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The Government has “big choices” to make on the future of RTÉ, director-general Noel Curran has said.....


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The Government has “big choices” to make on the future of RTÉ, director-general Noel Curran has said.....

RTE another steller performer with a €60m loss in 2012 , apparently they let under 300 go in 2012 which explains the loss which would mean the average payout was near the €200K???? nice!

Whats the point of RTE anymore? the average person is drowning in media and a 160€ per house per year would go along way to pay for water charges or whatever you consider a more imortant use of scarce resources. The best thing RTE could do is collapse their service down to TG4 and a self funding sports station if you must. Get rid of the tv "licence" tax and get some token amount of state money for "original " programming again "if you must".

RTÉ looks to public funding as commercial income falls - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 26, 2013

The Government has “big choices” to make on the future of RTÉ, director-general Noel Curran has said, as he signalled the broadcaster’s desire to collect a greater proportion of its funding from public sources.

RTɒs deficit for 2012 will exceed €60 million, mostly due to the cost of restructuring the organisation, Mr Curran told The Irish Times.

Commercial income is understood to have fallen €14 million or about 8 per cent last year, with the advertising market remaining subdued in 2013. This has put pressure on RTɒs financial recovery as it seeks to break even this year.
 

Analyzer

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Sell Pravda.
Scrap the stupid compulsory tax on working people.
Let the Montrose Millionaires put their "because I'm worth it" theories to the test.
Give the people their money back.
 

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160 Euro.

Half the population is living in households with less than 100 Euro to spare at the end of each month.

160 Euro would enable a lot of people to eat better, and in some cases, to eat.
 
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160 Euro.

Half the population is living in households with less than 100 Euro to spare at the end of each month.

160 Euro would enable a lot of people to eat better, and in some cases, to eat.
ive heard of parents having to pull their kids out of local soccer clubs because they cant come up with a mere €100 annual sub...this sh1t matters!
 

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RTÉ needs a dose of the same austerity that the rest of Ireland is suffering from.

They get very well funded by all those quite expensive licence fees and get commercial fees on top.

It's up to them to show that they can run the service on the money they get - they should be more than able to do so.

The salaries paid to some of their employees is ludicrous. If they don't like it and they could get paid more abroad, fine, let them go. Train up a new generation of people who will be very glad of a job in TV.
 

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ive heard of parents having to pull their kids out of local soccer clubs because they cant come up with a mere €100 annual sub...this sh1t matters!
Off topic, but they're not proper football clubs. No proper schoolboy football club would exclude a child for genuinely not being able to afford subs.
 

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Why can't RTE run a service on it's advertising income?

How much does the licencse fee cost to collect?
 

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RTE holds a special place in our politicians' hearts because for many of them the trapping of success is to be "yer man on the telly". RTE provides a platform, at license payers' expense, for politicians to show how they're supporting "noble causes", at tax payers expense.

It's all a farce really, but means that the government won't touch RTE's decision makers who give them this platform - far better that Johnny can't go to soccer camp than to interfere with the "way things work".
 

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If they get more from the government in the line of public funding, I will completely lose the plot.

A complete insult of a public broadcasting organisation.
 

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Scrap it. Maybe keep on a very trimmed down version that deals only in current affairs and stuff like that.

Netflix and the internet in general fill all my needs for entertainment and news, if RTE were any good I would be happy to pay (Sean Gallaghers destruction on the Frontline was worth the years license fee alone!) but generally they are just a tool for vested interests.
 

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RTE holds a special place in our politicians' hearts because for many of them the trapping of success is to be "yer man on the telly". RTE provides a platform, at license payers' expense, for politicians to show how they're supporting "noble causes", at tax payers expense.

It's all a farce really, but means that the government won't touch RTE's decision makers who give them this platform - far better that Johnny can't go to soccer camp than to interfere with the "way things work".
They can always go on Vinnie B on TV3, but I suppose he asks too many hard questions!
 

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The salaries paid to some of their employees is ludicrous. If they don't like it and they could get paid more abroad, fine, let them go. Train up a new generation of people who will be very glad of a job in TV.
It's even easier than that.

Have another reality TV series of The Selection Box.
The Selection Box - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The prize was a job as presenter of another show called The Fame Game.

That one series produced two TV presenters.
One was the winner, Caroline Morohan.
Karen Koster was also a contestant on that show.

That series came out in 2001.
It was never repeated.
Why?
 

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They can always go on Vinnie B on TV3, but I suppose he asks too many hard questions!
That's just it...RTE know well where the money train comes from, so akin to the banks, our beloved "leaders" will do all they can to maintain the status quo and keep their pet media channel open top them.
 

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It's even easier than that.

Have another reality TV series of The Selection Box.
The Selection Box - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The prize was a job as presenter of another show called The Fame Game.

That one series produced two TV presenters.
One was the winner, Caroline Morohan.
Karen Koster was also a contestant on that show.

That series came out in 2001.
It was never repeated.
Why?
I used to love watching young Caroline on The Fame Game. Bouncing around with that big teethy smile :)
 

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RTE's latest act of censorship, re. the Gosnell trial, shows that it is an agenda-driven, out-of-control monolith, that has evolved from a servant to a master.

We have to get it down to size and put manners on it, for the sake of our democracy.
 

blokesbloke

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I'll do a presenting job on RTÉ for 10% of what they give the top ones!
 

james5001

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Sell Pravda.
Scrap the stupid compulsory tax on working people.
Let the Montrose Millionaires put their "because I'm worth it" theories to the test.
Give the people their money back.
Yes, let's reduce spectrum of opinion.
 

gijoe

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Why can't RTE run a service on it's advertising income?
What? Are you mad? How will they pay themselves hundreds of thousands each and up to a million a year for 'talent' on the peanuts advertising money? Get a grip man!!
 
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