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# Kevin Bakhurst

February 2024
Timeline: Calls made before Martin’s Prime Time interview and Ní Raghallaigh's departure
Catherine Martin says she's 'doing her best' in wake of departure of RTÉ board chair
Members of the opposition have said Catherine Martin’s position as Media Minister is untenable.
Questions remain over who at Martin's Department knew what, and when, about the exit packages
A number of Government ministers have defended Martin
The RTÉ Board has said the Department of Media was informed in October 2023 of the approval of an exit package for Richard Collins
Bakhurst: Disclosing exit package info would be unlawful, but execs can 'waive confidentiality'
Varadkar says bringing RTÉ under remit of Comptroller and Auditor General is being considered
Here's what we know (and don’t know) about RTÉ exit payments
Some politicians have called details of exit packages of all executives dating back to 2016 to be published.
RTÉ to seek legal advice in coming days as Minister says broadcaster is at 'critical juncture'
The meeting was called by the Minister after Bakhurst released information on four executive departures from the public broadcaster since he took over last year.
Media Minister Catherine Martin has said she expressed her "frustration" and "concern" to Bakhurst today.
She said that a "cap on the levels of settlements made should be introduced".
Martin said that "this is a critical juncture" for RTÉ.
Kevin Bakhurst releases statement on the departures of four RTÉ executives since he took over
‘Culture of arrogance’ among some senior figures in RTÉ, says Taoiseach
This year
'Conflict of interest' form for RTÉ staff to be up and running later this month
Last year
Fair City to be scaled back to three episodes a week as RTÉ outlines €10m in cuts for 2024
Donohoe reiterates that €40m additional funding conditional on RTÉ reforms being implemented
Willie O'Reilly: Promising that no one at RTÉ will earn as much as the DG is pure grandstanding
Willie O'Reilly
'I think it is only right' that no-one in RTÉ should earn more than DG, media minister says
Emma O'Kelly on RTÉ's new strategy: 'If that's modernising well, it's a modernising I don't agree with'
'No one will earn more than the DG': Bakhurst outlines voluntary redundancies and salary caps at RTÉ
Government approves €56 million bailout for RTÉ, subject to conditions
RTÉ u-turns on their request to provide Kelly-Forbes note to PAC in private
PAC refuse RTÉ's request to bring Kelly-Forbes note to committee in private
Jump in listeners for Ryan Tubridy's old radio slot, latest JNLR figures show
RTÉ Chief Financial Officer Richard Collins resigns from national broadcaster
RTÉ suspends tender for Fair City promotional photography citing spending freeze
Montrose site: Taoiseach says RTÉ relocating would carry costs
Ryan Tubridy and RTÉ in ‘dispute’ over contract, director general says
'The sacked presenter club’: Piers Morgan ‘excited’ to see what Ryan Tubridy does next
Ryan Tubridy teases ‘new beginning’ and tells followers to ‘stay tuned for more’
New host and logo, shorter run-time, but no sponsor: The return of The Late Late Show
The statement that cost Ryan Tubridy his job at RTE
Bakhurst says Tubridy was 'shocked and disappointed' after contract negotiations terminated
Tubridy was due to return to RTE on €170,000 in September, says Bakhurst
RTÉ needs to show it has 'changed significantly', says new chief Kevin Bakhurst
New RTÉ chief wants decision on Ryan Tubridy's future with broadcaster by end of month
RTÉ's new boss orders review of exit packages after confusion over lack of sign-off
Kevin Bakhurst commissions external review of RTÉ's voluntary exit schemes in 2017 and 2021
RTÉ executive denies misleading parliamentary committee on knowledge of Ryan Tubridy deal
RTÉ restates stance that Tubridy's contract is 'at an end' amid confusion over what he's to be paid
RTÉ Board and Executive back before the Public Accounts Committee
Bakhurst: 'Not appropriate' for Dave Fanning to compare Tubridy hearing to 'Nuremberg trial'
Bakhurst: RTÉ payments controversy 'one of the most shameful episodes in organisation's history'
New RTÉ boss says Tubridy's pay is an 'ongoing discussion with his agent'
Reintroducing Kevin Bakhurst: the man taking the reins for his second rodeo at RTÉ