Interview in hands of legal advisers
A Newstalk interview, in which veteran journalist Nell McCafferty made claims about Health Minister Mary Harney's personal life, is in the "hands of her legal advisers", sources said last night.
The station's boss and Ms McCafferty were set to thrash out the events of last Thursday at a meeting last night. Despite two apologies from the radio station, Ms Harney is said to be seeking legal advice.
If the minister were to sue, it could have huge ramifications for a station already struggling to turn a profit. Chief executive of Newstalk Frank Cronin dismissed Ms McCafferty's claims that she thought she was off-air when she made the remarks.