RTÉ Has Questions To Answer Ov...


RTÉ Has Questions To Answer Over Payments To Ryan Tubridy

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

08:15 23 Jun 2023

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An emergency meeting of members of the National Union of Journalists working for RTE will be held today.

It comes after the broadcaster admitted to undeclared payments to Ryan Tubridy between 2017 and 2022.

The payments total €345,000, and have been described as a serious breach of trust.

RTE has confirmed the former Late Late Show host will not present his radio show today.

Seamus Dooley from the National Union of Journalists says it'll be tough for RTE to start re-building trust:

"The agreement to pay additional sums to Ryan Tubridy occurred at a time when RTÉ was pleading poverty and seeking pay cut."

"When RTÉ was importing austerity measures, and all the time this was going on in the background."

"That's a significant breach of trust."

Mr. Dooley continued to say "trust is hard won and easily lost," so RTÉ has a "job of work" to regain it.

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