The Non-Communications Clinic


Tom Savage and Terry Prone during Friday’s Late Late Show 50th Anniversary.

RTE chairman Tom Savage remains unaware of any potential conflicts of interest that may arise through his directorship of The Communications Clinic because his wife Terry Prone does not tell him.

…Ms Prone told the Sunday Independent yesterday that her husband, a former priest, only found out this week that his company trained the Irish Missionary Union to deal with the potential fallout from the Mission To Prey broadcast.

The TV personality said she did not see how people could perceive a conflict of interest from the IMU training or from services that their media-relations company might provide to RTE broadcasters.

Ms Prone commented: “People could perceive that I had three ears and a tail but that doesn’t make it fact.”


Tom Savage Needs To tell Us Why This Is Not A Conflict Of Interest (Philip Ryan, Sunday Independent)

Time To Sharpen Canines On Media Conflicts Of Interest (Elaine Byrne, Sunday Independent)

Previously: Was The Communications Clinic Hired To Deal Wth Mission To Prey Before It Was Even Broadcast?