Department eyes artworks being sold off by cash strapped RTÉ

Department eyes artworks being sold off by cash strapped RTÉ

The Department of Culture is considering the purchase of artwork from RTÉ when the pieces come up for public auction in London next month.

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RTÉ urged to call off Irish artwork sale

RTÉ urged to call off Irish artwork sale

The national broadcaster is selling off two artworks by Louis Le Brocquy, 'Táin' and 'The Massing of the Armies' which were commissioned by RTÉ.

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Update: Commission agreed with Sotheby's to sell Irish art works 'considerably below EU tender level', say RTÉ

Update: Commission agreed with Sotheby's to sell Irish art works 'considerably below EU tender level', say RTÉ

One of Ireland’s leading art auctioneers has claimed that RTÉ has broken public procurement policy by awarding the sale of five art works to UK company Sotheby’s.

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'Taken Down' and 'Operation Transformation' overseas sales help RTE commercial arm increase profits

'Taken Down' and 'Operation Transformation' overseas sales help RTE commercial arm increase profits

Sales of RTE shows, ‘Taken Down’, ‘Hardy Bucks’ and ‘Operation Transformation’ last year contributed to RTE’s commercial arm increasing its pre-tax profits by 22% to €8.89m.

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Lyric FM: What price do we pay for culture?

Lyric FM: What price do we pay for culture?

Every single thing always seems to come down to money, be that cuts or a potential return on investment. But where does culture fit into that equation, be that in the music we listen to or the public venues in which we gather, asks Joyce Fegan

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The State broadcaster is in trouble and Government has tuned out

The State broadcaster is in trouble and Government has tuned out

Richard Bruton appeared to be wondering why on earth he should get involved in RTÉ’s survival, writes Alison O'Connor

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RTÉ’s money woes continue - An essential service

RTÉ’s money woes continue - An essential service

Just like managers of what might be called traditional media right around the world, RTÉ’s administrators are faced with increasingly stark options.

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RTÉ seek €55m funding boost - but Government say they must cut costs

RTÉ seek €55m funding boost - but Government say they must cut costs

In recent days, staff were told that the organisation could not continue as it is currently operating without a significant increase in state funding.

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Climate change dominates RTÉ's new season schedule

Climate change dominates RTÉ's new season schedule

RTÉ has launched its new season schedule with an event at its headquarters stocked to the gills with razzmatazz and celebrity.

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Operating deficit prompts call for reform of RTÉ funding

Operating deficit prompts call for reform of RTÉ funding

RTÉ has returned an operating deficit for the fourth year in a row, according to its annual accounts, prompting senior figures at the broadcaster to renew their appeal for a reform of its funding.

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RTÉ spend €2.38m on new Fair City set

RTÉ spend €2.38m on new Fair City set

RTÉ has spent over €2.38 million on its new Fair City set, new figures show.

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RTÉ announces new south-east correspondent

RTÉ announces new south-east correspondent

RTÉ has appointed a new south-east correspondent to a position which has been vacant for the past four months.

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Jenny Greene to leave 2FM after 12 years and Jennifer Zamparelli gets solo show

Jenny Greene to leave 2FM after 12 years and Jennifer Zamparelli gets solo show

RTÉ 2FM has confirmed that Jenny Greene will leave the station after 12 years.

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Protest at RTÉ calls for boycott of 'militaristic and political' Eurovision in Israel

Protest at RTÉ calls for boycott of 'militaristic and political' Eurovision in Israel

Campaigners say the state’s record on alleged human rights abuses makes taking part in the competition ‘unconscionable’.

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Accumulated profits top €1.12m at Marian media farm

Accumulated profits top €1.12m at Marian media farm

Accumulated profits at the media firm owned by one of Ireland’s most popular broadcasters, Marian Finucane last year increased to €1.128m.

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€1m ‘new look’ facelift for RTÉ sports studio

€1m ‘new look’ facelift for RTÉ sports studio

TÉ is to spend almost €1m on a hi-tech video wall to enhance its sports programming, along with studio lighting upgrades for shows including The Sunday Game and Soccer Republic.

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RTÉ Mailbag presenter Arthur Murphy dies aged 90

RTÉ Mailbag presenter Arthur Murphy dies aged 90

RTÉ have confirmed broadcaster Arthur Murphy, best known for the series Mailbag has died aged 90.

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RTÉ2 to have catchup channel

RTÉ2 to have catchup channel

RTÉ viewers are to be provided with increased catch-up opportunities for their favourite TV programmes.

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Former RTÉ correspondent Damien Tiernan in row with bosses over regional coverage

Former RTÉ correspondent Damien Tiernan in row with bosses over regional coverage

Former RTÉ reporter Damien Tiernan and the broadcaster's bosses have engaged in a public disagreement over the outlet's regional coverage.

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Miriam O’Callaghan to sue Facebook over ads

Miriam O’Callaghan to sue Facebook over ads

RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan is set for a face-off with Facebook over fake claims that she is involved in a face cream business.

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RTÉ does not seek to balance perspectives on topics such as climate change, committee hears

RTÉ does not seek to balance perspectives on topics such as climate change, committee hears

RTÉ does not seek to balance perspectives in its current affairs programming on topics such as climate change, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

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RTÉ stars among those to receive artists’ tax break

RTÉ stars among those to receive artists’ tax break

Broadcasters, sports stars and other household names have been granted a tax break under a scheme established to aid writers and artists.

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Speeding up the armed struggle in RTÉ's new historical series Resistance

Speeding up the armed struggle in RTÉ's new historical series Resistance

The dominant mood of the new RTÉ historical series Resistance is speed. The action in the second part of the trilogy about Ireland’s revolutionary years — which is set in November 1920 right in the middle of the Anglo-Irish War and four years after the 1916 Rebellion series — unfolds at breakneck speed.

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I just want time out, says RTÉ’s Michael Lyster

I just want time out, says RTÉ’s Michael Lyster

RTÉ legend Michael Lyster is planning on taking time out to enjoy his retirement after surviving a series of health scares left him feeling lucky to be alive.

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Cork-born Glenroe actor Dónall Farmer has died

Cork-born Glenroe actor Dónall Farmer has died

The Corkman and UCC graduate helped found the Everyman Theatre in his native city.

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RTÉ boss says she's in for long haul

RTÉ boss says she's in for long haul

The director general of RTÉ has said she is “absolutely” in the role for the long haul as the broadcaster enters the second year of a five-year plan to boost its audience.

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All’s fair and square as 6 contestants ready to dance their way to stardom

All’s fair and square as 6 contestants ready to dance their way to stardom

Former Fair City actor, Clelia Murphy, will glide back onto the television screen in the New Year to take part in Dancing with the Stars.

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RTÉ Christmas schedule fit to make you laugh... and cry

RTÉ Christmas schedule fit to make you laugh... and cry

‘Tis the season for spreadsheets as RTÉ unwraps a festive schedule more colourful than a Tubridy Christmas jumper.

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One of the finest sentences ever uttered on Irish TV

One of the finest sentences ever uttered on Irish TV

The aster*sk keys of the keyboards of country’s media were worn out after that Late Late Show last Friday week.

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RTÉ to resubmit parking plans

RTÉ to resubmit parking plans

RTÉ bosses have been told to go back to the drawing board over their plans for a large carpark at the station’s headquarters in Montrose in Dublin.

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For Brendan Courtney now it’s time to talk about mam

For Brendan Courtney now it’s time to talk about mam

In a follow-up to his moving RTÉ documentary about his father’s failing health, Brendan Courtney turns his attention to his newly-widowed mother, writes Ailin Quinlan

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Readers' Blog: Irish sport should be prioritised on RTÉ TV

Readers' Blog: Irish sport should be prioritised on RTÉ TV

The Six One news bulletin on RTÉ Television on Sunday, October 28, was followed, as usual, by the RTÉ sports bulletin.

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RTÉ Radio leads the airwaves as over three million listen to four hours of radio per day

RTÉ Radio leads the airwaves as over three million listen to four hours of radio per day

RTE Radio continues to dominate with 11 shows with over a quarter of a million listeners each week.

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Broadcasting Authority of Ireland reject complaints regarding RTE's Referendum debates

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland reject complaints regarding RTE's Referendum debates

The broadcasting watchdog has rejected a number of objections lodged against TV and radio debates ahead of May’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment - but upheld in part a complaint an interview in which the head of RTE was asked who she would like to kick in the testicles.

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Mike Ross describes losing his brother to suicide in heartbreaking interview

Mike Ross describes losing his brother to suicide in heartbreaking interview

Former Ireland rugby player Mike Ross spoke about losing his 16-year-old brother Andrew to suicide on the Late Late Show last night.

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Lighthouse keepers recall turbulent seas in new RTÉ documentary

Lighthouse keepers recall turbulent seas in new RTÉ documentary

Ireland’s lighthouse keepers have revealed how they faced down monster waves and death-defying storms in their roles keeping the coastline safe.

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Bunny Carr: A man of questions and answers

Bunny Carr: A man of questions and answers

He joined RTÉ when broadcasts were in black and white but Bunny Carr went on to produce TV gold.

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5,000 requests for donor cards after Orla Tinsley documentary

5,000 requests for donor cards after Orla Tinsley documentary

More than 5,000 donor cards have been requested since a documentary on Orla Tinsley aired on Monday.

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This Six One news guest is all of us in an awkward situation

This Six One news guest is all of us in an awkward situation

There's nothing we love more than a good news blooper and we love it even more when our own make a blip on live television.

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The lady behind RTÉ Cork's welcome is retiring and has revealed the visitors who impressed her most

The lady behind RTÉ Cork's welcome is retiring and has revealed the visitors who impressed her most

"They say nobody is irreplaceable but I think we can all say that today is the exception”.

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Here's who is on the Late Late Show tomorrow night

Here's who is on the Late Late Show tomorrow night

Safe to say, the iconic Irish chat show is back with a bang.

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Now's your chance to be a part of the Late Late Show London broadcast

Now's your chance to be a part of the Late Late Show London broadcast

The show broadcast from London over 40 years ago during Gay Byrne's time as host

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Deaf community dismisses RTÉ's national anthem proposal as unacceptable

Deaf community dismisses RTÉ's national anthem proposal as unacceptable

The Deaf community has dismissed RTÉ’s proposal to simulcast a signed performance of the National Anthem ahead of Sunday's All Ireland football final on RTÉ News Now as unacceptable and disrespectful to the anthem.

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RTÉ to broadcast signed anthem in full

RTÉ to broadcast signed anthem in full

RTÉ has agreed to broadcast in the full the signed version of the National Anthem before Sunday’s All-Ireland senior football final.

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Deaf community to protest RTÉ coverage of Pope's visit and All-Ireland final

Deaf community to protest RTÉ coverage of Pope's visit and All-Ireland final

Yesterday, deaf community representatives accused RTÉ of excluding deaf viewers by not focusing the station's television cameras on ISL interpreters during the much-anticipated event.

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RTÉ spends €3m to sell Montrose land

RTÉ spends €3m to sell Montrose land

More than €3m is being spent by RTÉ on security and other costs linked to the sale of nine acres of prime land on the Montrose campus.

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Alastair Campbell tells Creedon he'd have preferred a pint with McGuinness rather than Adams

Alastair Campbell tells Creedon he'd have preferred a pint with McGuinness rather than Adams

Author and former Tony Blair press secretary, Alastair Campbell, has said he would have preferred to go for pint with Martin McGuinness over his party colleague, Gerry Adams.

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Dunphy was always engaging - On his game

Dunphy was always engaging - On his game

Like almost everything he says or does, Eamon Dunphy’s decision to quit RTÉ as a commentator, to concentrate on podcasting, has already begun to spark debate and discussion among soccer aficionados.

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RTÉ's Declan McBennett shaping our sporting vision

RTÉ's Declan McBennett shaping our sporting vision

As he steps into the public eye as RTÉ's head of sport, Declan McBennett knows he'll be judged and pigeon-holed like his predecessor Ryle Nugent.

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Mystery presenter joins a fab four at RTÉ who are earning €300k+

Mystery presenter joins a fab four at RTÉ who are earning €300k+

A mystery RTE presenter has joined stars Ryan Tubridy, Joe Duffy and Ray D'Arcy in earning more than €300,000 a year from the station in the first salary figures revealed by the State broadcaster in three years.

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Declan McBennett to replace Ryle Nugent as RTÉ's Head of Sport

Declan McBennett to replace Ryle Nugent as RTÉ's Head of Sport

McBennett will take over from Nugent in June.

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RTÉ have been found to have discriminated against former worker on age grounds

RTÉ have been found to have discriminated against former worker on age grounds

The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered RTÉ to pay €50,000 to a former employee who they said was discriminated against on age grounds.

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Court hears how ex-RTE producer sentenced to 18 months for child sexual abuse had 'a list of girls' names when arrested'

Court hears how ex-RTE producer sentenced to 18 months for child sexual abuse had 'a list of girls' names when arrested'

Former RTE Sports Producer, Kieran Creaven, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for child sexual abuse.

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Sean Gallagher’s damages claim against RTE over ’Tweetgate’ almost ready for hearing

Sean Gallagher’s damages claim against RTE over ’Tweetgate’ almost ready for hearing

Businessman Sean Gallagher’s High Court case against RTE over the "Tweetgate" incident during the presidential election campaign is almost ready for hearing following resolution of disclosure of documents issues, a judge has been told.

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Difficult to justify RTÉ staff earning over €200k, says former producer

Difficult to justify RTÉ staff earning over €200k, says former producer

A former RTÉ producer says questions need to be asked about how some staff are on such high wages.

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RTE reveal highest paid presenters and Ryan Tubridy  tops the list

RTE reveal highest paid presenters and Ryan Tubridy tops the list

RTE has revealed its top 10 highest earning presenters with Ryan Tubridy emerging as the station’s top earning presenter.

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RTE to review ’role and gender equality’ following concern over pay disparity

RTE to review ’role and gender equality’ following concern over pay disparity

RTE is to review "role and gender equality" across the organisation following concern over pay disparity.

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