Monday September 21, 2020

Dunphy: ‘RTÉ have lost their nerve, they want strong people out the door’

As he departs Montrose after 40 entertaining years, Eamon Dunphy warns in an exclusive –and explosive – interview that his former employers are in danger of losing touch with journalism

29th July, 2018
Eamon Dunphy: ‘RTÉ are monitoring Twitter reactions to my comments. That’s the problem. Who is leading whom?’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Eamon Dunphy is on holidays in Deauville, France. It’s been 48 hours since he resigned from RTÉ after 40 years of being the enfant terrible of Irish football analysis. Since the news broke, supporters and critics have both praised and damned him in equal measure.

Nobody, however, disputes that Dunphy always told it as he saw it, letting the cards fall where they may. If nothing else, he was never boring. Down the decades,...

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