Noel Curran
Director General

Noel took up the role of Director General of the EBU in September 2017. Noel is the former DG, Managing Director of Television and Editor of Current Affairs of RTÉ, Ireland's national television and radio broadcaster. As Director General he successfully led RTÉ during one of of the most financially challenging and competitive periods in media history. A strong and long-time advocate of public service media, Curran is also an award winning investigative journalist and Producer. As an Editor and Producer, Noel's programming won numerous awards for journalism in Ireland and internationally. He was also Executive Producer on a range of live television events, including the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997, general election coverage, live entertainment series and factual programming. Noel attended Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied European Broadcasting Policy and graduated from Dublin City University In Communication Studies, specialising in national and international broadcasting policy and writing a thesis on the role of Public Service Broadcasting. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Dublin City University. Noel is married to the singer and former Eurovision Song Contest winner Eimear Quinn and they have two daughters.