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# Prime Time Investigates

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Robert Watt says 'no evidence' Department of Health was 'prying on families'
RTÉ said the Department of Health was invited by RTÉ Investigates to participate in the programme, contrary to claims made by Watt.
Irish Greyhound Board promises reforms in wake of RTÉ documentary revelations
The new measures come following claims that thousands of greyhounds were killed in 2017 for not being fast enough.
Irish Greyhound Board 'strongly condemns actions of minority in industry'
Minister of State Andrew Doyle said that he had “deep concerns” about the industry, and that all allegations will be examined.
Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD
The HSE is yet to contact the family featured in the programme, says Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.
Five new trustees appointed to Console board
The fallout from the alleged financial misconduct at the suicide prevention charity continues.
CEO of suicide charity Console resigns as "history of deception" is revealed
The alleged bizarre financial practices of the charity were the subject of a RTÉ Investigations Unit special screened tonight.
"I am very pleased that RTE was able to believe me" - woman at centre of defamation action
Former archbishop Richard Burke, who said RTÉ wrongly called him a paedophile, has settled his case
"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment
Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.
Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary
Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.
Fitzgerald “witnessed emotional abuse of children” in crèche footage
The Minister said that the undercover footage “would strike horror into every parent watching”.
New editor named for RTÉ Investigations Unit
Paul Maguire, who won awards for his Prime Time Investigates reports, is to take over new section.
George Lee joins Prime Time as part of RTÉ News shake-up
RTE has announced a range of changes to its current affairs programmes – including a new focus on investigative work.
Kevin Bakhurst appointed RTÉ's new MD of News and Current Affairs
The current deputy head of the BBC newsroom and controller of the BBC News Channel will take up his new role in the autumn.
Senator wants RTÉ chair before Oireachtas Committee for a third time
John Whelan is to formally request that Tom Savage appear before the Oireachtas Communications Committee over the role of the Communications Clinic in the Mission to Prey programme.
Communications Clinic says Savage knew nothing of Mission to Prey account
Terry Prone, a director at Communications Clinic, told that client-confidentiality meant her husband was unaware of the PR firm’s work for the Irish Missionaries Union.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.
RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case
Tom Savage and Noel Curran face more questions from TDs and senators over the Fr Reynolds defamation case.
Senator joins call for resignation of RTÉ chairman
Last week’s Oireachtas committee meeting saw “Pontius Pilate hand-wringing”, says Labour’s John Whelan.
“Your position is untenable” – TDs criticise RTE heads over Mission to Prey
The chair of RTE said the programme had caused the greatest editorial crisis that RTE had experienced in years.
RTÉ board pledges reform in 'robust review' with Rabbitte
The broadcaster’s board met with Communications Minister this morning following the BAI’s inquiry into the Mission to Prey programme.
No resignations from RTÉ board after meeting with Rabbitte
The Communications Minister met with the board of the State broadcaster this morning following the publication of the BAI’s report into the Mission to Prey programme last week.
Rabbitte meets with RTÉ board after BAI report on Mission to Prey
The Communications Minister meets the board this morning in the wake of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s damning report into the ill-fated Prime Time Investigates programme.
Father Kevin Reynolds is not out for revenge - solicitor
Robert Dore said the priest is awaiting with interest the outcome of the meeting between the Communications Minister and the board of RTE.
Mission to Prey reporter Aoife Kavanagh resigns from RTÉ
It follows the publication of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s report into a Prime Time Investigates programme which libelled a Catholic priest.
'We will continue to learn from these grave errors' - RTÉ Director General
As RTÉ deals with the fallout from the Mission to Prey programme, Noel Curran said that the “personnel matters” arising from the programme in relation to its makers will be concluded shortly.
TV3 chief: We couldn't afford to make mistake like Mission to Prey
David McRedmond says his station wouldn’t have made libel because “we couldn’t afford a settlement” like that given by RTÉ to Fr Kevin Reynolds.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
BAI 'in correspondence' with Dillon family over Mission to Prey accusations
The family of Brother Gerard Dillon want the BAI to investigate allegations made against the deceased Brother in light of the controversy over the false allegations against Fr Kevin Reynolds.
BAI 'dismay' at leak of Prime Time Investigates report
The authority says it will begin a review to find out how details of an ongoing investigation “entered the public domain”.
RTÉ 'disappointed' at leak of BAI's Prime Time criticism
The inquiry finds major failings in journalistic practices on the Mission To Prey programme, according to reports.
RTÉ facing €200,000 BAI fine over Fr Kevin Reynolds libel
The State broadcaster faces a fine close to the maximum from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over the Mission to Prey programme nearly a year ago.
RTÉ actions are 'premature', says lawyer for Fr Kevin Reynolds
Robert Dore said neither himself nor Fr Reynolds had been contacted during the BAI investigation.
RTE brought in new journalism guidelines today - what's in them?
RTE editorial staff will be trained in the new guidelines, including how they should use social media and the internet in their reporting.
What happens to the rest of the 'A Mission To Prey' crew?
Noel Curran, Director General of RTÉ, has said that the movement of two senior execs was voluntary and that an independent external board is still investigating other personnell in ‘A Mission to Prey’ debacle.
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…”
RTÉ decides to axe Prime Time Investigates
One RTÉ executive retires and another resigns his post and moves to another position in the station.
BAI inquiry into RTÉ and Fr Kevin Reynolds case is complete
However, Authority won’t make any comment or publish the findings as of yet – it is going to RTÉ “for consideration”.
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.