Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 June 2012
Employment effect (start)
16 June 2012
Foreseen end date


Ireland's state TV and radio broadcaster, RTE, intends to conduct a major reform and restructuring of its operations in a bid to cut costs at the station, affecting 200 people. In the newsroom, the management is looking for 40 redundancies out of a total newsroom staff of 335.

RTE is proposing an amalgamation and consolidation of its various activities around the country. In total, the station is seeking up to 200 'voluntary' redundancies, and it has been reported that it has already received close to that number of responses.


  • 17 June 2012: The Irish Independent
  • 24 June 2012: The Irish Independent


Eurofound (2012), RTE, Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 73884, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73884.