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RTE in major trouble as two reviews are getting the go ahead from government




Media Minister Catherine Martin told Dáil that RTÉ’s “serious corporate governance failings” at RTÉ are “shocking”, reports RTE.

In her explanation of the problems that have arisen at RTÉ in recent weeks, Ms Martin said that “there has never been a greater need for independent, reliable voices and institutions that are trusted by audiences”, reports RTE.

The first review will examine and make recommendations on actions needed to build stronger governance structures and reform the organizational culture at RTÉ.

It will be led by Professor Niamh Brennan and Dr. Monitors Margaret Cullen.

Brendan McGinty and Patricia King are leading a second review of contractor pay and other issues, including gender equality and inclusion.

These reviews are expected to complete their work in six months.

Ms Martin said the RTÉ external review is about restoring trust with both the public and staff and making sure the government gets the answers it needs.

Announcing the review earlier, Ms Martin said it will be far-reaching and will result in an RTÉ everyone can trust and a better culture at RTÉ.

She said: “The first review will examine and make recommendations on the measures necessary to build stronger governance structures and to reform the organisational culture in RTÉ. I expect to receive the final report within six months of the commencement of the examination and interim reports will be submitted as required. I should also say as Oireachtas committees are undertaking their own deliberations, I will, if necessary, extend the terms of reference of the examination to take account of any future revelations through those committees or future Grant Thornton reports, reports RTE.

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