RTÉ is putting a recruitment freeze in place and pausing all discretionary spending.
The broadcaster’s Director General Kevin Bakhurst announced the move in an email to staff this morning.
Mr Bakhurst said the moves would come into force with immediate effect, “to preserve cash whilst we get clarity on our financial position in going forward”.
He said the move would “impact on our coverage and our investment in equipment and our digital plans”.
However, given the steep fall in the licence fee and the uncertainty over interim funding, it is the only responsible thing we can do”.
It comes as RTÉ executives prepare to appear before the Oireachtas Media Committee once again today.
In his opening statement to the committee, Mr Bakhurst will outline various governance reforms which are underway at RTÉ.
He will warn, however, that the reforms will be undermined if the long-term funding model for the broadcaster is not properly resolved.
He will also tell the committee that the TV Licence system is npt fit for purpose and the current crisis is jeopardising the future of RTÉ.
The committee hearing starts at 1.30pm.
Additional reporting Michael Staines.