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From TheJournal.ie 'Not in the public interest': Supreme Court hears FOI law could 'scare' firms from working with State in future Freedom Of Information

'Not in the public interest': Supreme Court hears FOI law could 'scare' firms from working with State in future

The claim was made during appeal against two rulings last year brought by the Information Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press' FOI

Richard Bruton told BAI the Communicorp ban was 'antithetical to a free and open press' Exclusive

The Communications Minister said it was a matter of “grave concern” that some journalists had been banned from radio stations.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton Protest

Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton

Around 10 people demonstrated at the scene this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Mini-reshuffle sees a change for Richard Bruton and two seats for the west at Cabinet Shake Up

Mini-reshuffle sees a change for Richard Bruton and two seats for the west at Cabinet

Donegal TD Joe McHugh is to replace Bruton as Minister for Education.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister? Return Of The Fitz This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?

Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now David Mccourt

Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now

Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.

From TheJournal.ie Rural Ireland's dodgy broadband is going to get sorted according to the Communications Minister Speedy Gonzales

Rural Ireland's dodgy broadband is going to get sorted according to the Communications Minister

You’ll soon be able to read TheJournal.ie at super quick speeds from all over the country!

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: Post offices need to innovate to ensure their survival 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.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing 2fm

Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing

The minister questioned whether the station was doing anything different or better than its competitors.

From TheJournal.ie "This country's gone wild with exaggeration": Rabbitte says the FOI issue's been blown out of all proportion Hyperbole

"This country's gone wild with exaggeration": Rabbitte says the FOI issue's been blown out of all proportion

The Government yesterday withdrew an amendment to the FOI Bill which would have seen some charges for requests soar.

From TheJournal.ie Which government minister thought he "could change the world" when he had long hair? Student Politics
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the property tax register be used to collect the broadcasting charge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the property tax register be used to collect the broadcasting charge?

Pat Rabbitte has indicated that the register could be used for the collection of the tax which will replace the TV licence fee.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation could force landlords to hand over tenants' details Broadcasting Charge

New legislation could force landlords to hand over tenants' details

Under plans for the new Broadcasting Charge, the Department of Communications is proposing new laws that could oblige property owners to hand over renters’ names.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century' Childcare

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'

The Transport Minister said earlier this week that women would have to quit their jobs if they earned less than the childcare expenses.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte plans to introduce public broadcasting charge Broadcasting

Rabbitte plans to introduce public broadcasting charge

Deputy Michael Moynihan said in response that the imposition of a new broadcasting charge must result in a reduction to the current TV licence fee.

From TheJournal.ie Some 100,000 still to make the switch to Saorview with just two weeks to go Saorview

Some 100,000 still to make the switch to Saorview with just two weeks to go

With the switchover deadline just 14 days away, Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has urged the public not to wait until the last minute.

From TheJournal.ie British-Irish electricity interconnector to be opened today Energy

British-Irish electricity interconnector to be opened today

Biggest single piece of energy infrastructure built in Ireland since the Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric project.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Rabbitte says people should be prepared to pay for national broadcaster Broadcasting

Pat Rabbitte says people should be prepared to pay for national broadcaster

Rabbitte said RTE faces many challenges as the media environment changes and advertising markets become more crowded.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte getting an earful - but 'not from man arrested for it' Public Order This post contains videos

VIDEO: Pat Rabbitte getting an earful - but 'not from man arrested for it'

Protestor whose tirade at minister in Buswell’s Hotel is caught on this video is NOT the man arrested in relation to the incident, say eyewitnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts Budget

Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts

Pat Rabbitte insists the govt hasn’t “engaged” yet on the budget, but he personally wants to sit down for talks “without any red lines”.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ board pledges reform in 'robust review' with Rabbitte RTÉ

RTÉ board pledges reform in 'robust review' with Rabbitte

The broadcaster’s board met with Communications Minister this morning following the BAI’s inquiry into the Mission to Prey programme.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's more serious than I suspected' - Rabbitte on BAI report RTÉ

'It's more serious than I suspected' - Rabbitte on BAI report

The Communications Minister has condemned the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme, A Mission to Prey, as “a shoddy, unprofessional, cavalier, and damaging piece of work”.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ set for €50m deficit in 2012, says minister RTÉ

RTÉ set for €50m deficit in 2012, says minister

The Minister for Communications told Dáil that key restructuring elements must be put in place this year at RTÉ.

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