Wednesday 13 December 2017

'Off-the-cuff' remark out of keeping with the seasoned broadcaster's characteristic objectivity

* BRYAN Dobson's "off-the-cuff" remark is out of keeping with the seasoned broadcaster's characteristic objectivity.

During his 25 years working at the station, the news anchor has rarely ruffled feathers with either audience members or his co-workers.

"He is extremely highly regarded, both in the industry and in the public. I have no recollection of him receiving any complaints before this," Tony Heffernan of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said.

"His comments were out of character and out of keeping with his usual professionalism."

Dobson began his career in pirate radio. He worked as a reporter for BBC Radio Ulster, before joining RTE as a business correspondent in 1987.

The father of two has often stated he is an "RTE lifer" and plans on staying in the 'Six One' newsroom until "the bitter end".

Irish Independent

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