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« Reply #7935 on: April 07, 2021, 11:02:42 AM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

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« Reply #7936 on: April 07, 2021, 11:06:12 AM »
RTE are very quick to slander, defame and misrepresent SF but seem very unwilling to cover stories when they break on a FFG scandal.

They do it on a routine basis so good to see them finally held to account.

Joe Brolly makes accurate charges against the DUP and is taken off air.
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« Reply #7937 on: April 07, 2021, 11:14:32 AM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.
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« Reply #7938 on: April 07, 2021, 11:28:19 AM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

I hope you are equally concerned for Pascal O'Donoghue, that he will make a full and speedy recovery from his trauma. It was just last week that Paschal demanded RTÉ apologise for simply referencing in an interview that FG introduced VAT on childrens shoes in 1982. And believe it or not, RTÉ did swiftly apologise, both to him and to Fine Gael. Interesting precedent - I wonder will RTÉ presenters no longer ask Sinn Féin about events of 40 years ago too.

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« Reply #7939 on: April 07, 2021, 11:29:43 AM »
RTE are very quick to slander, defame and misrepresent SF but seem very unwilling to cover stories when they break on a FFG scandal.

They do it on a routine basis so good to see them finally held to account.

Joe Brolly makes accurate charges against the DUP and is taken off air.

This is why Joe Brolly got cut off. Are RTE to allow anyone say what they like knowing they foot the Bill.

150k a massive pay out and no one even seems to recall what was said or how the TD was defamed. Must have really upset the poor fella.

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« Reply #7940 on: April 07, 2021, 11:31:25 AM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

I hope you are equally concerned for Pascal O'Donoghue, that he will make a full and speedy recovery from his trauma. It was just last week that Paschal demanded RTÉ apologise for simply referencing in an interview that FG introduced VAT on childrens shoes in 1982. And believe it or not, RTÉ did swiftly apologise, both to him and to Fine Gael. Interesting precedent - I wonder will RTÉ presenters no longer ask Sinn Féin about events of 40 years ago too.

Did he sue or accept what was said and move on like a grown adult? Was childish even looking an apology on a trivial comment that he should have addressed when he answered.

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« Reply #7941 on: April 07, 2021, 11:34:21 AM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

I hope you are equally concerned for Pascal O'Donoghue, that he will make a full and speedy recovery from his trauma. It was just last week that Paschal demanded RTÉ apologise for simply referencing in an interview that FG introduced VAT on childrens shoes in 1982. And believe it or not, RTÉ did swiftly apologise, both to him and to Fine Gael. Interesting precedent - I wonder will RTÉ presenters no longer ask Sinn Féin about events of 40 years ago too.

Did he sue or accept what was said and move on like a grown adult? Was childish even looking an apology on a trivial comment that he should have addressed when he answered.

I don't think you can sue anybody for stating that FG introduced VAT on children's shoes in 1982 because it's just a statement of fact. And the fact that he demanded an apology from RTÉ for making a statement of fact suggests he didn't react to the comment like a grown adult.

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« Reply #7942 on: April 07, 2021, 11:58:06 AM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

I hope you are equally concerned for Pascal O'Donoghue, that he will make a full and speedy recovery from his trauma. It was just last week that Paschal demanded RTÉ apologise for simply referencing in an interview that FG introduced VAT on childrens shoes in 1982. And believe it or not, RTÉ did swiftly apologise, both to him and to Fine Gael. Interesting precedent - I wonder will RTÉ presenters no longer ask Sinn Féin about events of 40 years ago too.

Did he sue or accept what was said and move on like a grown adult? Was childish even looking an apology on a trivial comment that he should have addressed when he answered.

Sue someone for stating a fact?

The big issue here is that the taxpayer is being left footing a bill due to the gross negligence from Joe Duffy. Surely RTE should be sacking him?

He has a history of defamatory comments against SF representatives that leave him and his employer open to legal proceedings.
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« Reply #7943 on: April 07, 2021, 12:11:13 PM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

I hope you are equally concerned for Pascal O'Donoghue, that he will make a full and speedy recovery from his trauma. It was just last week that Paschal demanded RTÉ apologise for simply referencing in an interview that FG introduced VAT on childrens shoes in 1982. And believe it or not, RTÉ did swiftly apologise, both to him and to Fine Gael. Interesting precedent - I wonder will RTÉ presenters no longer ask Sinn Féin about events of 40 years ago too.

Did he sue or accept what was said and move on like a grown adult? Was childish even looking an apology on a trivial comment that he should have addressed when he answered.

Sue someone for stating a fact?

The big issue here is that the taxpayer is being left footing a bill due to the gross negligence from Joe Duffy. Surely RTE should be sacking him?

He has a history of defamatory comments against SF representatives that leave him and his employer open to legal proceedings.

What was said? Was it Joe Duffy that said it or a caller/guest on the show? How do you know it was gross negligence?

You stated a fact here last week that was wrong and then said you didn’t know if it was right or wrong but stayed it twice anyway. Happens a lot with you.

This is another example of the SF talking out of two sides of their mouths. We’ll have Pierce Doherty standing up talking about Insurance reform and reducing pay outs and then across the room you’ve a colleague running off to the courts to sue someone for something that no one even recalls what was said and for a substantial payout way above his annual salary. How damaged was he really?

All politicians should grow a pair.

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« Reply #7944 on: April 07, 2021, 12:15:32 PM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

I hope you are equally concerned for Pascal O'Donoghue, that he will make a full and speedy recovery from his trauma. It was just last week that Paschal demanded RTÉ apologise for simply referencing in an interview that FG introduced VAT on childrens shoes in 1982. And believe it or not, RTÉ did swiftly apologise, both to him and to Fine Gael. Interesting precedent - I wonder will RTÉ presenters no longer ask Sinn Féin about events of 40 years ago too.

Did he sue or accept what was said and move on like a grown adult? Was childish even looking an apology on a trivial comment that he should have addressed when he answered.

Sue someone for stating a fact?

The big issue here is that the taxpayer is being left footing a bill due to the gross negligence from Joe Duffy. Surely RTE should be sacking him?

He has a history of defamatory comments against SF representatives that leave him and his employer open to legal proceedings.

What was said? Was it Joe Duffy that said it or a caller/guest on the show? How do you know it was gross negligence?

You stated a fact here last week that was wrong and then said you didn’t know if it was right or wrong but stayed it twice anyway. Happens a lot with you.

This is another example of the SF talking out of two sides of their mouths. We’ll have Pierce Doherty standing up talking about Insurance reform and reducing pay outs and then across the room you’ve a colleague running off to the courts to sue someone for something that no one even recalls what was said and for a substantial payout way above his annual salary. How damaged was he really?

All politicians should grow a pair.

Because RTE have said they had little chance of defending the allegations. Why haven't they sanctioned or dismissed Joe Duffy?
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« Reply #7945 on: April 07, 2021, 12:26:07 PM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

I hope you are equally concerned for Pascal O'Donoghue, that he will make a full and speedy recovery from his trauma. It was just last week that Paschal demanded RTÉ apologise for simply referencing in an interview that FG introduced VAT on childrens shoes in 1982. And believe it or not, RTÉ did swiftly apologise, both to him and to Fine Gael. Interesting precedent - I wonder will RTÉ presenters no longer ask Sinn Féin about events of 40 years ago too.

Did he sue or accept what was said and move on like a grown adult? Was childish even looking an apology on a trivial comment that he should have addressed when he answered.

Sue someone for stating a fact?

The big issue here is that the taxpayer is being left footing a bill due to the gross negligence from Joe Duffy. Surely RTE should be sacking him?

He has a history of defamatory comments against SF representatives that leave him and his employer open to legal proceedings.

What was said? Was it Joe Duffy that said it or a caller/guest on the show? How do you know it was gross negligence?

You stated a fact here last week that was wrong and then said you didn’t know if it was right or wrong but stayed it twice anyway. Happens a lot with you.

This is another example of the SF talking out of two sides of their mouths. We’ll have Pierce Doherty standing up talking about Insurance reform and reducing pay outs and then across the room you’ve a colleague running off to the courts to sue someone for something that no one even recalls what was said and for a substantial payout way above his annual salary. How damaged was he really?

All politicians should grow a pair.

Because RTE have said they had little chance of defending the allegations. Why haven't they sanctioned or dismissed Joe Duffy?

Again, what did Joe Duffy say? It was his show but I don’t know if it was him or who said what? Only last week Prime Time paid out a defamation claim to another Republican Party over a comment a guest made about them. It was actually your buddy who you get your facts from, John McGuirk of Gript who said it and cost RTE the payout.

So, again, what was said? By who? Before you start calling for heads.


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« Reply #7946 on: April 07, 2021, 12:35:58 PM »
I see the Times reporting that SF TD has settled a claim against RTE and Liveline for in excess of €150,000 for some comments made on air. Don’t seem to be anyone able to report what the comments where. TD was Donnchadh O Laoghaire.

Wonder will he put the funds into party coffers?

Hope the fella has recovered from what was side that hurt him so much.

I hope you are equally concerned for Pascal O'Donoghue, that he will make a full and speedy recovery from his trauma. It was just last week that Paschal demanded RTÉ apologise for simply referencing in an interview that FG introduced VAT on childrens shoes in 1982. And believe it or not, RTÉ did swiftly apologise, both to him and to Fine Gael. Interesting precedent - I wonder will RTÉ presenters no longer ask Sinn Féin about events of 40 years ago too.

Did he sue or accept what was said and move on like a grown adult? Was childish even looking an apology on a trivial comment that he should have addressed when he answered.

Sue someone for stating a fact?

The big issue here is that the taxpayer is being left footing a bill due to the gross negligence from Joe Duffy. Surely RTE should be sacking him?

He has a history of defamatory comments against SF representatives that leave him and his employer open to legal proceedings.

What was said? Was it Joe Duffy that said it or a caller/guest on the show? How do you know it was gross negligence?

You stated a fact here last week that was wrong and then said you didn’t know if it was right or wrong but stayed it twice anyway. Happens a lot with you.

This is another example of the SF talking out of two sides of their mouths. We’ll have Pierce Doherty standing up talking about Insurance reform and reducing pay outs and then across the room you’ve a colleague running off to the courts to sue someone for something that no one even recalls what was said and for a substantial payout way above his annual salary. How damaged was he really?

All politicians should grow a pair.

Because RTE have said they had little chance of defending the allegations. Why haven't they sanctioned or dismissed Joe Duffy?

Again, what did Joe Duffy say? It was his show but I don’t know if it was him or who said what? Only last week Prime Time paid out a defamation claim to another Republican Party over a comment a guest made about them. It was actually your buddy who you get your facts from, John McGuirk of Gript who said it and cost RTE the payout.

So, again, what was said? By who? Before you start calling for heads.

Woah,

You're the Gript subscriber here. It seems that you keep wanting to make false allegations at me over and over again when you're the only one who had admitted to reading what far right editorials say.

So let's be clear on this, don't make allegations against me you can't back up.

Joe Duffy defamed DOL. RTE said they had little chance of defending the alllegations and paid out. They also had to payout in a similar manner to Aengus O'Snodaigh after Joe Duffy claimed he had been charged criminally. You see a pattern emerges here where RTE are routinely making false charges against a political party and the tax payer has to foot the bill.

What I'd like to know is why an employee, a very highly paid one, is being allowed to defame people live on air and have the taxpayer foot the bill and not face any person sanction or disciplinary procedures himself.

There is a very worrying culture from RTE where they run damaging stories on a particular political party without verifying the allegations and charges they make on them. Miriam O'Callaghan has a track record in doing this. Gerry Adams could easily have taken legal actions against RTE on numerous occasions. I think this is what it has come to, SF TDs are now deciding to pursue legal avenues to tackle the state broadcaster abusing it's position to pedal political propaganda.

And of course, you defend a highly paid state employee costing the state hundreds of thousands through gross negligence and incompetence.
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« Reply #7947 on: April 07, 2021, 12:52:33 PM »
You stated a story as fact, twice, that was incorrect and the only place that carried such a story was Gript. You then were exposed and try to pass it off as you not knowing if what you said was right or not and couldn’t say why you said such a thing. So you either got the story from Gript or you just make up stuff to fit your agenda. Which is it?

A bluffer of the highest order. You got your story from Gript or you’re a lair. Take your pick.

There was no payout to Aengus O’Snodaigh. He accepted a public apology in the air for something that was said and then corrected minutes later in air.

And if you knew anything you’d know Joe Duffy isn’t an employee of RTE. He a contractor. They mightn’t be able to sack him but they can cut his contract or not renew.

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« Reply #7948 on: April 07, 2021, 01:02:44 PM »
What exactly is your point re this story, Louther? Legal settlements regularly include confidentiality clauses, so there's no issue with either party not talking about the details. So is your gripe with Donnchadh O Laoghaire for having challenged RTÉ in the first place? Are you advocating that a state media organisation should be permitted to make slanderous comments against people at will and should be free from the threat of being challenged on it?

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« Reply #7949 on: April 07, 2021, 01:06:22 PM »
You stated a story as fact, twice, that was incorrect and the only place that carried such a story was Gript. You then were exposed and try to pass it off as you not knowing if what you said was right or not and couldn’t say why you said such a thing. So you either got the story from Gript or you just make up stuff to fit your agenda. Which is it?

A bluffer of the highest order. You got your story from Gript or you’re a lair. Take your pick.

There was no payout to Aengus O’Snodaigh. He accepted a public apology in the air for something that was said and then corrected minutes later in air.

And if you knew anything you’d know Joe Duffy isn’t an employee of RTE. He a contractor. They mightn’t be able to sack him but they can cut his contract or not renew.

Excuse, what part of the story was incorrect? That I said it was her brother rather than her uncle. An odd thing for you to get upset about before you then made unfounded allegations against me, which you have continued to make after it was revealed that it is you in fact who is the subscriber to far right editorials.

It's alarming the type of things that trigger you.

My story is not from Gript. You seem to have taken issue with me mixing her uncle for her brother - a very serious mix up.

We have a highly paid state employee, who has now cost the state a 6 figure sum due to his gross incompetence/negligence. This is not the first time he has defamed a SF representative on live air. I'd like to know what action RTE are taking against him.

If you knew anything about anything you'd know Revenue have recently clamped down on those who RTE contract work to as it was tax avoidance scheme.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/rte-offers-staff-contracts-to-81-freelancers-and-self-employed-contractors-after-revenue-raised-concerns-40155710.html

Be very interesting to see if Duffy was one of them. They should not renew his contract but I think that RTE are quite happy to pedal a political agenda funded by the tax payer and carried out by worthless, overpaid shills.
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