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# Catherine Martin

Last month
September 2023
Catherin Martin: President Higgins 'absolutely entitled' to his opinion on UN
While criticising countries who have not achieved global sustainability goals, Higgins claimed the UN was “falling”.
RTÉ seeks €34.5m in additional funding with €21m licence fee shortfall also expected, confirms minister
Government is yet to sign off on what interim funding it will provide the national broadcaster.
This year
Public tell TDs 'enough is enough' as they say they won't renew TV licences amid RTÉ controversy
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Media Minister Catherine Martin has been contacted almost 100 times about TV licence since scandal broke in June.
Minister Catherine Martin receives second Grant Thornton report on payments to Tubridy
The first report had found that RTÉ underdeclared presenter Ryan Tubridy’s earnings.
Nearly 15,000 court summonses for failure to pay for a TV licence were issued last year
Nearly 10,000 cases appeared before the courts.
Late night venues to get grant worth €70,000 to help them reduce noise
The €2m scheme has been introduced ahead of late licensing reforms.
Number of TV licences issued drops by thousands in wake of RTÉ pay scandal
The latest figures released this afternoon show that 8,922 TV licences were issued last week compared to 12,981 in 2022.
Martin could seek stricter rules on ads for products that could be harmful for climate
The Media Minister said “we need strong regulatory rules on sponsorship and product placement”.
Taoiseach says he will keep paying his TV license fee and the public should too
TD Paul Murphy is predicting large numbers of angry viewers will refuse to pay the license fee.
RTÉ’s incoming director general says plans to reconstitute exec board will begin 'on Monday'
Kevin Bakhurst said trust in RTÉ has been ‘severely diminished’ and that it’s been ‘painful to watch’ the ‘highly damaging few weeks for RTÉ’.
Government to foot the bill for review into RTÉ governance following Tubridy pay scandal
Minister Catherine Martin said that “you cannot put a price” on the good that having a transparent public broadcaster does for society.
More than 70% of people don't believe trust in RTÉ can be restored following pay controversy
75% of those surveyed by Amárach for today’s Irish Mail on Sunday said that Ryan Tubridy should have corrected the record himself.
Arts Minister announces external review into governance and culture at RTÉ
The chair of the RTÉ Board said that RTÉ management would work closely with the review so that confidence in RTÉ could be restored.
Minister made aware in March about RTÉ irregularities, but didn't know it involved Ryan Tubridy
The minister said in the last few days she was told it involved an RTÉ presenter.
Dublin City Council planning to refurbish buildings to create dozens of new artist spaces
Artists have raised concerns in recent years that they’re losing their studios due to commercial development.
RTÉ confirms Ryan Tubridy earned €345k more over six years than previously disclosed
Tubridy said he was “surprised” at the RTÉ pay revelations but “can’t shed any light” on what went wrong
Tubridy's earnings were understated by €345,000 since 2017.
The presenter has said he's surprised by the revelations and 'can't shed any light' on what went wrong
Catherine Martin backs proposal for poet laureate to be appointed to Oireachtas
The proposal to appoint a parliamentary poet laureate was put forward by Fine Gael TD David Stanton.
Government launches pilot scheme for museums hosting late night events
Museums and galleries can apply for up to €10,000 in funding to host late night events this year.
Minister: 'Not appropriate' to engage with GAA or RTÉ over GAAGO controversy
The Sport and Media Minister said that it was a commercial decision for two independent organisations.
Minister says it's 'not appropriate' for her to engage with GAA or RTÉ over GAAGO controversy
The Sport and Media Minister said that it was a commercial decision for two independent organisations.
Government publishes programme of events for final year of Decade of Centenaries
The Department of the Taoiseach is developing a programme for a formal ceremony remembering everyone who lost their lives in the Civil War.
Plan to bring 12,000 short-term lets back into rental market delayed by EU Commission decision
The legislation required cannot be enacted until the end of the year.
President hails ‘remarkable year’ for Irish film as An Irish Goodbye and Richard Baneham triumph
President Higgins said success at this year’s Oscars is ‘testament to the hard work of so many people over recent decades’.
NBC top execs warned Martin and Varadkar that Ireland could miss out on big movie productions
Movie executives urged Martin and Varadkar to review movie-making tax treatment, as culture minister makes case for €100m tax cap.
Grooming children into a life of crime to carry penalty of five years in prison under new law
Minister for Justice Simon Harris will today seek Cabinet approval for the new Bill.
Last year
Cabinet approves new short-term let register aimed at bringing 12,000 properties back into use
Property owners face fines of €300 if they advertise their property without a valid registration number.
Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released
Minister Catherine Martin said the collection ‘brings home the true reality of the human cost of those turbulent times’.
The Green Party convention takes place in Athlone - and it has a decision to make on housing
Housing will be the main issue of the next election – the Green Party should know this.
€5 million allocated to digitise and publish 1926 Census data by 2026
The 1926 Census was the first census undertaken following the foundation of the state.
Cabinet approve Ireland's bid to co-host Euro 2028
A final bid will take place in spring, Minister Michael McGrath said.
Over 400 pubs, cafes and cultural venues to receive State funding to support night-time events
€4m in funding is being awarded to some well-known venues as well as organisations in rural Ireland.
TG4 to launch new Irish language children's TV channel
Niamh Ní Chróinín will be the presenter of Cúla4.
Complaints system for social media content to be set up by 2024
Tech companies would be ‘bound’ to sign up to the online safety codes once they are drafted.
Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years
The highest spender was the Department of Foreign Affairs, spending €166,553 on foreign travel since the Government was formed.
Pubs, nightclubs and cafes to be given up to €10,000 to host entertainment at 'off-peak' times
The Night-Time Economy Support Scheme (NTESS) has been established to support off-peak entertainment.
€10.5 million allocated to BAI for climate action, live music and Irish language broadcasting
The funding was announced by Culture Minister Catherine Martin today.
Joint bid to host Euro 2028 by Ireland and UK backed by Government
Minister Catherine Martin and Minister Jack Chambers sought approval from Cabinet this morning to send a letter of support.
Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established
It follows the publication of the new Online Safety and Media Regulation bill earlier this month.
National Symphony Orchestra set to transfer from RTÉ to the National Concert Hall
The three RTÉ choirs, the Philharmonic Choir, Cór Linn and Cór na nÓg, will also transfer to the National Concert Hall from 24 January.
Ireland has much to learn from history of division, Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin was speaking at an academic conference marking 100 years since the handing over of Dublin Castle by the British.