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Ryan Tubridy Will Not Be Returning To RTE As Talks Break Down

Ryan Tubridy Will Not Be Returning To RTE As Talks Break Down
By Colman Stanley Updated
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RTÉ Director General Kevin Bakhurst has announced that Ryan Tubridy will not be returning to the station in the near future.

RTÉ had been in talks with the former Late Late Show and radio presenter about a return, following the recent salary controversy and the Committee of Public Accounts hearing.

However, Bakhurst sent an email to staff this evening, informing them that the talks had broken down and that RTÉ had "no plans" for Tubridy to return.

We went into negotiations with Ryan in good faith and in the hopes of reaching an agreement that would see Ryan return to his RTÉ Radio 1 show.

I have decided not to continue with negotiations and, as such, there are no plans for Ryan to return to his presenting role with RTÉ at this time.

The End Of An Era As RTÉ Say Goodbye To Ryan Tubridy

20 May 2022; President of Ireland Michael D Higgins is presented with an FAI centenary medal by The Late Late Show presenter Ryan Tubridy during the FAI Centenary Late Late Show Special at RTE Studios in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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"Despite having agreed some of the fundamentals, including fee, duration and hours, regretfully, it is my view that trust between the parties has broken down," added Brakurst.

"Public statements made without consultation appear to question the basis for the necessary restatement of fees paid for services for 2020 and 2021.


"As I set about a programme of recovery from this crisis, it is imperative that all parties are aligned in one key respect: the misstatement of fees should never have happened; and the correct re-statement of those fees is accepted by all."

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