Friday 21 July 2017

RTE's silence over Lowry tapes is now the story

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

FOUR weeks ago, the Sunday Independent broke a major news story on the Michael Lowry tapes. All the national media covered the story. TV3 played the tapes. But so far, RTE has failed to cover any aspect of the story.

When I say "failed to cover" I am being generous. Last week, Eilis O'Hanlon chronicled how the Lowry story was blotted out by every major RTE news and current affairs programme. In effect, it was spiked.

RTE's self-censorship on the Lowry story is now a story in its own right. Already, the leader of Fianna Fail has been asking awkward questions. The longer the silence lasts, the more questions.

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