Tuesday 24 April 2018

Exposing double standards at RTE

Shane Ross

THREE cheers for RTE and presenter Oonagh Smyth for their brilliant expose of children's creches on Prime Time: A Breach of Trust last week.

They rocked the normally calm foundations of the cabinet room on Wednesday morning, sending ministers scuttling in all directions. Parents of young children in Ireland should sleep a lot easier after this ghost is exorcised.

RTE has a mixed record on investigative programmes. It badly blotted its copy book in the programme A Mission to Prey with its defamation of Father Kevin Reynolds. Despite this blemish, its crusade to shine a light into the dark corners of Irish life has been important in the development of the State.

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