Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Frontline

All time
# Your Say
Poll: Do you welcome a minimum sentence for assaults on emergency workers?
Fianna Fáil will table a bill today which would set a minimum sentence of five years for anyone convicted of assaulting an on-duty emergency worker.
# Coming Soon
Tubridy, Homeland, and Love/Hate: RTE announces its new schedule
There’s a couple of unusual programmes lined up in RTE’s autumn schedule which was announced this afternoon.
# fiscal compacted
Referendum roundup: 10 days to go
Austerity treaty, stability treaty, or somewhere in between? keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.
RTÉ: Full statement on "two very serious editorial failures"
Director General Noel Curran’s on ‘rebuilding trust’ between the State broadcaster and its audience. “They also expect that we do not lose our nerve…”
# Tweetgate
Sinn Féin: ‘Bogus tweet’ was nothing to do with party or McGuinness campaign
The Green Party has called on Sinn Féin to explain its role in the now infamous tweet read out on the Frontline presidential debate last year.
# Mark Mac Sharry
'Subversive website' comments taken out of context - FF Senator
Marc Mac Sharry said yesterday that certain online forums amounted to “legalised subversion of the State” but insisted today his comments were taken out of context.
# Tweetgate
BAI: No reason to review Frontline presidential debate decision
The BAI also said it had passed on a recommendation on how to deal with RTE’s Prime Time Investigates programme which made allegations against Father Kevin Reynolds.
# Leaders' Questions
Cabinet will not order review of Frontline programme - Kenny
Enda Kenny says any independent review of RTÉ’s Frontline programme is a matter for the BAI and not the cabinet.
# Frontline
BAI, Cabinet to discuss Gallagher demands for Frontline inquiry
The cabinet, and a meeting of the Broadcasting Authority, will examine claims that RTÉ suggested audience questions.
# Frontline
RTÉ invites former UTV chief to assist in editorial review
The national broadcaster has outlined the numerous actions it is taking in connection with last October’s controversial Frontline debate.
# Frontline
Gallagher writes to Rabbitte over 'deeply disturbing' Frontline claims
Seán Gallagher writes to the communications minister seeking a “full investigation” into the making of the Presidential debate.
# Your Say
Poll: Do we need a public inquiry into the RTÉ Frontline debate?
There have been calls for a further inquiry over claims that an audience member was encouraged to ask a hostile question. So what do you think?
# Frontline
Fianna Fáil call for inquiry over RTÉ Frontline debate
The party said an independent investigator should be appointed, after new claims emerged over the treatment of Seán Gallagher.
# Frontline
McGuinness blames Gallagher's undoing on 'lack of credibility' - and not RTÉ
Commentators and candidates should respect the democratic decision of the electorate, said the Sinn Féin politician.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Your essential round-up of all today’s biggest news stories plus some extras you may have missed…
# Frontline
Further regulatory process over Gallagher complaint is 'not a matter for RTÉ to decide or influence'
The national broadcaster has responded to an earlier statement made by lawyers for presidential candidate Seán Gallagher calling for a public inquiry into last year’s controversial Frontline debate.
Seán Gallagher calls for inquiry over new RTÉ Frontline claims
Gallagher also said he is considering legal action after new reports emerged over the controversial presidential debate.
# Tweetgate
RTE failed in obligation of fairness to Sean Gallagher... says RTE Board
The Board of RTE has said it fully accepts the findings of the BAI and that it is bringing in new guidelines on social media to ensure ‘Tweetgate’ doesn’t happen again.
# Tweetgate
Rabbitte lost for words at 'innuendo' of vested interest in Gallagher probe
Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming accuses Rabbitte of having a “personal financial vested interest” in the Presidential election.
Column: BAI report does not close file on That Tweet
Seán Gallagher’s Áras bid may have been derailed with or without the tweet from fake McGuinness account. But the point is we need to know who was behind it, says Derek Mooney who knows all about losing a job amid a Twitter controversy…
# Frontline
RTÉ board to meet following BAI ruling on Frontline tweet
RTÉ chairman Tom Savage will convene the broadcaster’s board, while a Sean Gallagher spokesman doesn’t rule out legal action.
# Aras11
RTÉ director general apologises to Gallagher over Frontline 'mistakes'
Noel Curran’s apology comes on foot of the BAI’s decision to uphold Gallagher’s complaint regarding a controversial tweet referred to during an #Áras11 debate.
# Alzheimer's Disease
Michael Noonan's wife Florence dies aged 68
Condolences have been expressed by the Taoiseach on the passing of the Finance Minister’s wife.
# Dáil
Taoiseach: public sector retirements will not affect frontline services
The Taoiseach played down the effect of the departures on public services in the Dáil this morning saying 97 per cent of workers will remain in their jobs.
# Race for the Áras
Reality-TV star V ex-IRA warlord: the international view on #Aras11
Here’s what the world’s media is saying about the pop star, poet, reality-TV star, ex-IRA chief and gay-rights crusader vying to be the next President of Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Who came out on top in last night's final presidential debate?
The seven men and women who want to be president clashed for the final time last night, but who came out on top?
# Race for the Áras
Video: Gallagher's odds of winning lengthen following Frontline controversy
The candidate’s campaign team declined to comment about the controversial confrontation involving Martin McGuinness and a €5k cheque for Fianna Fáil.
# Race for the Áras
Frontline Gallagher tweet was from fake McGuinness campaign account
However, it further prompted the issue of whether Gallagher collected a €5,000 donation for Fianna Fáil from a convicted fuel smuggler.
LIVEBLOG: The Presidential candidates' Frontline debate brings you live debate from all the presidential debates, minute by point-scoring minute. NOW: Live from RTE’s Frontline Presidential debate.
# Australia
Australia lifts ban on women serving on combat frontlines
“The last of the sex discrimination against women in frontline or combat roles will now be removed,” said defence minister.
# dr shortage
Minister for Health warns of shortage of junior doctors
The shortage of doctors will become more obvious from 11 July, when junior doctors are rotated between posts.