Noel Curran will continue as RTÉ DG for another four years, the Board of the state broadcaster has confirmed today.
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.”
Noel Curran was appointed Director-General of RTÉ in November 2010 with effect from February 2011. He completed a BA in Communications from Dublin City University before beginning work in the print media as a business journalist. He was Deputy Editor with Business and Finance before joining RTÉ in 1992. In RTÉ Noel worked as a reporter, producer and editor in RTÉ Television.
He was executive producer of the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1997 and served two terms as Editor of Current Affairs in the News Division, where he established the Prime Time Investigates programme strand. Noel joined RTÉ’s Executive as Managing Director of Television in 2003.
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.