Bakhurst to stand down RTÉ executive board, calls events of past week ‘shameful’

New director general said broadcaster’s financial integrity “must be on a par with our editorial integrity”

Kevin Bakhurst said that while it was “an honour” to take up the position, he was appalled at recent events

Kevin Bakhurst, the new director-general of RTÉ, is standing down the broadcaster’s executive board and replacing it with a temporary interim leadership team.

In an email sent to staff this morning, Bakhurst said he will share details of the make-up of the interim leadership team later today.

He also said that RTÉ will publish the salaries of the executive/permanent interim leadership team, along with the earnings of RTÉ's ten highest paid presenters, in its annual ...