500 COM­PLAINTS OVER LATE LATE CHAT

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - COMMENT - By Ni­amh Walsh

RTÉ re­ceived over 500 com­plaints af­ter last week’s con­tro­ver­sial Late Late Show in­ter­view with failed Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Pe­ter Casey.

An­swer­ing ques­tions from the Mail on Sun­day, an RTÉ spokes­woman said an ex­tremely high num­ber of com­plaints had been sent to Mon­trose af­ter Ryan Tubridy’s in­ter­view.

‘RTÉ has re­ceived 353 com­plaints, and 67 emails and 95 calls giv­ing feed­back on last week’s Late Late Show, specif­i­cally the Pe­ter Casey in­ter­view.’

RTÉ would not say if the com­plaints re­lated to Tubridy’s han­dling of the in­ter­view or the fact that Mr Casey was a guest, given his cam­paign com­ments on Trav­ellers.

The spokes­woman said: ‘Com­plaints are by their na­ture con­fi­den­tial. This is not some­thing we would com­ment on.’ Last week mil­lion­aire busi­ness­man Casey pub­licly hit out at Tubridy, call­ing him ‘in­sult­ing and ‘un­pro­fes­sional’ for the man­ner in which he con­ducted the in­ter­view. Mr Casey told ra­dio host Niall Boy­lan on his Clas­sic Hits 4fm show on Mon­day, that Tubridy was both ‘in­sult­ing’ and ‘un­pro­fes­sional’.

GUEsT: Pe­ter Casey with Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show

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