Policies and guidelines


RTÉ Journalism Guidelines

RTÉ’s editorial values include a commitment to:
• Operate in the public interest, providing news and current affairs that is fair and impartial, accurate and challenging
• Be honest and transparent in all of our activities
• Take personal responsibility for pursuing the organisation’s goals

These editorial guidelines set out RTÉ’s approach to embedding those values in all our journalistic activity no matter how it is created and however it is received by our audiences. Our guidelines are to be applied in a way which
maintains independence and deserves trust without constraining legitimate journalistic enquiry. To view these guidelines, click here.

RTÉ Social Media Guidelines

All RTÉ staff and contributors should be aware of and should abide by the RTÉ Social Media Guidelines. To view these guidelines, click here.

RTÉ Programme Content Standards Guidelines

These Programme Content Standards Guidelines have been drawn up for all staff and programme-makers and are essential reading. To view, click here.

RTÉ Data Protection Individual Rights Guide

Your privacy and data protection rights are important to RTÉ. As described in the RTÉ Privacy Policy, there are a number of rights which you may exercise under data protection law. This guide explains what these rights are and how to exercise them. To view, click here.

RTÉ Data and Document Retention Policy

This is the data and document Retention Policy of RTÉ and forms part of RTÉ’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) compliance project. to view, click here.

RTÉ Child Protection Policy

RTÉ has written this policy to ensure the safety of all children that we engage with across all aspects of our business. It has been developed in line with the requirements of “Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2011”. To view, click here.

RTÉ Code of Business Conduct

The Code of Business Conduct for RTÉ Staff is intended to steer the conduct of RTÉ employees as they carry out business activities. To view the Code, click here.

RTÉ Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy of Raidió Teilifís Éireann, RTÉ Commercial Enterprises DAC, and any of their affiliates, including RTÉ Transmission Network DAC trading as 2RN (together “RTÉ”). To view RTÉ’s Privacy Policy, click here.

RTÉ Cookie Policy

RTÉ respects the privacy of all visitors to our websites and our apps (our “Sites”). This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies, tracking beacons, local storage and similar technologies (“Cookies”). To view RTÉ’s Cookie Policy, click here.

Other RTÉ Policies and Guidelines

Terms and Conditions for RTÉ.ie
RTÉ Internal Audit Charter
Diversity and Inclusion in RTÉ
RTÉ Fair Trading Policy & Procedures
RTÉ Fair Trading Complaints Policies

RTÉ Cookie Policy for Children’s Online Services