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As RTÉ deals with the controversy among it's cost-cuts, Republic of Telly looks to be the next show to face getting cancelled.

A spokesperson previously revealed that the station will be outsourcing all of its children's programmes, but now insiders are insisting that that last episode of ROT, which aired this week, could indeed be its last.

The source told the Irish Sun: “It’s easier to axe a show like Republic of Telly because many of the people working on it are freelance writers and actors.

“Shows made largely by freelancers are much easier to cut than those made by staff. Freelancers don’t need to be paid redundancy either."

This comes after rumours were cleared that Fair City would be axed, so we'll have to wait to see what happens with this one.



Fair City is like Marmite to the Irish public – there's a good divide of love and dislike for the soap, but now it looks like it could be totally axed.

As RTÉ contend with cost-cuts throughout the entire company, the future for the show that first aired in 1989 looks grim.

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The station announced recently that it will outsource all of it's shows for children, and an insider told the Independent that now more shows are in jeopardy.

“There was a rumour about the young people’s department in recent months which has now come true. So people are concerned about what will happen next," the source said.

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Fair City favourite Jim Bartley, who plays Bela Doyle on the Dublin-based soap said: “Whatever they intend to do I have no information on, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

“I think the way it is produced and directed, RTÉ have done a great job.”

Ah, we hope it's not going anywhere anytime soon.