Date Published: 10-Apr-2012
RTE says the steps already taken in the wake of the ‘Mission to Prey’ programme don’t cut across anything that may have to be done on foot of a BAI report into the case.
The state broadcaster has this afternoon made limited comments on the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland report in light of leaks to the Irish Times, saying it is disappointed over the leaked BAI documents
According to documents published in today’s newspaper a report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland will be heavily critical of the preparations for the programme.
The episode of the Prime Time Investigates series was broadcast last year and resulted in a defamation settlement with Ahascragh parish priest Fr Kevin Reynolds.
RTE last week announced a series of programming and personnel changes in the wake of the programme.
However Head of Corporate Communications at the broadcaster Kevin Dawson isn’t ruling out further steps, if required by the BAI.
The Irish Times has published details of what it says are briefing notes prepared for the board of the BAI.
Carl O’Brien is the paper’s chief reporter and says the report may not be published in the near future.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.