RTE in Crisis

Catherine Martin accused of being ‘hands-off minister’ over RTÉ

The media minister faced questions in the Dáil about her handling of the latest crisis in the national broadcaster

Catherine Martin: the media minister responded to criticism by saying that RTÉ did not formally record that the remuneration board had signed off on an exit package for an executive

Catherine Martin, the media minister, has been accused of taking a “hands-off” approach to the “depressing soap opera” at RTÉ.

Opposition politicians called the minister “naive” for not expecting a question on having confidence in Siun Ni Raghallaigh, the chairwoman of the RTÉ board, during an interview on Prime Time.

Martin ...