Analysis: Martin’s ‘ask no questions’ defence provided few answers on current RTÉ perma-crisis

Media minister stood firm in her defence of her handling of the ongoing exit packages saga - a job made easier by a poor line of questioning

Catherine Martin: Faces questions in the Dáil on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Across three and a half hours on Tuesday evening, Catherine Martin spoke at length about the events leading up to Siún Ní Raghallaigh’s resignation in the early hours of Friday morning last.

Little did she say of her own department’s role in its oversight of the perma-crisis at the national broadcaster. But little was she quizzed on it either.

The former RTÉ board chair stood down after the media minister twice failed to express confidence in her leadership live on-air on RTÉ’s Prime Time.