Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Noel Curran is new Director-General of RTÉ

The Chairperson of the RTÉ Board, Tom Savage, has announced that the RTÉ Board has, with the consent of the government and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, appointed Noel Curran as the next Director-General of RTÉ.

In announcing the appointment the Chairperson, Tom Savage, said: "This appointment follows an exceptionally intensive and exhaustive international recruitment process. Noel Curran honed his award-winning skills as a journalist first in print and then in broadcasting. He has produced both Current Affairs and Entertainment with distinction. He was Managing Director of Television through seven years of creative change."

"Noel has the editorial acumen, the cultural assurance, and the business flair to lead RTÉ into a new era of public service. In these especially challenging times, I am very pleased to announce his appointment and I wish Noel well as Director-General."

Noel Curran said: "I am absolutely delighted to be appointed Director-General. RTÉ has a unique role and a unique responsibility in Irish life. It also has a unique relationship with its audience. Whatever challenges lie ahead, I hope to see that bond strengthened."
(Source : RTE)

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