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Sunday 24 September 2017

Acting Cabinet consents to appointment of Dee Forbes as new RTÉ director general

Dee Forbes
Dee Forbes
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

THE acting Cabinet has consented to the appointment of Dee Forbes as the new RTÉ director general.

Ms Forbes, the president and managing director of Discovery Networks Northern Europe, was selected to replace Noel Curran as RTÉ boss by the

broadcaster's board on Friday.

Acting Communications Minister Alex White raised her appointment at Cabinet this morning.

While the selection of a candidate for director general is a matter for the board of RTÉ under the Broadcasting Act, confirming the appointment requires the government's consent.

The Cabinet signed off on Ms Forbes appointment today.

When news that she will replace Mr Curran emerged late last week Ms Forbes said it was a "tough decision" to leave Discovery but described the job at RTÉ as "an opportunity of a lifetime".

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