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 Dee Forbes, director general of RTÉ: “A properly funded RTÉ can deliver an exciting offering to the Irish public.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Played for dark laughs, there is a moment in coming-of-age comedy The Young Offenders when a dropped hammer takes a comically long time to bounce off (...)

 RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes said the broadcaster’s new strategy will ensure it will  ‘continue to play a central role at the heart of national life’.

RTÉ is to become a digital-first service in a bid to attract a younger audience, according to a five-year strategy published on Tuesday. The strategy(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten ruled out an increase in the TV licence earlier this year. RTÉ director general Dee Forbes previously said the price should increase from €160 to €175 and that the fee was in need of reform and modernisation. File photograph: Getty Images

The secretary-general of the Department of Communications has said the TV licence model is does not work and that he’s not sure the problem can be sol(...)

Dee Forbes, RTÉ director-general: Currently preparing the organisation’s next five-year plan.

At “future of media” events, there’s a quote from Bill Gates that pops up on the presentation decks like clockwork. “We always overestimate the chang(...)

RTÉ has promoted Adrian Lynch to the role of director of audience, channels and marketing

RTÉ has promoted Adrian Lynch to the role of director of audience, channels and marketing and hired Frances Abeton as director of operations and produ(...)

‘Late Late Show’ presenter Ryan Tubridy is the highest paid with a €495,000 salary, newly released figures show. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ryan Tubridy kept his place as the best paid presenter at RTÉ in 2015 with a salary of €495,000, while only three of the top 10 on-air earners at the (...)

On repeat: ‘Father Ted’ is regularly repeated in peak-time slots on RTÉ2 because budgets for original programming on the channel are low.

RTÉ is no stranger to repeats at this time of year. One of its most reliable summer repeats is the one where its annual report emerges with an unfortu(...)

‘Much is now at risk,’ says RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

RTÉ has confirmed it made a loss of almost €20 million in 2016, a “financially difficult” year marked by “onerous” costs for special events and weaker(...)

Múirne Laffan: led the development of the RTÉ Player, the RTÉ News Now app and the broadcaster’s website

RTÉ is standing down the role of chief digital officer after Múirne Laffan on Thursday announced her decision to leave the broadcaster next month. Ms(...)

The winning land sale bid, way above the €75 million guide price, is the rare example of a nice surprise for RTÉ. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ has secured a price of €107.5 million for almost nine acres of prime land in Donnybrook, and by everybody’s estimation this is a fine sum. In the (...)

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