Catherine Martin demands answers from RTÉ bosses as she hits out at exit packages

The media minister has hit out at the ‘shocking’ €450,000 exit package awarded to the former chief financial officer

RTÉ management is understood to be concerned that any cap on exit deals would stymie the scheme targeting high earners at the broadcaster

Minister for Media Catherine Martin will haul RTÉ Director General Kevin Bakhurst and Chair of the RTÉ Board Siún Ní Raghallaigh into her department today to demand answers on exit packages for senior figures at the broadcaster.

A spokesperson said the minister will re-emphasise that transparency is essential in rebuilding trust amongst staff and the public in RTÉ and is also of particular importance as discussions continue at senior Government level on the future funding ...