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From her own experience working as a reporter in RTE, Jennifer O'Connell believes the Prime Time Investigates fiasco over Fr Reynolds was an accident waiting to happen.

4th December, 2011
Ken O'Shea, RTE's editor of current affairs, and Aoife Kavanagh and Brian Páircéir of Prime Time Investigates. Photo: Collins

In 2004, I landed a job in RTE as a journalist in news and current affairs. Before I was let loose with a microphone, I was - like all new recruits, regardless of their level of experience - required to take part in a mandatory two-week training programme. It covered the skills needed to conduct interviews for broadcast and to create engaging reports.

However, a good chunk of our time was also spent dealing with issues...

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