Regional RTÉ Studios Saved In New Agreement

An agreement reached with local institutes of technology has saved RTÉ’s five regional studios.

The stations studios in Waterford, Dundalk, Athlone, Galway and Sligo will close and will instead be based within the institutes of technology.

The agreement means that all regional correspondents will be retained and there will be no job losses.

It is hoped that the proposal will save €1 million a year. It means that RTÉ’s London offices will be the only ones to close as a result of the broadcaster’s drive to close a €25 million funding gap as RTÉ moves to break even by the end of next year.

Over the next few weeks, joint working groups will be established between each IT and RTÉ to look at the range and potential of these new relationships.


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