Thursday 22 March 2018

Bruce Arnold: Necks on the line after RTE 'Tweetgate' fiasco

Bruce Arnold

ACTION at the top of RTE cannot wait for a public inquiry, nor a Dail investigation nor a reconsideration of the complaints about the 'Frontline' programme and 'Pat Kenny Live' which followed it the next morning.

In the light of yesterday's revelations in the 'Sunday Independent', the prevarication over what happened requires the resignation or removal of the chairman of the RTE Authority, the director-general Noel Curran and Pat Kenny.

Mr Curran's general hands-off approach within RTE, acknowledged personally to me and evident in the memorandum circulated to staff last week, is editorially inexcusable. As a result of the 'Sunday Independent' revelations, his basic role as editor-in-chief of RTE is destroyed.

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