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04 December 2013: RTÉ will have comprehensive coverage across all platforms - television, radio, online and mobile of Budget 2013 on Wednesday, 5th December


On RTÉ One, Budget 2013 begins at 2.00pm with live coverage of the Budget speeches by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD. The programme is presented by Bryan Dobson and Keelin Shanley and will have live coverage and analysis until 5.35pm. Nuacht follows on RTÉ One at 5.40pm. Live coverage of Dáil Éireann will continue on RTÉ Two between 3.45 and 7.00pm.

There will be an extended Six One News with a comprehensive look at the Budget, analysis from RTÉ correspondents and early reaction from politicians and interest groups,
This will run until 7.30pm. Later that evening there will be a longer Nine O’Clock News, followed by a Prime Time Budget Special at 9.40pm presented by Miriam O’Callaghan and Richard Crowley.


RTÉ Radio 1’s Budget 2013 coverage sees Mary Wilson present a specially-extended Drivetime Budget Special between 2.25 pm – 7.00pm.On Thursday 6th December from 10am on Today with Pat Kenny, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin TD will be live in studio for a post-Budget phone-in.
Della Kilroy will be reporting from the Dáil whilst Brian Lally and Katriona McFadden will be gauging the public’s reaction on the ground in Dublin and Donegal respectively.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta:
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will provide full coverage and analysis of the Budget in a programme live from Leinster House, Lá na Cáinaisnéise, from 3.45pm. A panel of speakers, including Des Geraghty, former President of SIPTU, journalist Áine Ní Chiaráin, tax consultant Ciarán Ó Feinneadha, and sociologist Seán Ó Riain, will provide analysis. Representatives of the country’s political parties will also give their reactions to the Budget. The programme will be presented by Máirín Ní Ghadhra, and produced by Caitlín Ní Chualáin.


RTÉ.ie will have a special section, including a live blog with user comments, an embedded live video player, and the key points of Budget 2013. Users will also get a live stream from RTÉ Radio 1, on-demand video and text of the Ministers’ Budget speeches, plus essential on-demand interviews, analysis and reaction. There will also be updates available on Twitter (@rtenews).

Budget coverage will be available on RTÉ News Now, online and on all text content will also be available on RTÉ’s mobile platforms (, RTÉ News Now app on iPhone, iPad, and Android), while the main Budget content will be available on RTÉ Aertel.
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