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.