RTE in Crisis

Siún Ní Raghallaigh resigns as chair of RTÉ board

Resignation follows media minister Catherine Martin’s comments on RTÉ’s PrimeTime programme

Siún Ní Raghallaigh

Siún Ní Raghallaigh, the chair of the board of RTÉ, has resigned.

In a statement, Ní Raghallaigh said it was “abundantly clear” that she no longer had the confidence of Catherine Martin, the media minister.

“My resignation is a source of sadness to me, but it is unavoidable,” she said in a statement.

On Thursday night’s edition of RTÉ’s PrimeTime programme, Catherine Martin had said she was “deeply disappointed”, having been “misinformed” by the chair ...