Wednesday October 21, 2020

RTÉ questions whether cutting orchestra loose will save money

The national broadcaster has challenged arts minister Catherine Martin’s claim that removing its responsibility for the National Symphony Orchestra will see it save cash

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

18th October, 2020
RTÉ says it is not yet clear if the transfer will end up saving it money, as the broadcaster will also be losing out on any revenues that the orchestra generates

RTÉ has questioned a suggestion by a government minister that removing its responsibility for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will save it money.

Catherine Martin, the Minister for Culture, Arts and Media, said on Wednesday that the government was pushing ahead with a plan to transfer the orchestra to the National Concert Hall (NCH). A sum of €8 million is being provided to the NCH to cover the orchestra’s running costs.


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