Complaint by Diocese of Meath against RTE upheld by BAI

In August 2013, the Catholic Communications Office, on behalf of the Diocese of Meath, lodged a complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

The complaint related to an RTÉ Radio One Liveline broadcast on funeral guidelines which was transmitted on 14 August 2013.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld this complaint.  In relation to this broadcast, the BAI has stated “that the item did not meet the requirements for fairness in current affairs content and was not presented with due accuracy and should have been rectified by the broadcaster.”

RTÉ will now be requested to air a statement from the Compliance Committee of the BAI.

Bishop Michael Smith expressed his appreciation to Mr Martin Long of the Catholic Communications Office for his actions on behalf of the Diocese of Meath.

Click here for the full text of the report from the BAI.