RTÉ is in the throes of a nervous breakdown - and it is hardly surprising. The Fr Kevin Reynolds debacle, the threat of further libel suits arising from the Mission to Prey fiasco, the station's financial crisis and the prospect of more scandals on the way would unsettle even a Catholic bishop.
All this is aided and abetted by incompetence within and without. Within, by management and the RTÉ Authority. Without, by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) - the inadequate and unfairly conducted "investigation" - and then Pat Rabbitte, who failed to institute an appropriate inquiry, and then huffed and puffed about the Authority (and then un-huffed and un-puffed).
A crisis that seems likely soon to break concerns RTÉ's commercial practices, which are alleged to have been unlawful and which may end up costing the station even more millions of euro.Add a comment