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# RTÉ scandal

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November 2023
Willie O'Reilly: Promising that no one at RTÉ will earn as much as the DG is pure grandstanding
The former group commercial director of RTÉ says Bakhurst has had to do a Faustian deal to get government funding, but it’s hard to see how it will work.
This year
RTÉ will run out of cash early next spring without financial bailout, Bakhurst says
RTÉ Director General Kevin Bakhurst says the trend of licence fee payments is down 30%.
Expanded probe into setting up of RTÉ's barter account requested by expert group
Media Minister Catherine Martin is to appear before an Oireachtas committee today.
RTÉ places dead last in customer experience rankings
The broadcaster placed 150th out of 150 organisations in the CX Customer Experience Report 2023.
Opinion: Recent scandals should show us just how important corporate governance is
Siobhán Finn of the Community Enterprise Association Ireland CEAI outlines why good governance matters.
Fair City Photographer: 'It's not just a matter of pressing a button on an iPhone, senator'
Photographer Beta Bajgart responds to criticism of her pay for photography work on the set of Fair City.
Forensic report into RTÉ's use of barter accounts shows 'alarming gaps' in protocol
RTÉ’s use of barter accounts came to public attention after it emerged that it used one to pay over €150,000 to Ryan Tubridy.
RTÉ chief tells media he 'doesn't want to talk about Ryan anymore' after meeting with Catherine Martin
The Media Minister met with senior RTÉ executives today for the first time since the broadcaster ended negotiations with Ryan Tubridy.
RTÉ spent more than €100,000 on the first Grant Thornton review into pay controversy
The report found that Ryan Tubridy’s pay was understated from 2017 to 2019.
Minister ‘won't ask voters to spend more money on RTE without reform plan’
37,089 fewer TV licences have been bought in the eight weeks since the crisis at RTÉ arose.
Dáil Media Committee will seek to meet RTÉ next month for update on reaction to payments scandal
Niamh Smyth said the committee wants to hear from Dee Forbes and Jim Jennings.
Here are the main points from today's Oireachtas committee hearings
Ryan Tubridy and his agent Noel Kelly appeared before the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to answer questions about the payment scandal at RTÉ.
Reintroducing Kevin Bakhurst: the man taking the reins for his second rodeo at RTÉ
Kevin Bakhurst returns to RTÉ with the broadcaster under more pressure than ever before.
Opinion: 'The endorsement of cars by RTÉ celebs during a climate crisis shows poor judgement'
Seána Glennon says the judgement of ‘influencers’ promoting cars in a climate crisis should be called into question.
Larry Donnelly: Public service journalism is so important in a democracy - just look at the US
Our columnist looks at the RTÉ mess and asks what next for the embattled broadcaster.
Pat Rabbitte: Two inquiries, two reviews and one forensic excavation into RTÉ is deliberate overkill
The former communications minister says it is our democracy that will ultimately be the one to pay the price for the RTÉ controversy.
Dublin judge hits out at RTÉ and 'Godlike personalities' in criticism during TV licence hearing
The judge said defendants are “crippled with the cost of living”.
Ryan Tubridy and Noel Kelly agree to come before Oireachtas committees
Letters from Tubridy and Kelly’s solicitors have informed the committees that the men agree to meet with them.
RTÉ letter shows Dee Forbes promised not to cut Tubridy's pay as more barter accounts emerge
RTÉ has released new documents ahead of appearing before the Oireachtas Media Committee again today.
Pressure on RTÉ execs to provide PAC with copies of bank accounts and contracts
Significant lines of questioning at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday focused on the labelling of invoices as “consultancy fees”.
Center Parcs tells RTÉ it won't be renewing sponsorship of The Ryan Tubridy Show
The holiday destination firm has sponsored the show to the tune of €295,000 since last November.
TDs question RTÉ execs for second time as Kielty reveals Late Late salary details
The broadcaster was in for more tough questioning today at the Public Accounts Committee.
'Impossible' for Ryan Tubridy to return to radio right now, RTÉ tells committee
He has not been on air since the pay revelations emerged late last week.
How does RTÉ negotiate top earner contracts - and how did Tubridy's differ?
RTÉ has outlined how it typically negotiates contracts for its highest- paid presenters and what differed in the case of Ryan Tubridy.
Mystery surrounds reason for 'end of contract' payment in RTÉ's deal with Tubridy
The Grant Thornton review details that an end of contract payment was due to the presenter.
Government to foot the bill for review into RTÉ governance following Tubridy pay scandal
Minister Catherine Martin said that “you cannot put a price” on the good that having a transparent public broadcaster does for society.