RTE Say Sorry

Hal LaRoux
By Hal LaRoux
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RTE have come out with a statement to respond to the statement that was earlier stated by Mickey Harte and Tyrone. The powers that be at Montrose have even given Youtube user Jonathan Anon a chinese burn by taking down his clip of the offending show.


Here is the statement which contains a few errors, most startlingly the one where John Murray's show is described as  "satirical and humorous ".. Read on.

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"RTÉ Radio 1's John Murray Show presents, each morning, a satirical and humorous synopsis of the day's big news stories. On June 9 the programme covered a widely reported controversy involving Mickey Harte.

"RTÉ understands and appreciates that the item offended Mr Harte. It is never RTÉ's intention to knowingly offend any individual, and RTÉ sincerely regrets any offence caused. This sincere regret was immediately and personally communicated to Mr Harte by RTÉ management.

"RTÉ wishes to clarify that it did not leak the contents of the letter referred to in today's statement by the Tyrone GAA Senior Football Management and Players. RTÉ treated the correspondence as private and confidential, and was mindful of the need for discretion in all public statements it was called upon to make.

"It is RTÉ's hope that, in the public interest of all those who follow gaelic games, the matter can be resolved."

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