Thursday 17 April 2014

Analyst being hired to probe RTE pay and costs

Noel Curran,Director General of RTE arriving for the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee meeting at Leinster House yesterday.Pic Tom Burke 22/5/13
Noel Curran, Director General of RTE. Photo: Tom Burke

THE Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is searching for an independent analyst to help it to assess costs, pay levels and the culture at RTE.

According to tender documents, the independent analyst will help with a wide ranging five-year review of TG4 and RTE. Among the responsibilities that the successful bidder will be tasked with is ensuring that the stations are providing value for money.

Recently, RTE's director general, Noel Curran, acknowledged that the station's best-known faces were overpaid, as it faced a €60m deficit this year.

"If pay levels come up, it's something that the review will look at. It's wide-ranging," a BAI spokesman said.

Irish Independent

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