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#Pat Rabbitte

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 31 August, 2012

Health Minister comments on National Broadband Plan, quiet on HSE cuts
# Hse Cuts
# Hse Cuts

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

Aug 31st 2012, 11:01 AM 4,716 Views 64 Comments

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

# pat-rabbitte - Thursday 30 August, 2012

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day

Aug 30th 2012, 1:48 PM 4,208 Views 32 Comments

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
# Public Order

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

Aug 27th 2012, 10:49 AM 9,984 Views 0 Comments

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
# Silver Surfers
# Silver Surfers

More seniors embracing technology - and the mobile phone

Aug 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,275 Views 19 Comments

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
# National Children's Hospital
# National Children's Hospital

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

Jul 18th 2012, 10:57 AM 2,245 Views 6 Comments

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
# Advisers

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

Jul 9th 2012, 9:14 AM 8,672 Views 53 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should income tax be protected in the Budget?

Jun 26th 2012, 9:55 AM 4,946 Views 132 Comments

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
# Budget
# Budget

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

Jun 25th 2012, 8:37 AM 5,213 Views 73 Comments

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
# Stay Tuned

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

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:30 AM 13,687 Views 44 Comments

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
# Media
# Media

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

Jun 8th 2012, 2:45 PM 3,280 Views 11 Comments

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
# Media
# Media

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

May 28th 2012, 5:29 PM 2,388 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Dean Lyons
# Dean Lyons

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

May 16th 2012, 7:34 PM 4,159 Views 11 Comments

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
# Media
# Media

RTÉ, BAI to meet Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case

May 16th 2012, 7:30 AM 698 Views 2 Comments

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
# RTÉ

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

May 14th 2012, 6:13 PM 5,016 Views 10 Comments

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
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

EPA fracking study reveals potential impact on groundwater and earthquakes

May 11th 2012, 12:15 PM 3,168 Views 35 Comments

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
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ board pledges reform in 'robust review' with Rabbitte

May 8th 2012, 6:13 PM 1,507 Views 6 Comments

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
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

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

May 8th 2012, 11:54 AM 8,790 Views 29 Comments

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
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

No resignations from RTÉ board after meeting with Rabbitte

May 8th 2012, 10:44 AM 1,461 Views 17 Comments

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
# Mission To Prey
# Mission To Prey

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

May 8th 2012, 7:46 AM 1,059 Views 8 Comments

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

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 4 May, 2012

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

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

May 4th 2012, 7:01 PM 4,575 Views 8 Comments

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
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

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

May 3rd 2012, 3:12 PM 2,791 Views 44 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2012, 3:55 PM 2,180 Views 31 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

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

Apr 20th 2012, 10:59 AM 3,152 Views 71 Comments

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'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Apr 19th 2012, 11:40 AM 3,683 Views 14 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 18th 2012, 7:30 AM 60 Views 25 Comments

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

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

What Time is Dinner? Pic of the Day

Apr 15th 2012, 2:43 PM 5,743 Views 44 Comments

No comment.

# pat-rabbitte - Friday 13 April, 2012

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research
# Labour
# Labour

Rabbitte: No licences for fracking before EPA finishes research

Apr 13th 2012, 8:29 PM 2,149 Views 30 Comments

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
# Mission To Prey
# Mission To Prey

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

Apr 13th 2012, 2:30 PM 1,803 Views 0 Comments

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
# Energy
# Energy

Consultation launched on €500m project for overhead electricity link

Apr 12th 2012, 1:34 PM 2,924 Views 28 Comments

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
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 5,666 Views 5 Comments

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
# Prosecutions
# Prosecutions

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

Apr 8th 2012, 12:41 PM 2,803 Views 68 Comments

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
# St Patrick's Day

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

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 5,197 Views 91 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Cabinet will not order review of Frontline programme - Kenny

Mar 13th 2012, 4:27 PM 1,468 Views 28 Comments

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
# Frontline
# Frontline

BAI, Cabinet to discuss Gallagher demands for Frontline inquiry

Mar 13th 2012, 8:06 AM 1,200 Views 26 Comments

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

# pat-rabbitte - Monday 12 March, 2012

Gallagher writes to Rabbitte over 'deeply disturbing' Frontline claims
# Frontline
# Frontline

Gallagher writes to Rabbitte over 'deeply disturbing' Frontline claims

Mar 12th 2012, 3:59 PM 4,343 Views 88 Comments

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
# Frontline
# Frontline

Fianna Fáil call for inquiry over RTÉ Frontline debate

Mar 12th 2012, 8:52 AM 1,378 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Frontline
# Frontline

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

Mar 11th 2012, 3:42 PM 3,076 Views 39 Comments

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.