RTÉ is Ireland’s national broadcaster, its equivalent of the BBC (albeit with a domestic commercial element). Presenter Ryan Tubridy is its biggest star and one of the country’s most beloved public figures. Or he was. Recently, he has been engulfed by a scandal over his pay, a huge chunk of which was initially not revealed to the public.
Following the first wave of revelations, there were parliamentary hearings that saw even more juicy details come out, including information on some rather nice, and expensive, corporate trips. And lots of flip-flops. Alongside all this, there have been cuts at the broadcaster and staff morale is low. Adrian Weckler of the Irish Independent joins the show to explain what has gone on and why it has captured the attention of the whole country.
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