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RTE's 'Prime Time' is cleared of bias following family's complaint

THE Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has rejected a complaint by Sean Quinn's family over a report by RTE's 'Prime Time'.

The programme, which aired last November, chronicled the attempts by Anglo Irish Bank to recover the massive debt owed by Mr Quinn to the finance house, which had secured judgments against him for €2.1bn.

It is understood that the complaint centred on an alleged lack of fairness, objectivity and balance.

The BAI report was passed from its compliance committee to both the Quinn family and RTE yesterday.

The judgment has not yet been published, but the BAI said it would be made public in "due course".

A BAI spokeswoman said: "The BAI just furnished the parties with the decision of the compliance committee and it will publish the details in due course."

The organisation declined to comment further.

Neither RTE nor the Quinn family would comment on the contents.

Irish Independent