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

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 ...