RTÉ spent over €2.38 million on new Fair City set

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RTÉ has spent over €2.38 million on its new Fair City set, new figures show

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RTÉ's Fair City set in 2010 Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie RTÉ's Fair City set in 2010 Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie RTÉ HAS SPENT over €2.38 million on its new Fair City set, new figures show.

Now, in response to a Freedom of Information request around the costs, the RTÉ FOI unit states that the €2.381 million total includes an element of non-recoverable VAT.The unit stated that “the decision to move the programme set was taken as a result of the sale of land at the Donnybrook campus. The money to pay for this capital project came entirely from funds generated by this land sale”.

In the new set, two new streets have been added to the Carrigstown footprint, Ballantine Road and Hessian Lane.An Bord Pleanala gave the plan the go-ahead last year after a number of local residents appealed the city council decision to grant to the appeals board.

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It’s some load of tripe to be spending anything on

Wouldnt that money be better spent on our health services or housing not that rubbish

Yet they can’t commission true artists to create entertainment that people actually want to watch! Such Nonsense. Rubberbandits

I have a great idea and was hoping Rte would invest in my new invention. It's a Snooze button on a smoke alarm.

Absolutely sick and tired of the surrogate nonesense and Heathers never-ending brain injury. So disappointing when you look forward to watching TV.

Just scrap RTE its a government propaganda station and the journalists working there should be ashamed

IV seen porn with better acting😂

Thays a tiny amount in TV production terms, for a set that's used all year round and for several decades, but somehow it still works as ragebait.

Cardboard is very expensive 😀

How anyone watches it is beyond me.

Should have spent it on acting classes or writers 🤔🤷‍♂️

Hasn't improved quality of show. Poor story line/ Acting.

In fairness a lot of timber went into that...mainly the actors it has to be said

What a waste of taxpayers money. Its pure Dublin rubbish. We have to pay liscences for that.

Yet couldn't even show us the champions league final last Saturday.

Another programme I have yet to view!

Sell land for 70million and invest in a set for 2.4 million. I wonder could the aparments upstairs in the set be rented

How many home carers could that have paid for? deeforbes_dee

seanflan_11 jesus wept

Some waste of money....

Sounds cheap

So that's where this tv license money is going my God can we not have a choice to pay this.only program on rte I watch is g.a.a rest program is mostly shite

Invest some money in a script .

You are joking?

New sets won’t make it Oscar material. Ya need actors for that. What a waste of money. 🙄

Does anyone really watch that?

Meanwhile the actors mouth each others words akin to child actors on their first acting gig. tvlicense

That money could have provided 10 homes to people in emergency accommodation - what a waste of money and air time. RTÉ should simply have news, weather, prime time and Irish Sport. Rest can purchase programs from other international stations

Disgrace, absolute joke

Needs a few homless people for authenticity...

Your licence fee at work folks

Holy jesus!

I want my TV licence money back.. This is akin to theft.. They should rename the show Fairly Shitty. Because it is.. Fairly shitty..

A complete waste of the licence fee You could not identify Fair City with any part of Dublin. Most of these actresses and actor's are to cocky with posh accents to come from Dublin.

So new lighting will mean each character instead of having 8 shadows will only have 6

Shouldn’t have bothered!

Does anybody watch that shite ?

It’s still shite.

rte this is what you call a waste of money and you want to raise the tv license 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Image spending that money on actors that could act

Would be great If they found a few people who could actually act.

€2.30 million too much. .


Does that include contributions from major 'brands' who get their facia and products in an agreed number of shots ?

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