Saturday 18 November 2017

Jody Corcoran:RTE has let itself and us down by running for cover on Savita

Why pay a licence fee to a broadcaster that does not properly report such a crucial national issue? asks J

What is going on at RTE? From his introduction to a debate on abortion, tacked on at the end of The Late Late Show on Friday, it was clear that Ryan Tubridy had been advised by the lawyers to keep a tight rein on this one.

But the country has been transfixed by the death of Savita Halappanavar; the circumstances, still far from fully known, have given rise to the most profound issues, upon which everybody will hold an opinion.

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