Random tests for broadcasters
Sir -- I cannot believe Gerry Ryan was so irresponsible as to leave his family in such dire financial circumstances. Having earned a vast amount of money during his career with RTE, it is disgraceful that, according to reports, he owes €300,000 in income tax and a lot of money to friends. He was also very irresponsible by using cocaine, supporting criminal activity that has cost so many lives over the years. Perhaps the time has come to have random drug tests on broadcasters as they can have a lot of influence in forming public opinion.