RTÉ to make job cuts

Ireland’s state broadcaster, RTÉ, has announced a redundancy scheme in order to cut a minimum of 70 jobs and save €5 million a year.

RTÉ, which is funded partly by licence fee and partly by advertising, said the job cuts were essential in light of a €30 million deficit facing the station this year.

The redundancies will bring the number of RTÉ staff down to less than 2,000.

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