Priest-libel reporter’s €25k deal in RTE payout


By Niall O’Connor

Friday June 29 2012

FORMER RTE reporter Aoife Kavanagh was given a five figure golden handshake when she quit the scandal-hit station.

The national broadcaster has confirmed that Ms Kavanagh received a significant sum — believed to be in the region of €25,000 — following her resignation in the wake of the libellous Mission To Prey programme.

The Wexford woman was given a severance package equalling six weeks pay per every year she worked at the station.

The significant lump sum — partly funded by the licence fee — has never been mentioned by Montrose bosses.

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