Bishops want state support for religious programmes on RTE

The Catholic bishops have called on the government to support religious discussion programmes in its proposed Broadcasting Bill, which is before the Oireachtas.

27th January, 2007

The Catholic bishops have called on the government to support religious discussion programmes in its proposed Broadcasting Bill, which is before the Oireachtas.

The draft bill includes religious activities among the programming the government says RTE should show. In a submission to the Oireachtas committee examining the bill, the Irish Bishops’ Conference said the religious remit should go further.

The communications office representing the bishops said in the submission: ‘‘This coverage should not be...

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