Claire Byrne: ‘It is problematic if you are seeking out women, or men, rather than seeking out the most authoritative person’

14th January, 2015
Claire Byrne: the broadcaster would not like to see ‘positive discrimination’ diktats Picture: RTE

RTE broadcaster Claire Byrne has hit out against critics who say there is a male gender bias in broadcasting.

“When it comes to broadcasting, I don’t think Ireland has done too badly in promoting women on the airwaves,” said Byrne, who will front a new hour-long current affairs TV programme, Claire Byrne Live, beginning on RTE on January 19.

“I have always found there to be opportunity out there in the world,”...

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