From top: terror stalks computer screens at RTÉ, says Eamon Dunphy. Top picture posed by model.
Eamon Dunphy yesterday announced he had quit RTÉ to focus on his podcast The Stand.
He had worked with the national broadcaster for 40 years.
In his column in today’s Irish Daily Star (not online), Mr Dunphy said:
“For most of the four decades, I had the time of my life, but things haven’t been right for a while.
“I saw the way John Giles was treated, pushed out the door after the European Championships in 2016 even though he was – and still is – one of the best pundits around.
“RTE is a different place now. It’s a place that lives in fear of keyboard warriors on Facebook and Twitter.
“I’ll never forget the words of a senior executive in RTE to us on the eve of [Euro 2016]. ‘Go easy on Martin [O’Neill, Ireland’s football manager]’ was his message. That was the brave new world of RTE sport, even though there was nothing brave about it.”
Yesterday: Après Match