RTÉ has confirmed it is to sell a portion of its land at Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Savills has been appointed to handle the sale.

It is expected to take place in the first half of this year.

The money raised will be used for infrastructure and capital projects.

However, RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes has said it will not address all of the financial challenges facing the organisation.

RTÉ's financial difficulties have been well publicised.

Challenges facing the broadcaster include licence fee evasion and the knock-on effects of Brexit.

RTÉ’s deficit was €2.8m in 2015 and the 2016 figure is expected to be in excess of that.

A number of reports had recommended the broadcaster sell some underutilised land at its Dublin 4 site to release funds.

The price of the land has not yet been confirmed.