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Dee Forbes to be new Director General of RTÉ

April 1st, 2016 5:32 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

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DEE Forbes has been appointed the new Director General of RTÉ today. The Drimoleague native, who lives in Glandore, is currently the head of the Discovery Channel in Europe is expected to take up her new post later in the year, after the departure of Noel Curran.

Before joining Discovery, Ms Forbes led Turner Broadcasting’s business in the UK and Ireland, which consisted of seven entertainment channels, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM.

Ms Forbes told RTÉ News that although it was a tough professional decision to leave Discovery, the personal decision to return to Ireland and lead its biggest broadcaster, RTÉ, is an opportunity of a lifetime.

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