Brawl between coalition and RTÉ worsens

The brawl between the coalition and RTÉ over political coverage has got so bad that it’s starting to spill out from behind closed doors

29th May, 2015

There are always two versions of politics. There is the stuff we can see, the public narrative, the approved story – and then there is the unsanitised, behind-the scenes stuff, where deals get made and broken, the version of the story where politicians use bad language. The real one, in other words.

In the first version of politics, politicians are engaged in a sort of Socratic dialogue with their opponents and the media, where truth...

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