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RTÉ must inform taxpayer of Patrick Kielty’s Late Late Show salary – Burke

26th June 2023 - Colm Burke TD

RTÉ must outline how much it is paying Patrick Kielty to present the Late Late Show, a Fine Gael TD has said.


Deputy Colm Burke, who serves on the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee, which is due to hear from RTÉ senior executives on Thursday, said the broadcaster must be fully open and transparent.


RTÉ senior management have been asked to attend both the Public Accounts and Media committees in Leinster House this week.


“RTÉ must outline in full the pay deal set with the incoming Late Late Show host, Patrick Kielty,” the Cork North Central TD said.


“It is a call that might not be well received by some of the senior management at RTÉ, but they brought this fully on themselves.


“They have nobody to blame for this mess other than their own decisions and inaction in failing to provide a clear account of the financial practices that took place at the broadcaster.


“Everything is on the table this week and that includes the pay deal struck this year with Mr Kielty. Taxpayers deserve the full truth,” Deputy Burke said.


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