Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Business of Committee
Much of this response arose out of RTÉ's misclassification of workers as self-employed. We all know that this practice and the use of freelancers as staff are rife in the media. Let us call it what it is: it is bogus self-employment. It does not do RTÉ any credit to drag its heels. It creates an air of a lack of transparency. We asked RTÉ some weeks ago to respond to the committee to reveal how much it had paid to Revenue to date. At the moment, RTÉ is not even dragging its heels; it has not even bothered to respond to us. It is as if it is hoping to run down the clock before the summer recess.
What date did we ask for a response? On what date did we last write to RTÉ about this?