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The debate surrounding RTE’s controversial compensation payment to IONA and others was finally discussed in the Dáil after weeks of attempts by TDs to have the issue discussed. Click on the links below to watch some of the points raised.
The apology by the state broadcaster, RTE, and agreement to pay damages to a number of parties who felt they had been wronged by having the word ‘homophobic’ attributed to them is well and truly out of order and a worrying display of capitulation by RTE. Major questions need to be asked about RTE’s role in this as part of a wider discussion about equality and media bias.
The Appeal Hearing of John Paul Wooton & Brendan McConville who were both convicted of the killing of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll in 2009, and sentenced to life imprisonment, drew to a close, on Friday October 18th in the Belfast Appeal Court. The case was heard over two weeks.
Four TDs Mick Wallace, Clare Daly, Maureen O’Sullivan and Eamon O’Cuiv attended the appeal hearing, along with Gerry Conlon of the Guilford 4, who spent 15 years in jail in one of the most infamous miscarriages of justice and who is a leading member of the group calling for Justice for the Craigavon 2.