevin Reynolds after libelling him in a Prime Times Investigates programme earlier this year.
Today FM chief Willie O'Reilly to leave for RTÉ
He is to start with State broadcaster on 1 January in newly-created role of Group Commercial Director as RTÉ tries to drive commercial revenue.
RTÉ stars could have salaries cut by 30 per cent
Director General Noel Curran says RTÉ prepared for possibility of some presenters moving to rival broadcasters. We look at what those cuts would do to the top earners’ pay packets…
RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general
Noel Curran, who left RTÉ in May to work privately, will succeed Cathal Goan as the head of the national broadcaster.