How paedophile Cooke faced a pirate revolt

Radio chief's personal conduct forced a staff revolt in 1978

12th June, 2016
Cooke posed for an Irish Press photographer after staff at pirate station Radio Dublin walked out over allegations about his personal conduct

There have long been question marks surrounding the career of the convicted paedophile and former pirate radio chief Eamonn Cooke.

On April 9, 1978, he was faced with a revolt from his staff amid serious allegations about his personal conduct.

Eight years before the disappearance of Philip Cairns, almost all of the 20 staff at Cooke’s pirate radio station Radio Dublin left in protest to start a new station.

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