RTÉ’s Managing Director of News and Current Affairs, Kevin Bakhurst
RTÉ has confirmed that Kevin Bakhurst, the managing director of the news and current affairs division, is to leave the organisation in October.
He will take up a position as Content Group Director for Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK.
Mr Bakhurst joined RTÉ four years ago as managing director of the news and current affairs division, and was later appointed Deputy Director-General.
Kevin Bakhurst set to leave RTÉ in October (RTE)
[RTÉ’s managing director of news and current affairs Kevin Bakhurst]
[RTÉ’s managing director of news and current affairs Kevin Bakhurst] said RTÉ was facing legal actions from “some well-known political figures”. While some actions were fair, others were “spurious, expensive and are a public game of who-blinks-first, with a major price tag attached on our side – and where we are dealing with public money.” He added there were “a small number of extremely wealthy and extremely litigious individuals who seek to use the courts to shut down any public debate or discussion of their affairs – which in most cases would be perfectly legitimate areas of exploration or discussion. I think probably enough said on that one.”
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