There used to be a vigorous, challenging, intellectual vibe about RTE in the late 1960s and into the 1970s. But now it is home to a culture of complacency. By Vincent Browne.
Cathal Goan, the outgoing director-general of RTE, is a fine man: personable, intelligent, well-read, good company.
Had he the decisiveness and general managerial ability to be head of RTE at a difficult time? Certainly in some cases.
In other cases, maybe not.