RTE replies

I received the following email from RTE in response to my article on the Fr. Reynolds scandal.

Dear Mr Sheridan

Your email has been forwarded to me with the request that I reply on behalf of RTÉ . There are currently three inquiries taking place into the Prime Time Investigates programme that defamed Fr Reynolds. RTÉ has apologised for the inaccuracy of the programme and paid substantial damages to Fr Reynolds. It would be wrong to anticipate the outcome of those inquiries, but in the meantime the Managing Director of News and Current Affairs and the Editor of Current Affairs have stood down from their positions and the reporter and executive producer have been reassigned.

I do not know what else RTÉ can do until the inquiries report.

Yours sincerely

Peter Feeney
Head of Broadcast Compliance