RTE in Crisis

Behind the scenes at RTÉ as the payment scandal unfolded

Who said what and when as controversy embroiled the national broadcaster

On October 3, Kevin Bakhurst told the board that ‘preservation of cash [is] paramount. Tough decisions to be made, we cannot sustain what we are doing’. Picture: Maura Hickey

Board meeting minutes

May 25: Jonathan Ruane and Connor Murphy, two RTÉ board members, “raised concerns” about proposals to sign off on the broadcaster’s 2022 financial accounts while an investigation into secret payments made to Ryan Tubridy was ongoing.

June 19: An emergency meeting was called for 10am following the completion of Grant Thornton’s review into secret payments to Ryan Tubridy. The board was briefed about the next steps being taken by Anne O’Leary, who ...