Access to media coverage of the Reynolds/RTE case

The Irish Catholic this
week leads with a story on Br. Dillon and has extensive coverage of the
defamation case against RTE, including an article from the Dillon Family.

Wednesday Nov. 23nd
*Irish Times:  Government orders inquiry into
RTÉ libel of Reynolds
Tuesday Nov. 22nd
*Irish Times:  RTÉ says
it cannot disclose terms of libel deal
*Irish Indep:   Defamed
priest: Govt launches probe into Prime Time
FM: RTE authorities should face consequences Fr Reynolds *RTE
News:             Government
orders inquiry – 1st
story, 2nd story same page
RTE Director
General Interview – 22 mins 22 sec.
*Vincent Brown: Panelist Fr. John Guiney – IMU President

Monday Nov. 21st

*ACP:                   RTE v.
Fr Kevin Reynolds: who was doing the preying?
*Irish Times:  Media accused of ‘anti-priest’
*Irish Indep:   RTE urged to reveal who accused Fr Kevin
*Irish Catholic:  RTÉ’s double-standard on Fr Reynolds case
*RTE News:        FF / Ronan Mullen on Reynolds case. (Move to 6 mins 30)

Nov. 20th

Sunday Indo:  RTE acted shamefully
towards Fr Reynolds      ACP accuses RTÉ of insincerity over Fr Reynolds
Central: Wronged Irish priest says
life was horrific
.com                Catholic
priest organization slams Irish media bias
ACP:               RTE v. Fr Kevin Reynolds: who was doing the preying?
*RTE News:   Solicitor
wants source of Fr Reynolds claims
*Sun Indo:     ’Driven out of priesthood, parish,
my whole world had collapsed’

Nov. 19th

Irish Times:    RTÉ’s
Credibility on line in Handling of Reynolds Libel.
broadcasts in wake of libel finding ‘unfair’
Irish Indep:     Bitter lesson for RTE in
Reynolds’ libel case.
boss to be quizzed by
TDs over priest libel
Bitter lesson for RTE in Reynolds’ libel case.
ACP:                     Press Release
On Bias in Media
Irish Examiner: Priests criticise RTÉ over Reynolds broadcast

Nov. 18th

Pat Kenny Interview Podcast:
(Click RTE/Fr. Kevin Reynolds Case)
RTE News:     Fr Kevin Reynolds, RTÉ defamation case settled.
in Four criticises RTÉ’s false allegations.
Irish Indep:     Sackings ‘not the way’ to handle botched
broadcast – RTE
Daily Update:             FR. KEVIN REYNOLDS CASE SETTLED BY
Herald:           Cash-strapped RTE face €1m priest libel bill.
Irish Central: Irish
missionary priest wins massive libel damages

Nov. 17th

ACP Web:       David Quinn congratulates Fr Kevin Reynolds and the ACP
Six One News: Report
on Settlement  (Move cursor to 17 mins.15sec)
ICN:                Broadcasters apologise for false
accusations against missionary      RTÉ apology to priest in High Court “a wake-up


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  1. Eddie Finnegan says:

    Thanks ACP and IMU for this compendium.
    On Vincent Brown’s TONIGHT: Nice to hear Vincent kicking off with his own little apology for his bias on Friday last.
    Nice, too, to see Breda and Patsy fighting it out again on “how we got to this pass”. They’re both right: we get the media and bishops we deserve, maybe.
    Fr Guiney (IMU President) and Senator John Whelan – both sound panelists.
    I fully agree with Brown and McGarry on the watchdog that hasn’t barked day or night since last May: the RTÉ Authority. I wonder what Terry Prone will have to say about that on PK’s round-up of the week on Friday morning.

  2. Eddie Finnegan says:

    Good to see things falling into place with most of the right people being stepped aside, if not down. Relieved to see Tom Savage has got his Board together: some older heads can learn without rolling.

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