RTÉ needs government rescue plan, says Moya Doherty

Chair of broadcaster’s board claims it will struggle to adapt without licence fee rise

 RTÉ chair Moya Doherty: ‘The cataclysmic change in the industry globally is quite frightening.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

RTÉ chair Moya Doherty: ‘The cataclysmic change in the industry globally is quite frightening.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

RTÉ will not survive without a government rescue plan for its existential financial crisis, the chair of the independent body which oversees the State broadcaster has warned.

Moya Doherty, chair of the RTÉ board, said the pace of change in media globally was “quite frightening” and cautioned the broadcaster would struggle to adapt without a hike in the licence fee and continued cutbacks.

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