Sunday 22 April 2018

Colum Kenny: RTE a runaway winner of the award for public disservice broadcasting

Colum Kenny

Colum Kenny

Donnybrook's dithering was an appalling response to the terrible Savita tragedy that everyone was talking about.

WHERE were RTE's television programmes when Savita Halappanavar died? For more than two days after news broke of the Galway tragedy, RTE left it up to its news and radio divisions to respond. It should have done better.

Meanwhile, TV3, a station that receives none of the TV licence fee by right, was filling a public service deficit on screen with two editions of Tonight With Vincent Browne. These programmes were devoted to the controversy about which people were talking.

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