RTÉ 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, which also appoints one of its members to be part of the Council.

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

How is the audience council selected?

RTÉ invites members of the public to submit expressions of interest in joining its Audience Council on www.rte.ie and on RTÉ radio channels.Further nominations come directly from members of the RTÉ Board.

RTÉ has recently sought applications for the next Audience Council. The RTÉ Board are in the process of selecting 15 people (including the Chair), representing a diverse range of interests and backgrounds.  A small number of others will be placed on a list should we require members in the future.