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# Ryan Tubridy

Last week
10th September 2023 - 16th September 2023
Montrose site: Taoiseach says RTÉ relocating would carry costs
Some politicians have called for RTÉ to consider selling the site amid ongoing financial woes at the State broadcaster.
Ryan Tubridy and RTÉ in ‘dispute’ over contract, director general says
Director General Kevin Bakhurst and other officials are appearing before the Oireachtas Media Committee this afternoon.
DG Kevin Bakhurst, who assumed the role eight weeks ago, also said he is "stopping all discretionary spend to preserve cash"
Bakhurst insisted RTÉ is not on the verge of bankruptcy, but acknowledged the organisation is facing an "extremely challenging financial situation"
The national broadcaster is seeking an additional €34.5 million from government to plug a hole in its finances
RTÉ should consider selling Donnybrook site if it is strapped for cash, says minister
RTÉ chief tells media he 'doesn't want to talk about Ryan anymore' after meeting with Catherine Martin
RTÉ says it will not release the names of top 100 earners
A tranche of documents were supplied to the Oireachtas Media Committee today.
This month
September 2023
RTÉ seeks €34.5m in additional funding with €21m licence fee shortfall also expected, confirms minister
Government is yet to sign off on what interim funding it will provide the national broadcaster.
Ryan Tubridy makes first return to airwaves with Chris Evans interview
Tubridy joked that he’s in London for a variety of reasons including looking at property prices, buying a bike, and attending a CarFest.
'The sacked presenter club’: Piers Morgan ‘excited’ to see what Ryan Tubridy does next
Morgan described Tubridy as ‘Ireland’s biggest TV star’.
Last month
August 2023
RTÉ skips launch day for autumn TV schedule in wake of payments controversy
The public broadcaster typically rolls out its biggest names ahead of its newest schedule – but not this time.
RTÉ chief tells media he 'doesn't want to talk about Ryan anymore' after meeting with Catherine Martin
The Media Minister met with senior RTÉ executives today for the first time since the broadcaster ended negotiations with Ryan Tubridy.
RTÉ spent more than €100,000 on the first Grant Thornton review into pay controversy
The report found that Ryan Tubridy’s pay was understated from 2017 to 2019.
Ryan Tubridy teases ‘new beginning’ and tells followers to ‘stay tuned for more’
In a cryptic Instagram post this morning, Tubridy shared a video of a seaside accompanied by Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’t Stop’.
New host and logo, shorter run-time, but no sponsor: The return of The Late Late Show
Co Down man Patrick Kielty will present his first Late Late Show on 15 September.
The Ryan Tubridy Show is now called The Nine O'Clock Show on RTÉ Radio One
Caretaker presenter Oliver Callan said today that the RTÉ payments scandal is a ‘lesson’.
What's next for Ryan Tubridy and RTÉ?
Tubridy will not return to his RTÉ Radio 1 show after negotiations with the state broadcaster broke down.
The statement that cost Ryan Tubridy his job at RTE
Tubridy had apologised for not calling attention to the fact that his published earnings did not align with the money he actually received.
Who will replace Ryan Tubridy in his morning radio slot?
Before he was taken off air in June, the presenter had been at the helm of The Ryan Tubridy Show since 2015.
Bakhurst says Tubridy was 'shocked and disappointed' after contract negotiations terminated
On the prospect of Tubridy taking legal action over the termination of his contract, Bakhurst said it was “always a risk”.
Tubridy was due to return to RTE on €170,000 in September, says Bakhurst
Tubridy, who was the highest earner at the national broadcaster, has been off air since 22 June.
Ryan Tubridy will not be returning to radio show as RTÉ DG says 'trust has broken down'
Kevin Bakhurst said that RTÉ had hoped to reach an agreement with Tubridy.
Tubridy stopped hosting the show in June following controversy over his salary at the broadcaster.
Bakhurst said that RTÉ and Tubridy did reach agreement on his potential fee and hours.
However, he said that trust broke down between the parties.
Public tell TDs 'enough is enough' as they say they won't renew TV licences amid RTÉ controversy
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Media Minister Catherine Martin has been contacted almost 100 times about TV licence since scandal broke in June.
RTÉ payments scandal: Second report confirms Tubridy's salary under-reported from 2017 to 2019
The report found that neither Ryan Tubridy, nor his agent, had any involvement in the adjustments for the period.
Tubridy welcomes report and hopes to 're-establish confidence and trust of colleagues and listeners'
He said he welcomed the finding that he did not agree with how the broadcaster proposed to account for €120,000 in fees paid to him
RTÉ board given second Grant Thornton report on payments to Tubridy
The first report had found that RTÉ underdeclared presenter Ryan Tubridy’s earnings.
July 2023
PAC will reconvene if former RTÉ chief Dee Forbes and others become available
Two Oireachtas committees stand ready to return during the summer if witnesses become available.
New RTÉ chief wants decision on Ryan Tubridy's future with broadcaster by end of month
RTÉ has been engulfed in controversy since it admitted it had underdeclared the star presenter’s earnings.
Ryan Tubridy's Public Accounts Committee appearance most viewed Oireachtas event ever
Before the RTÉ debacle made its way into the Houses of the Oireachtas, the John Delaney and FAI saga was one of the most viewed events on Oireachtas TV.
The Explainer: How do Oireachtas committees work, and how did Tubridy end up in front of one?
Presenter Laura Byrne is joined this week by Gavan Reilly, political correspondent with Virgin Media News, to look behind the scenes at Oireachtas committees, from the grandstanding to the selection process, as well as to analyse previous appearances by John Delaney, Angela Kerins, and – of course – Ryan Tubridy.
Taoiseach hints a radical overhaul of the TV licence model is coming down the line
Leo Varadkar said he is determined to see an overhaul of the licence fee system in the lifetime of this government.
RTÉ executive denies misleading parliamentary committee on knowledge of Ryan Tubridy deal
Interim deputy director general Adrian Lynch insisted he had been ‘completely truthful’ in his evidence to the Public Accounts Committee.
RTÉ restates stance that Tubridy's contract is 'at an end' amid confusion over what he's to be paid
Represetives for Ryan Tubridy dispute that his current contract has expired.
Bakhurst: RTÉ payments controversy 'one of the most shameful episodes in organisation's history'
The new director general of RTÉ will appear before the Public Accounts Committee today.
Forensic accountants appointed to examine RTÉ finances as Varadkar says no bailout requested
RTE representatives, including new director-general Kevin Bakhurst, will return to Leinster House tomorrow for yet more questioning.
New director-general Kevin Bakhurst speaks to RTE staff during rally over funding
During the rally, employees and union representatives were critical of the management and governance at RTÉ.
How much of a pay cut did Ryan Tubridy really take after 2020?
The presenter’s pay has been the subject of scrutiny for weeks.
Poll: Should Ryan Tubridy return to the airwaves?
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'The Untruth Hurts' and 'The FightBak' - newspapers react to Ryan Tubridy's day in the spotlight
Ryan Tubridy and his agent Noel Kelly as they went before two Oireachtas committees for lengthy questioning sessions.
Tubs thumped the table and posed for countless photos, but will that be enough to save his job?
After a six hour round of questioning, the big question now is can Ryan Tubridy be rehabilitated and return back on air.
TD ratings: How did these notable performers fare in today's RTÉ hearings?
Some politicians’ questions elicited more answers than others throughout the six hours of questioning.
Noel Kelly says he 'acted under instruction from RTÉ' when mislabelling Tubridy invoices
The agent says RTÉ asked him to not put any names on the invoice to a UK company.
Tubridy tells TDs he wants to 'get back on radio as soon as possible'
RTÉ’s new director general has said that the presenter’s ‘reputation has been undermined’ by the ongoing controversy.
What we learned from Ryan Tubridy and Noel Kelly's Oireachtas committee appearances
The presenter and his agent went before the Public Accounts Committee and the Media Committee for lengthy hearings.