Opinion John Drennan

Monday 19 March 2018

John Drennan: Savage has lost 'support of the dressing room'


Beleaguered RTE chairman Tom Savage has lost the confidence of significant elements of the news and current affairs workforce in RTE -- and has been compared to a Premier League soccer manager who has "lost the support of the dressing room".

Support for the chairman has collapsed to the extent that "a spontaneous cheer went up in the RTE newsroom when Senator John Whelan denounced the role Savage allegedly played in the resignation of the former head of news and current affairs Ed Mulhall, the Sunday Independent has learnt.

At Tuesday's Dail Committee hearing into the Prime Time Investigates Fr Kevin Reynolds debacle, the Labour senator accused Savage of shafting Mulhall and of hanging him out to dry in an interview with the Sunday Independent.

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