Curran: RTÉ has made it past ‘the very dark days’

Curran: RTÉ has made it past ‘the very dark days’
Noel Curran, director general of RTE, says the state broadcaster has got its confidence back Picture: Feargal Ward.

State broadcaster will focus on digital, says its director general

A combination of budget cuts, staff redundancies and programming controversies have taken their toll on RTÉ, but things are improving, according to the state broadcaster’s director general.

“We have steadied the ship. We’re through the very dark days and we’re on a firmer footing,” Noel Curran said.

After recording net deficits every year from 2009 to 2012, the state broadcaster broke even in 2013. The company’s 2014 accounts are currently being audited,...

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