RTÉ must face down Sinn Féin intimidation
As the national broadcaster, RTÉ plays an important role in the functioning of our democracy. Checks and balances are put in place to ensure the public is well served, through the RTÉ board and through the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The government of the day makes appointments to the board of both organisations.
The TV licence, from which RTÉ derives a majority share of its revenue, is also set by the government of the day.