RTE in Crisis

RTÉ’s Kevin Bakhurst ‘will not resign’ over exit package scandal

RTÉ director general met with Catherine Martin, media minister, this morning, alongside Siún Ní Raghallaigh, the chair of the board

The RTÉ director general said he ‘stands over’ his decisions. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

Kevin Bakhurst has refuted suggestions that he will stand down from his role as RTÉ is once again under fire following revelations of so-called “golden handshakes” paid to outgoing senior staff.

The RTÉ director general said that he “stands over” his decisions in forming a new leadership team, and that the organisation is awaiting legal advice as to how much transparency it can offer in relation to exit packages.

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