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RTÉ Staff Who Received A Car Allowance Weren't Required To Have A Driver's Licence

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61 people were receiving a car allowance as of the end of 2022.

RTÉ staff who received a car allowance weren't required to have a driver's licence.

It's contained in one of over 170 documents released to the Oireachtas Media Committee, ahead of its meeting with the broadcaster tomorrow.

RTÉ said in response to previous requests from the committee that 61 people were receiving a car allowance as of the end of 2022.

They range on a number of scales, with 10 people receiving between €1,500 hundred euro each year, while on the higher end of the scale, 6 people get an allowance of between 24/25 thousand euro.

The correspondence says it's a non-pensionable allowance which is unvouched, and those receiving weren't required to have a driver's licence.

Other documents show minutes of a meeting whereby details of Ryan Tubridy's draft contract to return to his radio show were discussed.

He had been asked to return the 150 thousand euro so-called 'Renault money', which his lawyer said was agreeable.

He would have been paid 170 thousand euro over a two year contract, which would have included more slots and an agreement to host a podcast for the broadcaster.

RTÉ will appear before the Media Committee tomorrow.

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