The former Late Late host is set to be grilled by the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Dáil has invited Ryan Tubridy and his agent Noel Kelly to attend its meeting at 11am next Tuesday morning.
Following a week of allegations and the exposing of multiple other financial transgressions at RTÉ, the presenter had requested to appear before the committee to offer his perspective on the undisclosed payments he received.
These undisclosed payments amounted to a total of €345,000, which was received over the course of a six-year period, starting in 2017.
Tubridy will attend this committee hearing alongside long-time agent Noel Kelly.
Ahead of this meeting, the Chair of the PAC, Brian Stanley, has highlighted the seven key points which the committee’s members would like to investigate.Former Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy has asked to speak at the Oireachtas Media Committee. (Credit: Rolling News)
7 key points for Ryan Tubridy to answer:
- Payments made to RTÉ presenters and staff from 2017 to present day.
- The intricate details of Tubridy’s contract with the State broadcaster, including related payments and exit fees.
- The issue of the presenter’s tripartite commercial deal and how it was underwritten by RTÉ.
- Raising associated invoices and related payments, alongside who at the organisation was aware of them.
- Any discussions which took place between Tubridy and his agent Noel Kelly regarding the tripartite deal.
- A phonecall and ensuing letter from then-RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes in May of 2020.
- Any further issues of concern which are raised in Monday’s Committee sitting which relate to Tubridy.
The meeting is set to be broadcast live on the RTÉ News channel.
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