— IrishRugbySupporters (@IrishRugbySupp) November 11, 2015
“This is extremely disappointing news for RTÉ. We have a long and proud tradition of showcasing the 6 Nations and putting our heart and soul into our coverage.
We want to assure the Irish public that every possible effort was made by RTÉ to retain these rights. As a public service broadcaster, RTÉ’s ambition has always been, and continues to be, to deliver the best possible viewer experience and to share moments of major national importance.
We put forward the best possible bid within our means, while always mindful of the significant responsibilities attached to spending public funds.”
Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ