RTE in Crisis

‘Appalling culture’: latest report shows inequality and unfairness in RTÉ – Catherine Martin

Media minister expressed confidence in national broadcaster’s current executive team, but said the group should appear before the Oireachtas

Catherine Martin, media minister, said the McCann Fitzgerald report highlighted a ‘shocking disregard in terms of the treatment of staff’. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A series of reports into RTÉ finances point to “dysfunctionality” at Ireland’s public service broadcaster, Catherine Martin, the minister for media, has said.

She was speaking after the latest report published on Thursday found that the exit package for RTÉ’s former chief financial officer, Breda O’Keeffe, was not considered or approved by RTÉ executives.

The McCann FitzGerald report found responsibility for this lies with RTÉ, and Ms O’Keeffe told the report authors she had “no ...