Fair City to cut down to three nights a week as part of RTÉ cost saving measures

By Katy Thornton

November 30, 2023 at 4:58pm

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Regular watchers are about to have a free night on their hands.

In an effort to reduce costs, Fair City will be cut from four nights per week to three nights from January 4.

RTÉ News reports that there will be "a minimum of €10 million in cuts to expenditure" in the pipeline for 2024.

Fair City typically airs on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings.

While Fair City will continue to shoot four episodes per week, only three episodes will actually air.

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According to RTÉ News, this will allow them to pause production in July and August while still airing episodes.

They have also reported that the transmission of Young Offenders will be deferred until 2025, as well as season three of The Money List - season two will air as planned in 2024.

RTÉ Director General Kevin Bakhurst said this of the cost saving measures:

"These deferrals of production and transmission, along with reduced production budgets, are hard choices.

"However, they will not only assist us in achieving the required savings, but allow for pro-active cost and resource management in the delivery of essential special events in 2024.

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"With these temporary reductions and deferrals, we are seeking to maintain and preserve RTÉ's schedules and public service delivery as much as possible."

Header images via RTÉ

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