Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# dee forbes

This year
# no bandwidth
RTÉ to stop broadcasting on longwave 252 bandwidth from next month
RTÉ director general Dee Forbes said the broadcaster can ‘no longer justify’ investment in the long wave transmitter.
# Ryan Tubridy
'We'll have a look at what's next, who's next': RTÉ director-general on The Late Late's future
Ryan Tubridy will present his final Late Late Show on Friday 26 May on RTÉ One.
Last year
# toy show the musical
Dáil public spending watchdog seeks answers from RTÉ over Toy Show: The Musical budget
The Public Accounts Committee is looking to ask questions about the business case for the production.
TV licence fee in place for RTÉ 'utterly broken', Dee Forbes tells committee
The director general of the State broadcaster was appearing before the Committee of Public Accounts this morning.
All time
# money at montrose
RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears
The State broadcaster is facing a “structural funding problem”, according to its director general.
# money at montrose
Staff at RTÉ reject pay cut plans as union says proposals now 'off the table'
The plan was rejected by 87% by 13%.
# RTÉ Gold
'Absolute disgrace': RTÉ Gold listeners wrote to Dee Forbes expressing 'devastation' over station closure
That’s according to records released by RTÉ’s Freedom of Information unit.
'We’ve lost the king of our family': Funeral of Larry Gogan takes place in Dublin
The legendary music man died Tuesday aged 85 after 58 years in radio.
Talks ongoing with RTÉ's top presenters and one has already taken over 15% pay cut, Forbes says
Director General Dee Forbes faced questions on RTÉ’s finances and its future at an Oireachtas Committee hearing today.
# Montrose
RTÉ to get extra €10m after Government announces public service broadcasting Commission
“This is Government meeting RTÉ halfway,” Communications Minister Richard Bruton said.
# dee forbes
'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms
Forbes wants the Government to take action to tackle households evading the licence fee.
# rte cuts
If everyone with a TV paid their licence fee in 2018, RTÉ would have an extra €32 million
As RTÉ restructures its organisation with staff cuts and asset sales, there’s a new focus on Ireland’s high TV licence evasion rates.
# Cuts
RTÉ director general says more land at Donnybrook campus will be sold
The national broadcaster has revealed details of a plan which will see 200 jobs cut next year.
# Job Cuts
RTÉ director general says announcement of job cuts was held off over death of Gay Byrne
It was announced last night that RTÉ is to cut 200 jobs as part of a major restructuring plan.
# staff cuts
Widespread RTÉ cuts: 200 jobs to go, digital stations scrapped and top presenters hit with 15% pay cut
The national broadcaster revealed details of the plan this evening.
# Review
RTÉ 'reassessing everything it does' amid unprecedented financial situation
RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes told staff it “will no longer be possible to continue as we are.”
# donnybroke
Dee Forbes says RTÉ is facing 'urgent, substantial' money problems
She called for the current TV licence fee funding model to be changed to one that includes laptops and smartphones.
# next five years
RTÉ says the TV licence fee system needs to be reformed
But that doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in the fee.
# Broadcasting
RTÉ boss calls for hike in TV licence fee to €175
RTÉ is to post a deficit in its 2016 annual report due to be published soon.
# needs must
Cash-strapped RTÉ has officially put a chunk of land at its HQ up for sale for €75 million
It’s thought the land is likely to be sold for residential development.
# The Way Forward
TV licence fee should be doubled says RTÉ head as job cuts loom at broadcaster
Dee Forbes announced the job cuts would come as the company merged different divisions together.
# cork native
Dee Forbes will become the first ever female director general of RTÉ
She will take over from Noel Curran.