Friday November 22, 2019

Public disservice broadcast

RTÉ is unwise to allow social media obsessions to dictate its news agenda, garda escort or not

4th October, 2015

Junior Minister Dara Murphy

In fairness to Micheál Martin, the Fianna Fáil leader looked mortified.

But he knew that unless he was prepared to exploit the discomfiture of his Cork colleague, Fine Gael junior minister Dara Murphy, RTÉ would replace him with someone who was.

He also knew that for no fewer than 14 years he himself enjoyed two permanent Garda drivers whether to the airport, Leinster House or Croke Park. And he knew...

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