Irish Equity says Ryan Tubridy payments highlight wider transparency issues in RTÉ

The Executive of Irish Equity has expressed deep concern at the undisclosed payments to broadcaster Ryan Tubridy saying that it highlights wider issues surrounding the transparency of governance and operations in RTÉ.

Irish Equity Organiser, Michelle Quinn, said: “The Executive of Irish Equity has stated that it is deeply concerned at the failure of RTÉ to disclose payments made to Ryan Tubridy. 

“It has said that what has transpired is totally unacceptable and it is yet another breach of trust with the general public by the national broadcaster.”

She added: “The Executive further stated that the general lack of transparency within RTÉ also impacts members of Irish Equity in a variety of ways. It hampers good faith negotiations and calls into question the integrity of the institution. The Executive also expressed its solidarity with their colleagues in the RTÉ Trade Union Group.”