Donohoe says RTÉ will be bailed out this year

The Minister for Public Expenditure insisted that RTE would need to bring forward a reform plan before it would get any additional funding.

Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Public Expenditure, has said that he is going to give RTÉ an emergency bailout before the end of the year.

He did not give any commitment to provide additional funding to the national broadcaster in his Budget speech, despite its plea for a bailout package of €55 million.

But at his post-Budget press conference, Donohoe said that a supplementary estimate would be brought forward later this year to fund RTÉ’s ...