Thursday 21 September 2017

Eoghain Harris: Amnesia on provos helped do for O'Dea

This is the opening sentence of the audiotape supplied by the Limerick Leader and played repeatedly on Newstalk's Lunchtime with Eamon Keane, on George Hook and on RTE radio.

Willie O'Dea: "While occasionally we send out letters to planning applicants . . . we have never been involved with anybody who shot anybody, or robbed banks, or kidnapped people. I suppose I'm going a bit far when I say this, but I'd like to ask Mr Quinlivan is the brothel still closed?"

Compare the above with the audiotape as used on RTE television news last Thursday. O'Dea: "I suppose I'm going a bit far when I say this, but I'd like to ask Mr Quinlivan is the brothel still closed?"

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