Pressure mounts on RTE to reconsider London decision

RTE is to face renewed pressure this week to reverse its decision to shut down its London bureau.

12th May, 2012

RTE is to face renewed pressure this week to reverse its decision to shut down its London bureau.

A jointly-signed motion urging government to support the case for retention of the bureau will be raised at a plenary session of the British Irish parliamentary assembly in the Seanad tomorrow afternoon.

"If we don't highlight the argument, it's likely that nothing will be done," said Joe McHugh, Fine Gael TD and chairman of the British-Irish Council.

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