As iMediaEthics has reported, Irish public broadcaster RTE issued a long apology to priest Father Kevin Reynolds after the Irish public broadcaster wrongly reported that he had raped a girl and fathered her child. Before the claims were aired, Reynolds denied the accusations and offered to take a paternity test, which RTE declined.
Because of the apology and error, RTE recently asked Ireland’s press ombudsman John Horgan to review its editorial practices.
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But, RTE’s mea culpas don’t end there. According to the Irish Times, RTE is to pay Reynolds “more than €1 million, including costs.”