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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Rabbitte

All time
# pat question
Pat Rabbitte can't make his mind up
Will he stay or will he go? (He doesn’t know).
# pat's chat
Nomadic beasts, hackneyed clichés and mild-mannered TDs: A not very productive day's work in the Dáil
Nobody particularly covered themselves in glory during Leaders’ Questions today….
# connected
Sorry, country folk: Still a huge divide between urban and rural internet speeds
At the launch of UPC’s second Irish Digital Report, the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said that there was still a “significant divide” between the quality of internet service provided in urban and rural Ireland.
# An Post
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.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about a problem in the SME sector, the debris found from Malaysia Airlines flight and the Great White shark on the way to Ireland.
# You've Got Mail
Rabbitte: 'Government has no plans to close post offices'
He clarified that An Post didn’t lose the social welfare contract and in fact won the tender last year.
# Panti
Rabbitte won’t ‘interfere’ in RTÉ’s Panti payments
Rabbitte said he has never called someone who disagreed with him on the issue of gay equality a ‘homophobe’.
# too close to home
Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation
Sean Conlon TD said the Taoiseach told him last night the North South Interconnector would be reviewed by the independent panel.
# Pylons
Eirgrid receives thousands of submissions on pylon project
Minister Pat Rabbitte is expected to meet with the board and senior management of Eirgrid later this week.
# Say what?
Mother Teresa and wild exaggeration: The week in quotes
“This country has gone wild with exaggeration.”
# bank debt
Rabbitte slams 'orgy of negativity' over bank debt deal
Pat Rabbitte siad that he would have preferred if Angela Merkel had not made the remarks she made but insisted that an agreement to deal with Ireland’s bank debt still stands.