Focusing on the challenges

Under huge pressure to balance its books, RTE has cut its budget and let workers go, but more is required to eliminate its vast deficit, writes Samantha McCaughren.

15th September, 2012
Noel Curran, director general, RTE: faces a difficult task to eliminate the station's deficit by 2013. Photo: Tony O'Shea

At the end of this week, more than 70 staff at RTE will walk out the door for the very last time. Another 100 or so will follow them in the coming weeks, bringing the total number who have left the national broadcaster in the last 14 months to 350.

The mass exodus is part of a €25 million restructuring plan, aimed at helping RTE to pull itself back from mounting losses and to achieve its stated goal of...

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