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# Communications Minister

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# Eamon Ryan
Patient receiving offer of medical procedure from abroad 'seems to align' with HSE hack, Dáil told
The Financial Times reported today that personal information belonging to HSE patients had been shared online.
Taoiseach says Breen extending national broadband bidder's dinner invitation to Naughten is 'not a resigning matter'
Pat Breen extended a dinner invitation to former Communications Minister Denis Naughten at the request of David McCourt.
# gone
Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister
He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.
# media merger
Minister Denis, billionaire Denis and a media merger: Dáil seeks clarity over who knew what when
Minister Denis Naughten is to make a speech on what he told INM about the media merger being referred to the BAI.
# On Air
Naughten prepared to bring in gender quotas for Irish radio
A report on gender and broadcasting is due in December or January – Naughten said that if it recommends quotas, he will support this.
# no escape
Sky and UPC may have to hand over customer data in crackdown on licence fee dodgers
Communications minister Alex White wants to catch fee evaders.
# run rabbitte
Was Pat Rabbitte called "Fat Rabbitte" on Prime Time last night?
He was. He definitely was.
# New Charge
Want your say on the new Broadcast Charge? The consultation period is now open
The new charge is due to come in at the start of 2015 and will replace the current TV licence.
# TV licence
Goverment may axe TV licence...and replace it with a new household charge
Even if you don’t have a TV, you may soon have to start contributing to RTE’s output.