Irish Times 22nd Nov 2019 Time to stop hyperventilating about RTÉ’s finances and take calm decisions Caveat: No matter what its management says, RTÉ seems to be fishing for State bailout RTÉ director general Dee Forbes’s recent PR campaign to jolt the public and politicians into worrying about the broadcaster’s financial future is, by far, … Read moreMark Paul on RTE Financial situation
I have just uploaded a new Policy document agreed with all the other Retired Staff Semi State Associations – RSSA. To promote and sell this to public representatives we have to be seen to collectively represent a formidable body of voters. RTE, ESB, Coillte, CIE, BnaM etc It is simply not a runner to ask … Read moreImportant. We need your support. Now.
The RSSA committee agreed on the final draft of our policy document which we are presenting to as many political representatives as possible. It takes the form of a PowerPoint and the script is enclosed. We had the opportunity to present it to a meeting in Dail Eireann to a number of TDs and their … Read moreNovember 2019 Update
Those of you who have occasion to visit the mothership in Donnybrook please be aware that the layout has changed recently. Specifically, you now need an active co-tag to enter any car parking space. I also understand that retiree co-tags will no longer allow access to the buildings, only to the car parks.
Main point of discussion was the delay in Government response to increase request. The Scheme’s Actuarial Report in 2017 provided for annual increases of 2.25% each year commencing in 2018.In April 2018 the trustees recommended to RTÉ that they should seek Ministerial approval for an increase, as there had not been an increase in 10 … Read moreOctober Committee meeting
We have had a number of meetings with Mathesons in regard to legacy issues about which your Committee sought the best legal advice. This has now been completed after a number of meetings with all available documentation supplied. Matheson’s first final report stated their was no case to answer. Two Committee members were unhappy with … Read moreLegal Advice
Sorry about the delay in reporting on the AGM. Problem is that the website is a one man band and the band has other tunes to play. First my apologies for the the notice which said it would last from noon to 4pm! That did nothing to encourage hesitant persons of a delicate disposition. Thank … Read moreAGM May 9th report Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
Mairead and her colleagues excellent presentation may be viewed – look for Thursday 25th Oct. here. Due to an archival aberration you will need to go down to 43 minutes into the video for the start.
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Thanks to all who attended the AGM despite the weather. I hope you found it as informative as we intended. I would ask you to spread the word re this website. Without wholehearted support we are not going to progress. Here is the document the Semi-State group use a “calling card” as requested. Dear Deputy/Senator, … Read moreAGM May 9th 2019