Dee Forbes

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Dee Forbes “worked for Turner Broadcasting and struck up a great relationship with its founder, billionaire Ted Turner. ‘He is probably one of the most charismatic and influential people in my life.’

Who is Ted Turner?

Ted Turner, valued at $7-9 billion, earmarked $1 billion from 1997 to 2007 for UN health and population control efforts and is reportedly “close to creating a new film and television production company committed to making documentaries about…ecological responsibility and population control.”


Ted Turner, Prince Philip, Jaques Cousteau, Thomas Malthus want to reduce the population of the planet in their time because we are using too much “stuff” as Ted Turner puts it.

“Latest Updates”

RTÉ ‘cannot continue to deliver remit’ unless funding addressed – 20 Jan 2022

  • RTÉ employs 1,866 people across 167 grades.
  • The number of employees who earn more than €100,000 is 117, RTÉ Commerical Finance Manager Fiona O’Shea said.
  • As so many people evade the licence fee (€65 million each year), it would be unfair to ask those who do pay to pay more, she said.
  • Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy asked if any additional payment has been made to Revenue as a result of workers being incorrectly categorised as freelance
  • Ms O’Shea said the settlement of €1,223,252 which was paid to Revenue last year is the only payment which has been made
  • Of the €107 million generated by land sales, Mr Collins said that the net receipt to RTÉ was €75 million, of which €30 million cash on hand remains
  • However, only €10 million of this has not yet been committed to specific projects
  • Committee Cathaoirleach, Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, said RTÉ figures indicate that 30% of households in the State do not pay a TV licence, and asked whether this was the case

RTE boss Dee Forbes insists RTÉ amounts to ‘fair value’ compared to likes of Netflix – 9 Dec 2019

It’s not possible to continue as we are, says RTÉ boss – 7 Sept 2019

Add new broadcast charge onto household utility bills – RTÉ chief Dee Forbes – – 3 Aug 2019

Anger over plan to have Revenue collect TV licence fees – 16 July 2018

RTÉ chief defends paying salaries of up to €495k to stars – 4 May 2014

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