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RTE is looking for members of the public to join its board

Here’s your chance…
Jul 18th 2014, 12:55 PM 13,552 30

IF YOU WERE in a position to have a say in how our national broadcaster is run, what would be your first move?

Rather than taking it out on your long-suffering remote control, or boring those around you to tears, take note – an Oireachtas Committee is looking for applications to join the board of RTE.

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications has announced they are looking for “expressions of interest” from members of the public, who might eventually end up getting appointed to a number of state boards.

There are a few requirements, as you might imagine. In order to be considered for the board of RTE (or TG4, or the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland), you’ll need to have experience in a couple of these areas:

  • Media affairs
  • Public service broadcasting
  • Arts, music, sport or culture
  • Legal or regulatory affairs

Anyone hoping to get on the board of TG4 must also “be able to communicate proficiently in the Irish language.”

Think you might have what it takes? Here’s how to apply, according to a statement yesterday by Committee Chairman John O’ Mahony TD:

Those putting forward their names should attach a short history of their work experience, detailing which of the criteria for appointment they satisfy, as well as a copy of their CV.

All of that needs to be emailed to

The RTÉ Board is the governing authority of the national broadcaster, and has six members.

Scroll down for details on appointments to state boards, and a full list of requirements.

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