RTÉ has ‘learned from’ financial controversy, new chairman claims – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

RTÉ has ‘learned from’ financial controversy, new chairman claims

Image source: RTE

When the media minister and the broadcaster’s new chair first met, one of their main concerns was fixing RTÉ’s funding, reports Breaking News.

The existing method for collecting TV licences is “archaic and out of date,” according to Terence O’Rourke.

Before the Dail summer holiday, Minister of Media Catherine Martin has promised to decide how to restructure RTE financing, reports Breaking News.

Direct exchequer funding and a new broadcasting levy that would be collected by Revenue rather than An Post are two ideas that are reportedly being considered.

In June of last year, the broadcaster faced a problem when it acknowledged that it had been understating the payments for Ryan Tubridy, its popular presenter and former top earner, reports Breaking News.

Tell us your thoughts in the Facebook post and share this with your friends.

Share this story with a friend

Share this story

Tell us what you think on our Facebook page