Public Service Statement


The Broadcasting Act 2009 (the Act) introduced three new reporting requirements on RTÉ, which are:

Public Service Statement 2015
Following a public consultation, RTÉ must prepare a public service statement setting out the principles to be observed and activities to be undertaken by RTÉ in order to fulfill its public service objects. The RTÉ Public Service Statement was submitted to the Minister on 9th July 2015.

Statement of Strategy 2015-2019
RTÉ must prepare and present to the Minister a statement of strategy. The statement of strategy sets out the strategy of the RTÉ Board for achieving its objects under the Broadcasting Act 2009, having regard to resources available to RTÉ. RTÉ’s Statement of Strategy 2018-2022 was submitted to the Minister on 9th July 2015.

Annual Statement of Performance Commitments
RTÉ must, by end January every year, prepare an Annual Statement of Performance Commitments (ASPC). This statement must be aligned with RTÉ’s objects, its Statement of Strategy and its Public Service Statement. The ASPC comprises the actions and activities that RTÉ will undertake in that year and associated performance indicators. RTÉ reports each year in its Annual Report on the fulfilment or otherwise of the commitments made in its Annual Statement of Performance Commitments. RTÉ has submitted an ASPC to the BAI each year since 2010.

To view RTÉ’s latest public service statement in English click here or in Irish click here.