Tuesday February 18, 2020

Who’s the boss?

Some say it’s the best job in Irish media, others call it the worst. Dee Forbes, RTÉ’s new director general designate, will soon find out what it means to head Ireland’s most scrutinised organisation

10th April, 2016
Dee Forbes, who is taking the helm at the national broadcaster as the first woman director general, is inheriting an organisation in the red Pic: RTÉ/Emma Jervis

If someone examined internet searches among RTÉ staff, there would have been a spike since Friday, April 1, for “Dee Forbes”.

Employees at the state-funded broadcaster have been frantically trying to find out as much information as possible about their new boss, who is a complete outsider and was a surprise appointment to most.

Just over a week ago, it was announced that Forbes secured the job after a hard-fought battle against some...

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