RTÉ bosses will appear before the Oireachtas Media Committee later to discuss the finances at the broadcaster.

Director General Kevin Bakhurst will update the committee on work carried out over the summer.

On Monday evening 178 pages of new documents from RTÉ arrived in the inboxes of members of the Oireachtas Media Committee.

They included correspondence between Ryan Tubridy’s agent Noel Kelly and former RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes, information about car allowances not being contingent on having a drivers’ licence and a refusal to give the names of RTÉ’s top 100 earners – along with audit details going back more than a decade.

The politicians have been making their way through the information and will grill station bosses later.

The challenge for RTÉ will be to sell that enough significant reform has already taken place for the conversation on a budget bailout to be fully opened.

It’s expected RTÉ’s ask of the Government could top 50 million euro, a figure some in the coalition find too rich for their blood.