Alex White on the trouble with RTE

Former communications minister White says politicians are very reluctant to give the state broadcaster the backing it needs

7th May, 2017
Alex White, former Minister for Communications, and an ex-RTE producer Picture: Fergal Phillips

Members of the government see RTE as out to get them and there is no appetite to help the financially struggling national broadcaster. That’s according to Alex White, the former minister for communications.

“When I look back on my period as minister, I am still struck by the level of hostility displayed by members of the government towards RTE. The chances of there being an increase in the TV licence, even a very...

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