RTE Board Needs Another Clean Sweep - Former RTE Midlands Correspondant

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Siún Ní Raghallaigh resigned as chair of the state broadcaster's board last night.

"If people are ever going to pay a TV license again. . .they're going to need to know the rules are being followed".

That's according to former a RTE Midlands Correspondent after the resignation of Siún Ní Raghallaigh from her position of Chairperson at the national broadcaster.

Ms. Ní Raghallaigh says her position is no longer tenable after Media Minister Catherine Martin appeared on Prime Time last night saying the now former chair had misinformed' her twice this week in relation to RTE exit packages. 

Ciaran Mullooly says the public will never come back to RTE unless confidence is restored:

The former Chair says she had not made an 'intentional misrepresentation', but "neglected to recollect" that former RTE chief financial officer Richard Collin’s exit package did go before the Remuneration Committee.

Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalist, Ferbane's Seamus Dooley, says Minister Catherine Martin should have addressed her concerns with Siún Ní Raghallaigh directly:

Labour Leader Ivana Bacik thinks Minister Catherine Martin doesn't have control of the RTE crisis:

Journalist and former minister Shane Ross, says there are questions for Media Minister Catherine Martin, and what her department did and did not know:

There are calls for the Media Minister to resign.

However Labour Senator Marie Sherlock says the Ministers position is now untenable:

Televising her lack of faith in the Chair of the RTÉ board was an unusual move for the Media Minister.

That's according to the chair of the public accounts committee, Brian Stanley.

The Laois Offaly TD says the situation is bizarre:

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