Thursday 22 February 2018

Little sign of gender discrimination at RTE, but the 'hideous' lack of diversity is obvious

The gender pay gap controversy is not the whole story. RTE has put many women in positions of power, writes David Davin-Power

Different roles: Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ni Bheolain.
Different roles: Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ni Bheolain.

David Davin-Power

RTE is a great organisation - I should know, I worked there long enough - but corporate communication has never been one of its strengths.

The controversy over gender equality and pay is a vivid illustration of a lack of preparedness for an entirely predictable query, following the well trailed publication of BBC salaries.

It was clear that the spotlight would fall on the pay packets of the anchors of the Six One news.

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