Leo Varadkar: ‘Strong case’ for ‘hypothecated’ exchequer-reliant RTÉ funding model

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin says they have no confidence in Catherine Martin, but refuse to call a no-confidence vote in the media minister

The public broadcaster has been embroiled in controversy for months amid an uncertain economic future

Leo Varadkar has said that there is a “strong case” for a “hypothecated” funding model reliant on state cash to replace the current TV licence fee system, as the government struggles to offer a united perspective on how to support RTÉ.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio 1, the Taoiseach doubled down on claims from his coalition colleagues that cabinet will agree a new financial model for the beleaguered national broadcaster before the Dáil summer recess in ...