RTE in Crisis

Tubridy wrote to Bakhurst before negotiations were cut to clarify controversial salary statement

Email from the presenter’s lawyer came hours before the new director general ended negotiations about the presenters return to the station

Ryan Tubridy: No intention of causing any difficulty for RTÉ in relation to his statement made yesterday.

Ryan Tubridy told Kevin Bakhurst that he had “no intention of causing any difficulty” hours before the RTÉ boss decided to end negotiations about the presenters return to the station.

Tubridy said through his lawyer that the statement he issued following the Grant Thornton report on Wednesday was “not in any way inferring that RTÉ was incorrect”.

The email, sent on Thursday morning, was prompted by Bakhurst requesting a clarification from Joe O’Malley, Tubridy’s solicitor, ...