Monday 22 July 2019

Stumbling block to RTE Board appointments

APPOINTMENTS to the RTE board must be re-submitted because of a procedural error, Communications Minister Alex White has said.

In a letter from Mr White, the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communication has been asked to re-submit a list of names for him to approve.

Controversy erupted last October over the appointment of Fionnuala Sheehan to the board, given her previous involvement with MEAS, a body that is funded by the drinks industry.

The Committee could technically overturn nominations.

Ms Sheehan has said she no longer has a connection with the alcohol industry.

She also has formal training in company directorship.

Irish Independent

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