Wednesday December 11, 2019

Tiernan: slashing of regional coverage was why I left RTÉ

After more than two decades in Montrose, south-east correspondent Damien Tiernan quit in frustration at the station’s downsizing of regional content

3rd February, 2019
Damien Tiernan: ‘There will be more voluntary redundancies in RTÉ. There have to be’ Picture: Dylan Vaughan

A former senior figure in RTÉ has slammed the broadcaster for what he claims is a huge drop in its regional coverage.

Damien Tiernan announced last month that he was leaving RTÉ after two decades to take up a new position at WLR FM. He said he had decided to take redundancy largely due to frustration at not being able to get stories on air.

“All of the correspondents in RTÉ are constantly...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Mortgage gouging by banks does not serve society well

Matt Cooper | 3 weeks ago