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Appointment of RTÉ Director-General for a Further Four Years

Tues 4th February 2014: The Board of RTÉ today welcomed the Government's approval of the re-appointment of Noel Curran as Director-General for 4 years.

Tom Savage, Chairman of the RTÉ Board, said: “I would like to say how pleased I am personally that Noel Curran has agreed to continue for a further period of four years. The Board and I look forward to continuing to work with him. The organisation as a whole will benefit from a steady hand in these difficult economic times and the changes in this industry that lie ahead.”

The Director-General is appointed by the Board of RTÉ following a public competition.  The Board recently requested Noel Curran to remain in the role for another four years. Under Section 89 of the Broadcasting Act, the consent of Government is necessary for RTÉ to appoint a Director General.