Here, Take Our Money


He blinked.

This afternoon.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2.

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton at a media doorstep giving details of the establishment of a Commission on the Future of Irish Public Service Broadcasting.

Minister Bruton said the commission will consider ‘how to best deliver and fund public service broadcasting into the future’.


following the submission by RTÉ of its revised strategy to government, the Government is to provide an additional €10m funding to broadcasting with approximately €9m going to RTÉ to implement its new plan.

The funding will come from the Department of Social Protection, in respect of free TV licences and will be provided in the 2020 revised estimates.

Govt to establish public service broadcasting commission (RTÉ)

Bruton denies caving to RTÉ demands as cash-strapped broadcaster to get €50m

Earlier: RTE And Chill

Pics and video: Rollingnews

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10 thoughts on “Here, Take Our Money

  1. curmudgeon

    I’ll remind people of this when the gen election comes round. RTE just got 9million out of the budget for social protection. Nice one FG

  2. Madam X

    And so the FAI is short of cash and a basket case and FG give nothing . Should the same principle not apply to RTE because it’s basket case number 2?

  3. GiggidyGoo

    As well, Zappone gave back, what, €63m or something like that in unused child-related funding.

    I hope Tubridy, Finucane etc. appreciate that they can continue to suckle the public teat, courtesy of the DSP, whole sipping on their after-hours cocktails in their chosen party spots.

  4. Ringsend Incinerator

    Give Me A Break (and that would probably hang the RTE Player too). Shameful bailing out of these other bankers.

  5. GiggidyGoo
    Mouth Leo, ably abetted by half-way-up-the-hill Michilín rallying behind their insurance company friends. Who is in whose pocket at this stage? It’s getting near the end of term of this FFG Coalition. Time to dole out (literally) to RTE to make sure of biased coverage, and time to soft soap the insurance companies as there will be board positions to fill with ex Ministers.

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