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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# State Broadcaster

Last year
TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.
All time
# mask communication
RTÉ stars apologise for social distancing breaches at 'impromptu' gathering in Montrose
Bryan Dobson, David McCullagh and Miriam O’Callaghan were among those to pose for photographs while not wearing masks.
# Budapest
Hungarian state broadcaster hit by wave of protests
Several thousand demonstrators gathered to protest a controversial new labour law.
# spin the wheel
'There's no show like it': Here's what happens behind the scenes at Winning Streak
We were given a glimpse at rehearsals with Sinead and Marty.
# huge deficit
RTÉ to ask over 250 staff to take redundancy package
The State broadcaster is being restructured internally and attempts are being made to reduce its €20 million deficit.
# Salaries
Poll: Is it fair to ask RTÉ's higher-earners to reveal their salaries?
Denis Naughten said he wants RTÉ to publish the salaries of all those who earn over €100,000 a year.
# Investigation
RTÉ has been dragged into the Garda whistleblower mire
A new commission of investigation into the saga is to probe whether or not the Garda Commissioner “orchestrated” broadcasts on RTÉ in May 2016.
# chinese doubts
China state media casts doubt on video of Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh
Beijing supports the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad.
# Radio Wars
RTÉ has been sent to the bold step over 'misleading' listenership figures
The broadcaster had to publish a clarification over a show’s claimed increase in listeners.
# State Broadcaster
Poll: Is RTÉ worth the licence fee?
The station says Ireland’s is the lowest in western Europe.
# shaking it up
RTÉ studios set for €3 million revamp as competition ramps up
The broadcaster has put out a public tender notice for the work to be carried out.
# Back in black
RTÉ delivers a pre-tax surplus for the first time since 2007
The company returned a surplus of €1.1 million, despite a drop in commercial revenues.
# Live coverage
RTÉ says televising National Special Olympics would be too expensive
The broadcaster’s head of sport Ryle Nugent met with Senator Mary Moran to discuss the issue today.
Column: RTÉ's future plans are missing one vital ingredient: you.
The public service broadcaster’s just-published five-year strategy is not short on ambition, but it may point towards an organisation more ready to forge commercial partnerships than embrace its public, writes Mark Cullinane.
# Changes
Tubridy: Others might be tempted to leave RTÉ after Pat Kenny departure
The Late Late Show host confirmed that he is not looking to leave the State broadcaster but admitted that others might be.
# moving
Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk
The veteran broadcaster will present a mid-morning show on Newstalk from September, it has been confirmed.
# Greece
Greek court overturns closure of state broadcaster‎
The top administrative court in Greece has “temporarily” cancelled the government’s shock decision to close state broadcaster ERT.
# shut down
This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air
The Greek government has shut down state broadcaster ERT’s TV and radio stations, with the loss of nearly 3,000 jobs, in order to save money.
# Radio
Head of 2fm steps down to take up new RTÉ Radio role
John McMahon has been head of the station since 2009 but will not be renewing his contract.
Tubridy, Finucane and Duffy take pay cuts as RTÉ reveals stars' salaries
Ryan Tubridy was paid €723,000 in 2011, according to figures released by the State broadcaster this evening.
# Christmas telly
Which TV show was most watched on Christmas Day?
Clue: It features Brendan O’Carroll in drag.
# one-stop shop
VIDEO: RTÉ's one-take promo for Big Week is impressive...
…but we also like a similar idea performed by a school in Lisburn earlier this year.
RTÉ Board to be told today that 'it can't run a deficit'
Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte assures senators after questions on whether taxpayer is “getting bang for our buck” with licence fee.
# media standards
Pat Rabbitte criticises descent of media into "corrosive cynicism"
The Minister for Communications was leading statements on media standards in the Seanad – and hearing concerns from senators about the future of the media in Ireland.
RTÉ will adopt Press Ombudsman recommendations
The State broadcaster held a meeting this week to discuss the Prime Time Investigates programme A Mission to Prey, which was found to have defamed priest Fr Kevin Reynolds.
RTÉ stars could have salaries cut by 30 per cent
Director General Noel Curran says RTÉ prepared for possibility of some presenters moving to rival broadcasters. We look at what those cuts would do to the top earners’ pay packets…
# Broadcasting
Independent broadcasters call for review of RTÉ radio funding
The IBI has called for a “long overdue and comprehensive restructuring” of State-run radio stations as well as the abandonment of the broadcasting levy.