NUJ welcome decision not to sell RTÉ Guide

The NUJ has welcomed the announcement that RTÉ is not to proceed with the proposed sale of the RTÉ Guide.

Staff were advised of the decision today (December 5).

In a statement Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary said: “The NUJ was opposed to the proposed sale of the RTÉ Guide.

We were concerned at the implications for employment but also believed that RTÉ should develop the RTÉ Guide rather than dispose of such a flagship publication.

The RTÉ Guide has a committed editor and staff who have always been willing to embrace change.  We have long standing agreements which enable the evolution of the RTÉ Guide in the digital era.

NUJ members are delighted that the magazine will continue to serve the Irish people under the RTÉ banner as part of the suite of multimedia services provided by the organisation. We look forward to working with management on ensuring the evolution of a national magazine which commands unique loyalty and affection.”