Audience Council


What is the RTÉ Audience Council?

The RTÉ Audience Council is a requirement of the Broadcasting Act 2009.

Good communications between the audience and the broadcaster are vital for the ongoing development of a truly relevant service. RTÉ is committed to being open to its audience, welcoming all contact, listening to all views, and responding promptly and appropriately.

The RTÉ Audience Council is a 15-member voluntary committee that advises the RTÉ Board on specific issues relating to RTÉ’s public service remit and audience needs.  The committee is appointed by the RTÉ Board.

The Audience Council facilitates communication between RTÉ and its audience and enhances accountability.

The 14 members of the Audience Council are below; the 15th member is the Chair of the Audience Council – RTÉ Board member, Susan Ahern

  • Tony Bond
  • Diarmuid Breathnach
  • Mary Brophy
  • Martin Byrnes
  • Mehrdad Lashgari
  • Richard Lynch
  • Niamh Madden
  • Claire Millane
  • Ceithleann Ní Dhuibhir Ní Dhúlacháin
  • Amber-Rose Penders
  • Mark Quinn
  • Mahendra Varma
  • Amy Whelan
  • Aoife Thomas

Meeting 18th January 2024

Meeting 12th February 2024

Meeting 14th March 2024

Meeting 8th April 2024