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RTÉ Press Advisory note re RTÉ 2012 expenditure on taxis

21 March 2013: Press reports today referenced an expenditure of €360,700 by RTÉ on taxis in 2012, citing that RTÉ was spending €1000 per day on taxis. These articles were published in good faith and were based on figures supplied by RTÉ under FOI.

The figures as supplied were, however, incorrect. The actual amount spent on taxis by RTÉ in 2012 was €269,298. RTÉ wishes to apologise for the inaccuracy.

The sum of €269,298 represents a reduction of 12% on taxi expenditure on the previous year, in line with RTÉ’s continued commitment to cost reductions across the organisation.