RTÉ in Crisis

Simon Harris supports bringing RTÉ under control of C&AG

Fine Gael minister said the move - set to be recommended by a Dáil committee - is a ‘sensible thing to do’

Simon Harris on PAC report: “A lot of the recommendations are very common sense to me, and I think putting it back under the control of the C&AG is a sensible thing to do.” Picture: RollingNews.ie

Bringing RTÉ under the control of the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) is a “sensible thing to do”, Simon Harris has said.

The Fine Gael minister for higher education said that March needs to be the month where the national broadcaster “moves away from revelations” and towards adopting government recommendations, as he insisted that the current cabinet will solve the issue of a sustainable funding model for public service media.

His comments come as RTÉ ...