Podcast: Hugh Linehan on the RTÉ board’s moment of reckoning

Report shows failed musical was never properly approved

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Toy Show The Musical. Photograph: Ste Murray

Toy Show: the musical lost €2.2m – that much was well known before Grant Thornton delivered its report on RTÉ’s 2022 ill-advised foray into live theatre.

What was not known until now was precisely how the RTÉ board allowed the broadcaster to risk public money on such a gamble.

Irish Times journalist Jack Power explains the sequence of events as revealed in the lengthy report, while culture columnist Hugh Linehan assesses its findings and whether it is now time for those still on the RTÉ board who failed in their duties to take responsibility.

Presented by Bernice Harrison. Produced by Declan Conlon.

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison

Bernice Harrison is an Irish Times journalist and cohost of In the News podcast