RTE in Crisis

Revealed: Key details of RTÉ’s cost-saving plan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Tuesday confirmed €56 million in interim funding for RTÉ

RTÉ has been reeling from a payments controversy and subsequent funding crisis since the summer. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Kevin Bakhurst, the director-general at RTÉ, today briefed staff at the broadcaster on its “strategic vision” for the future which includes swingeing cuts across the organisation.

Here are key details of the plan as presented to government and RTÉ staff:

More streamlined – a 20 per cent smaller RTÉ:

“We will be a more streamlined, modern and simplified organisation, with fewer employees (with a net headcount reduction of up to 20 per cent or 400 ...