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#Pantigate

# pantigate - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Did RTÉ need to get such 'extreme views' for balance in the marriage referendum?
# Two Sides To A Story
# Two Sides To A Story

Did RTÉ need to get such 'extreme views' for balance in the marriage referendum?

Oct 25th 2015, 7:30 AM 15,780 Views 113 Comments

Rory O’Neill doesn’t think so.

# pantigate - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Panti's story of activism and giving laughs to the usual queer crowd will make you proud
# The Queen Of Ireland
# The Queen Of Ireland

Panti's story of activism and giving laughs to the usual queer crowd will make you proud

Oct 21st 2015, 6:02 AM 13,122 Views 136 Comments

A new documentary looks at Panti Bliss and the story of marriage equality in Ireland.

# pantigate - Sunday 26 October, 2014

"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show
# Pantigate
From The Daily Edge
# Pantigate

"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show

Oct 26th 2014, 11:03 AM 29,009 Views 75 Comments

Panti, aka Rory O’Neill, was back with Brendan last night.

# pantigate - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night
# Pantigate
From The Daily Edge
# Pantigate

Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night

Oct 14th 2014, 10:53 AM 3,708 Views 2 Comments

Among other people. She won an award for her anti-homophobia activism during Pantigate.

# pantigate - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call
# Crowdfunding
# Crowdfunding

"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:34 AM 14,802 Views 57 Comments

New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.

# pantigate - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 12,963 Views 27 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

# pantigate - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

John Waters left The Irish Times in part because of 'freeloader' commenters
# Thumbs Down
# Thumbs Down

John Waters left The Irish Times in part because of 'freeloader' commenters

Apr 30th 2014, 7:06 PM 25,289 Views 101 Comments

The former columnist told Today Fm that it became clear that their was “no place at the paper for divergent views like mine”.

# pantigate - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Here's why John Waters is 'trending' in Ireland today
# Pantigate
From The Daily Edge
# Pantigate

Here's why John Waters is 'trending' in Ireland today

Apr 13th 2014, 12:14 PM 19,998 Views 30 Comments

An interview in today’s Sunday Independent has generated much debate.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Apr 13th 2014, 8:20 AM 11,323 Views 9 Comments

It’s the last day of the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

# pantigate - Friday 11 April, 2014

Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly
# Money Is Power
# Money Is Power

Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly

Apr 11th 2014, 12:41 PM 10,918 Views 69 Comments

Mick Wallace added: “People are afraid of the money and power of Denis O’Brien, he’s worth billions … His influence to shape the news is too great.”

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

Apr 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,356 Views 34 Comments

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

# pantigate - Friday 28 March, 2014

John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times
# Gone
# Gone

John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times

Mar 28th 2014, 11:07 AM 38,682 Views 226 Comments

A spokesperson for Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan said Waters had “decided to stop contributing columns”.

# pantigate - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'

Mar 26th 2014, 11:57 AM 9,002 Views 51 Comments

RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.

RTE boss to answer questions about The Saturday Night Show for the first time
# Question Time
# Question Time

RTE boss to answer questions about The Saturday Night Show for the first time

Mar 26th 2014, 7:40 AM 11,524 Views 10 Comments

Director General Noel Curran will field questions about a number of issues before an Oireachtas committee this morning.

# pantigate - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"
# What Is Offence?
# What Is Offence?

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"

Mar 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 12,219 Views 66 Comments

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

# pantigate - Monday 24 February, 2014

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well
# Turbulent Priests
# Turbulent Priests

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Feb 24th 2014, 2:28 PM 12,830 Views 61 Comments

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

# pantigate - Sunday 23 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:54 AM 12,459 Views 1 Comment

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your Sunday.

# pantigate - Thursday 20 February, 2014

RTÉ payout after Panti interview was 'moronic', says Graham Norton
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

RTÉ payout after Panti interview was 'moronic', says Graham Norton

Feb 20th 2014, 7:59 AM 29,872 Views 204 Comments

The BBC presenter was critical of the “tiny minority” of highly vocal opponents to same-sex marriage.

# pantigate - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates
# Bai
# Bai

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates

Feb 18th 2014, 8:25 PM 9,321 Views 0 Comments

Also speaking this evening, Senator David Norris called on the Minister to reveal full details of how RTÉ settled a legal dispute relating to Rory O’Neill’s Saturday Night Show interview.

# pantigate - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE

Feb 9th 2014, 11:32 AM 38,698 Views 287 Comments

Rory O’Neill – aka Panti – also revealed that more than one political party has approached him about running.

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ

Feb 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 126 Views 117 Comments

RTÉ would do well to remember the story of Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive in the 1990 World Cup and the effect that had on schoolboy footballers for years to come.

# pantigate - Friday 7 February, 2014

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts

Feb 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 43,441 Views 257 Comments

In an interview with Channel 4 this evening, the drag queen said it was painful to be told his relationships were worth less.

RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’

Feb 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 67,484 Views 364 Comments

Solicitor Kevin Brophy claimed RTÉ’s version was “grossly misleading”, adding that Waters proposed the charitable donation.

WATCH: Panti's Noble Call discussed on BBC news
# Noble Sprawl
From The Daily Edge
# Noble Sprawl

WATCH: Panti's Noble Call discussed on BBC news

Feb 7th 2014, 7:26 AM 5,780 Views 2 Comments

Pantigate continues to spread across the world.

# pantigate - Thursday 6 February, 2014

‘Where there is homophobia, it must be challenged’ – Dáil debates Pantigate
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

‘Where there is homophobia, it must be challenged’ – Dáil debates Pantigate

Feb 6th 2014, 10:54 PM 18,127 Views 0 Comments

TDs from across the house questioned RTÉ’s handling of the affair, but Pat Rabbitte says he won’t interfere.

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse
# Dáil
# Dáil

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse

Feb 6th 2014, 10:51 PM 28,464 Views 0 Comments

Two of the Dáil’s openly gay TDs spoke passionately about their experiences of homophobic abuse as deputies debated the Panti Bliss controversy this evening.