There is a certain irony in the fact that in the very week that Margaret Thatcher died, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland announced it is to ask the Government to legislate to make a register of financial interests for radio or television presenters mandatory so any conflict of interest might be avoided.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2013
Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has fired a shot across the bows of some of his Fine Gael colleagues in relation to reform of our privacy laws. Fine Gael ministers have been pushing the idea of statutory regulation of the media in recent months.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013
Labour leader Eamon Gilmore would not comment on whether Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte should apologise to RTÉ licence-fee payers after the broadcaster reached a settlement out of court for comments he made on air.
Mon, 14 May, 2012
Following the meeting of the board of RTÉ with Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte on the libelling of Father Kevin Reynolds in the Mission to Prey programme, it has emerged that no resignations from the board were sought or offered.
Sat, 12 May, 2012
The RTÉ board is expected to reject criticism by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland that it failed to waive legal privilege for an inquiry into the Prime Time Investigates programme at a special meeting with Pat Rabbitte, the communications minister, today.
Tue, 08 May, 2012
The National Union of Journalists said yesterday it was not satisfied with aspects of the investigation process and did not accept many of the conclusions reached by investigator Anna Carragher in respect of its members, Aoife Kavanagh and Ken O’Shea.
Sat, 05 May, 2012
YESTERDAY marked the centenary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill in the House of Commons at Westminster. We are beginning a decade of commemoration lasting until the centenary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 2022.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2012