Sunday 21 January 2018

Broadcaster reports to Rabbitte

AN UPDATE on changes RTE is implementing as a result of the 'Mission To Prey' programme has been submitted to government. Minister Pat Rabbitte requested the update during a "robust" meeting last week with the 13-member RTE board.

A spokeswoman for RTE said last night that the report outlines "all of the steps they are taking to address the serious systemic shortcomings that have been exposed by this case".

It includes a breakdown of remedial actions at the station, their objectives and anticipated completion dates.

A Broadcasting Authority of Ireland report into the programme concluded the segment on Fr Kevin Reynolds was "one of the most significant errors made in broadcasting history" and fined the broadcaster €200,000.

Meanwhile, RTE Director General Noel Curran and Chairman Tom Savage will appear before an Oireachtas committee today to discuss the debacle, as well as 'Tweetgate' on the 'Frontline' Presidential debate.

Irish Independent

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