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Union officials fail to land meeting over RTE's finances

RTÉ incurred a deficit of €6.4 million in its financial results for 2017

Killian Woods

Business reporter

27th March, 2019

State officials have ignored several pleas from trade unions who sought to strike up discussions over RTÉ’s financial woes.

Correspondence released under freedom of information laws has revealed the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has contacted Communications Minister Richard Bruton, and his predecessor Denis Naughten, on numerous occasions in a bid to meet about RTÉ’s poor financial position.

Ictu general secretary Patricia King most recently wrote to Minister...

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