Chief Executive of the BAI Michael O’Keeffe
In The Sunday Times.
Colin Coyle reported:
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has spent almost €15,000 over nine years on negotiating a contract with its chief executive Michael O’Keeffe.
O’Keeffe, 61, finally signed a contract on February 13, nine years after approval for his appointment was granted.
In 2018 he was paid €127,623 — up from €116,078 in 2017 — and received a €20,866 pension contribution.
The regulator’s 2018 report notes that legal fees of €1,474 were incurred in relation to the impasse that year
. The sum of fees associated with negotiating the contract since 2010 is €14,980.
The reason why O’Keeffe had refused to sign is unknown. Neither he nor the BAI would comment.