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#Pat Rabbitte

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 31 August, 2012

Health Minister comments on National Broadband Plan, quiet on HSE cuts

James Reilly is expected at the Department of Health offices this morning.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 30 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day

Pat Rabbitte looks a bit scared of his opponents as he tried his hand at both hurling and football.

# pat-rabbitte - 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.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

More seniors embracing technology - and the mobile phone

The rise in ‘silver surfers’ is creating a huge market potential.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

'National Children's Hospital will go ahead' - Rabbitte

It’s reported today that news of the location of the hospital will now be delayed until September.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 9 July, 2012

The 6 Ministers whose special advisers breach the €92k salary cap Advisers This post contains images

The 6 Ministers whose special advisers breach the €92k salary cap

Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that six ministerial advisers including his own breach the €92,000 cap he introduced last year.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget?

There has been speculation that the Government could seek to raise more money from income tax in December. So what do you think?

# pat-rabbitte - 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”.

# pat-rabbitte - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Explainer: What is Saorview, and what do you need to do about it? Stay Tuned This post contains videos

Explainer: What is Saorview, and what do you need to do about it?

The analogue TV signal is being turned off in October. Why is that – and what do you need to do to stay tuned?

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 8 June, 2012

Rabbitte denies 'calling in newspaper editors' to complain about coverage

The communications minister flatly denies a Sunday Independent report that editors had been “called in”.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 28 May, 2012

'Odious practices' exposed by Leveson not present in Ireland - Rabbitte

The annual report of the Press Council of Ireland and the Press Ombudsman was launched in Dublin today with the Leveson inquiry featuring heavily.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Rabbitte unaware of defamation case 'until weeks before court listing'

Court action concerned remarks made by Pat Rabbitte on RTÉ in 2006 about the charging of Dean Lyons for murders he did not commit.

RTÉ, BAI to meet Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case

Communications committee to meet senior BAI and RTÉ management to discuss the implications of the case for RTÉ policy.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 14 May, 2012

Assembly calls on British and Irish govts to support RTÉ London correspondent

RTÉ recently announced it would close its London office from September 2012.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 11 May, 2012

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes

The study, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, states that groundwater contamination is the most serious local environmental concern.

# pat-rabbitte - 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.

No deal to give tender for water meters to O'Brien firm, insists minister

Pat Rabbitte says reports that SiteServ has won the tender to install water meters in Irish homes are incorrect.

No resignations from RTÉ board after meeting with Rabbitte

The Communications Minister met with the board of the State broadcaster this morning following the publication of the BAI’s report into the Mission to Prey programme last week.

Rabbitte meets with RTÉ board after BAI report on Mission to Prey

The Communications Minister meets the board this morning in the wake of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s damning report into the ill-fated Prime Time Investigates programme.

# pat-rabbitte - Saturday 5 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Welcome to the bank holiday weekend! Here’s the 9 stories you need to know by 9am to kick it off.

# pat-rabbitte - 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”.

# pat-rabbitte - 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.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 27 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Rabbitte insists Francois Hollande will not seek to 'unpick' Fiscal Treaty

The Communications Minister has played down comments made by the French presidential front-runner yesterday about renegotiating the treaty.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 20 April, 2012

Rabbitte: Ireland deserves ECB recognition for taking a hit on banks

The Communications Minister said that Labour’s poor showing the polls was to be expected given the economic situation and the historic problems for junior coalition partners.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Micheál Martin led criticism of the government over changes to the one-parent allowance during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

# pat-rabbitte - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Column: The future of the media in Ireland is more diverse, more democratic and driven online

Talking about old versus new media misses the point, writes Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte. Instead, we need to look at copyright, regulation, and defamation.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 15 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge What Time is Dinner? Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

What Time is Dinner? Pic of the Day

No comment.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 13 April, 2012

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research

The communications minister says the Environmental Protection Agency will report back before any fracking can begin.

BAI 'in correspondence' with Dillon family over Mission to Prey accusations

The family of Brother Gerard Dillon want the BAI to investigate allegations made against the deceased Brother in light of the controversy over the false allegations against Fr Kevin Reynolds.

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Consultation launched on €500m project for overhead electricity link

EirGrid’s plan to upgrade the electricity infrastructure between Munster and Leinster includes a preference to build an overhead line linking Cork and Kildare via Wexford.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 8 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Shatter admits frustration, but says Anglo probe can't be rushed

The minister for justice responds to criticism from Pat Rabbitte in today’s Sunday Independent, saying full investigations need time.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 2 April, 2012

€53,000 bill to send ministers away for St Patrick's Day St Patrick's Day This post contains a poll

€53,000 bill to send ministers away for St Patrick's Day

A series of parliamentary questions reveal costs of €53,142 to send 12 ministers around the world to mark the national holiday.

# pat-rabbitte - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Cabinet will not order review of Frontline programme - Kenny

Enda Kenny says any independent review of RTÉ’s Frontline programme is a matter for the BAI and not the cabinet.

BAI, Cabinet to discuss Gallagher demands for Frontline inquiry

The cabinet, and a meeting of the Broadcasting Authority, will examine claims that RTÉ suggested audience questions.

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 12 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Gallagher writes to Rabbitte over 'deeply disturbing' Frontline claims

Seán Gallagher writes to the communications minister seeking a “full investigation” into the making of the Presidential debate.

Fianna Fáil call for inquiry over RTÉ Frontline debate

The party said an independent investigator should be appointed, after new claims emerged over the treatment of Seán Gallagher.

# pat-rabbitte - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Further regulatory process over Gallagher complaint is 'not a matter for RTÉ to decide or influence'

The national broadcaster has responded to an earlier statement made by lawyers for presidential candidate Seán Gallagher calling for a public inquiry into last year’s controversial Frontline debate.