Friday February 28, 2020

Government to put RTÉ under ‘active ownership’

Revised strategy aims to ensure state broadcaster meets €60 million budget cut commitments

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
19th January, 2020
RTÉ director general Dee Forbes

The government is to place RTÉ under an “active ownership” regime, including a strict new reporting structure to ensure progress is made on plans to cut staff numbers and reduce high earners’ wages, the Business Post has learned.

The increased oversight by state commercial and financial experts is a prerequisite of the government agreeing to release an extra €9 million in funding to the cash-strapped broadcaster last year.

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