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# minister-for-communications - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Not in the public interest': Supreme Court hears FOI law could 'scare' firms from working with State in future

The claim was made during appeal against two rulings last year brought by the Information Commissioner.

# minister-for-communications - Friday 6 December, 2019

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press' Exclusive

The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.

# minister-for-communications - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton

Around 10 people demonstrated at the scene this afternoon.

# minister-for-communications - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Mini-reshuffle sees a change for Richard Bruton and two seats for the west at Cabinet

Donegal TD Joe McHugh is to replace Bruton as Minister for Education.

# minister-for-communications - Friday 12 October, 2018

Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister? Return Of The Fitz This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?

Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.

# minister-for-communications - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now

Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.

# minister-for-communications - Friday 25 April, 2014

Rural Ireland's dodgy broadband is going to get sorted according to the Communications Minister

You’ll soon be able to read at super quick speeds from all over the country!

# minister-for-communications - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Rabbitte: Post offices need to innovate to ensure their survival

The Minister was speaking this afternoon in the Dáil, where he stressed that closing post offices is not an aim of government.

# minister-for-communications - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing

The minister questioned whether the station was doing anything different or better than its competitors.

# minister-for-communications - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"This country's gone wild with exaggeration": Rabbitte says the FOI issue's been blown out of all proportion

The Government yesterday withdrew an amendment to the FOI Bill which would have seen some charges for requests soar.

# minister-for-communications - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Which government minister thought he "could change the world" when he had long hair?

Answers on a postcard, please.

# minister-for-communications - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Poll: Should the property tax register be used to collect the broadcasting charge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the property tax register be used to collect the broadcasting charge?

Pat Rabbitte has indicated that the register could be used for the collection of the tax which will replace the TV licence fee.

# minister-for-communications - Monday 26 August, 2013

New legislation could force landlords to hand over tenants' details

Under plans for the new Broadcasting Charge, the Department of Communications is proposing new laws that could oblige property owners to hand over renters’ names.

# minister-for-communications - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'

The Transport Minister said earlier this week that women would have to quit their jobs if they earned less than the childcare expenses.

# minister-for-communications - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Rabbitte plans to introduce public broadcasting charge

Deputy Michael Moynihan said in response that the imposition of a new broadcasting charge must result in a reduction to the current TV licence fee.

# minister-for-communications - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Some 100,000 still to make the switch to Saorview with just two weeks to go

With the switchover deadline just 14 days away, Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has urged the public not to wait until the last minute.

# minister-for-communications - Thursday 20 September, 2012

British-Irish electricity interconnector to be opened today

Biggest single piece of energy infrastructure built in Ireland since the Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric project.

# minister-for-communications - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Pat Rabbitte says people should be prepared to pay for national broadcaster

Rabbitte said RTE faces many challenges as the media environment changes and advertising markets become more crowded.

# minister-for-communications - Monday 27 August, 2012

VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte getting an earful - but 'not from man arrested for it' Public Order This post contains videos

VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte getting an earful - but 'not from man arrested for it'

Protestor whose tirade at minister in Buswell’s Hotel is caught on this video is NOT the man arrested in relation to the incident, say eyewitnesses.

# minister-for-communications - Monday 25 June, 2012

Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts

Pat Rabbitte insists the govt hasn’t “engaged” yet on the budget, but he personally wants to sit down for talks “without any red lines”.

# minister-for-communications - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

RTÉ board pledges reform in 'robust review' with Rabbitte

The broadcaster’s board met with Communications Minister this morning following the BAI’s inquiry into the Mission to Prey programme.

# minister-for-communications - Friday 4 May, 2012

'It's more serious than I suspected' - Rabbitte on BAI report

The Communications Minister has condemned the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme, A Mission to Prey, as “a shoddy, unprofessional, cavalier, and damaging piece of work”.

# minister-for-communications - Thursday 3 May, 2012

RTÉ set for €50m deficit in 2012, says minister

The Minister for Communications told Dáil that key restructuring elements must be put in place this year at RTÉ.

# minister-for-communications - Monday 6 February, 2012

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