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#Director General

# director-general - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general

Varadkar said that Reid “developed a strong reputation as a dynamic and ambitious leader, who was always up for a challenge”.

# director-general - Friday 11 May, 2018

Tony O’Brien has posted a video saying goodbye to HSE staff

O’Brien announced his resignation last night after coming under pressure over the smear test scandal.

John Connaghan will be the new head of the HSE - but only temporarily

Connaghan was previously the deputy director general and chief operating officer at the HSE.

# director-general - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

From The42 Two-tier football championship, counties joining up and Dublin funding Hot Seat

Two-tier football championship, counties joining up and Dublin funding

New Director-General Tom Ryan was discussing some of the GAA’s long-term concerns in Croke Park yesterday.

From The42 'You can try and set the tone, and set a culture. I’m not sure penalties are the way to go about it.' Club Call

'You can try and set the tone, and set a culture. I’m not sure penalties are the way to go about it.'

New Director-General Tom Ryan on the difficulties in improving the lot of club players.

# director-general - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From The42 'There is all to lose in doing so, and nothing to gain' - GAA chief against any Dublin split Dubs Divide

'There is all to lose in doing so, and nothing to gain' - GAA chief against any Dublin split

Páraic Duffy’s annual report was released this morning.

# director-general - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From The42 Business degree no longer required as GAA extend search for new Director-General Top Brass

Business degree no longer required as GAA extend search for new Director-General

The deadline for applications has been pushed to 19 January after some confusion over the criteria.

# director-general - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

TV licence fee should be doubled says RTÉ head as job cuts loom at broadcaster

Dee Forbes announced the job cuts would come as the company merged different divisions together.

# director-general - Friday 5 August, 2016

From The42 'There is no magic-bullet, no easy solution to this' - Football championship problems A New Era

'There is no magic-bullet, no easy solution to this' - Football championship problems

Duffy believes the new proposal is ‘modest’ and ‘sensible’.

# director-general - Friday 1 April, 2016

Dee Forbes will become the first ever female director general of RTÉ

She will take over from Noel Curran.

# director-general - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

The head of RTE is stepping down...

Noel Curran has been director general at the broadcaster since 2011.

# director-general - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Jeremy Paxman steps down as Newsnight presenter after 25 years

Paxman will present his last edition of the late-night news programme in June.

# director-general - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

RTE boss to answer questions about The Saturday Night Show for the first time

Director General Noel Curran will field questions about a number of issues before an Oireachtas committee this morning.

# director-general - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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”.

# director-general - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From The42 GAA stadium improvements for RWC would need government funding Synergy

GAA stadium improvements for RWC would need government funding

Director General, Páraic Duffy, says six of the organisation’s grounds are likely to be used in the bid.

# director-general - Sunday 12 January, 2014

From The42 Paraic Duffy: 'The passion and anxiety about games for me comes from Monaghan' Grassroots Fan

Paraic Duffy: 'The passion and anxiety about games for me comes from Monaghan'

The GAA’s Director-General on his passion for GAA in his native county.

# director-general - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

From The42 ‘I often compare the GAA to the Catholic Church, they're very slow in doing things’ Speaking Out

‘I often compare the GAA to the Catholic Church, they're very slow in doing things’

Dublin defender Ger Brennan believes the GAA disciplinary processes could be speeded up.

# director-general - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

From The42 Paraic Duffy: 'I don't think clubs will go under' Tough Times

Paraic Duffy: 'I don't think clubs will go under'

The GAA’s Director-General has admitted it is a huge concern the financial pressures that are being put on the grassroots of the association.

# director-general - Monday 7 January, 2013

From The42 Duffy admits that yellow card rule may be reviewed Experiment

Duffy admits that yellow card rule may be reviewed

The GAA Director-General also insists that Hawkeye has to be used in inter-county championship games this year.

# director-general - Sunday 11 November, 2012

BBC Director General George Entwistle quits over 'shoddy journalism' BBC

BBC Director General George Entwistle quits over 'shoddy journalism'

The resignation comes just months after he took over the top job.

# director-general - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

From The42 Duffy warns counties against imposing ticket levies Cost

Duffy warns counties against imposing ticket levies

The price of tickets has come up for debate ahead of next Sunday’s All-Ireland football final.

# director-general - Monday 16 July, 2012

From The42 Duffy: "There was nothing sneaky or dishonest about the way that the GAA dealt with this matter." Sneaky

Duffy: "There was nothing sneaky or dishonest about the way that the GAA dealt with this matter."

The GAA Director-General has reacted against the views expressed by Kildare manager Kieran McGeeney after yesterday’s All-Ireland qualifier.

# director-general - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

BBC to save £221k in salary costs as new Director-General appointed

From journalism trainee to top honcho: George Entwistle has been at the BBC for 23 years.

# director-general - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

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”.

# director-general - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

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.

# director-general - Thursday 29 March, 2012

RTE to cut top presenter pay by at least 30 per cent

The salaries of the top twenty presenters are to be cut by at least 30 per cent as part of a major plan to reduce costs, the Director General announced today.

# director-general - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

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…

# director-general - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

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.

# director-general - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

THE FIVE YEAR LIMIT on discussing playing rules changes in the GAA will be relaxed if a motion is brought to next year’s Annual Congress and passed.

The GAA’s Central Council has agreed in principle to the initiative.

Currently, a change to playing rules in the GAA can only be adopted once every five years.

Proposed rules are usually trialled in national leagues and college competitions, as seen with the divisive ‘handpass’ rule this year.

Director general of the GAA, Paraic Duffy, expressed his dissatisfaction with the process earlier this year:

What does annoy me somewhat is that we go through this cycle every single time.

Changes are proposed and changes are accepted on an experimental basis and before the trial process has even started we have people – and I have to say managers in particular – expressing views on what’s wrong with them.

Duffy defended the idea of trialling rule changes before they are implemented, though, saying:

[T]he whole idea of trialling changes, which I think is the right way to do it, is you see them in action, see how they work and then make a decision.

We have the same this year – the mark won’t work, let’s keep the hand pass and so on – let’s look at it and see what the effect is before leaping to judgement.