RTÉ looks to Britain to fill top news job

Sources at the state broadcaster reveal role is expected to go to an external candidate

30th October, 2016
RTE will have a new head of news and current affairs in the coming weeks Pic: RollingNews.ie

The head of news at Channel 4, Dorothy Byrne, is being tipped to secure the head of news and current affairs role in RTÉ.

Sources at the state broadcaster said that the role, one of the most significant in Irish journalism, is expected to go to an external candidate.

Byrne was the most likely person to secure the post, according to senior RTÉ staff last week. Twitter’s Mark Little and a senior figure at CNN...

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