RTE shooting taxpayers in the foot with Tubridy move

We pay Ryan Tubridy’s salary - so why is he going to work for the competition?

16th April, 2011

In a few weeks’ time RTE will turn one of its major guns onto itself and the radio market in Ireland.

Ryan Tubridy is an excellent broadcaster and is paid an extraordinary annual salary by RTE (through the Irish taxpayer), but this summer he will spend eight weeks broadcasting on Saturday mornings on BBC Radio 2.

RTE is supposed to have a 32-county broadcasting strategy for Ireland, but in Northern Ireland this summer Ryan will...

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