Catherine Martin: Confidentiality agreements should be avoided in RTÉ exit packages

Media minister said she has impressed the need for greater transparency from the national broadcaster amid furore over exit payments to senior staff

Catherine Martin: “I also impressed on the chair and DG that a cap on the levels of settlements made should be introduced.” Picture:

Catherine Martin has said that she expressed her “concern and frustration” at how revelations of exit packages at RTÉ is undermining work to reform the broadcaster.

The minister for media also said that she told RTÉ executives that a cap on future exit packages should be introduced.

She was speaking after a meeting with the Siún Ní Raghallaigh, chairwoman of the RTÉ Board, and RTÉ director general Kevin Bakhurst amid political outcry over the payment ...