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Bruce Arnold: Necks on the line after RTE 'Tweetgate' fiasco

Bruce Arnold

Published 19/03/2012 | 05:00

ACTION at the top of RTE cannot wait for a public inquiry, nor a Dail investigation nor a reconsideration of the complaints about the 'Frontline' programme and 'Pat Kenny Live' which followed it the next morning.

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In the light of yesterday's revelations in the 'Sunday Independent', the prevarication over what happened requires the resignation or removal of the chairman of the RTE Authority, the director-general Noel Curran and Pat Kenny.

Mr Curran's general hands-off approach within RTE, acknowledged personally to me and evident in the memorandum circulated to staff last week, is editorially inexcusable. As a result of the 'Sunday Independent' revelations, his basic role as editor-in-chief of RTE is destroyed.

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