Bakhurst: Ryan Tubridy needed to take some responsibility for RTÉ payments saga

A “core agreement” had been in place for Tubridy’s return to RTÉ prior to the presenter’s statement on Wednesday

RTÉ Director General Kevin Bakhurst scrapped discussions over Ryan Tubridy’s potential return to the national broadcaster after the presenter “muddied the waters” in the wake of a review into under declarations of his salary between 2017 and 2019.

On Wednesday, Tubridy said he welcomed the findings of a second Grant Thornton report which dealt with how his salary was under-declared by €120,000 between 2017 and 2019.

Following the publication of its findings, Tubridy said it ...