WATCH: Gript Editor John McGuirk on PrimeTime last night defended people's right to peaceful protest and be upset at the Government's appalling mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis.#gript #rtept pic.twitter.com/Djp4DdqB9i
— gript (@griptmedia) March 3, 2021
Prime Time on RTÉ One.
Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond (top) and conservative commentator John McGuirk, editor of Gript, discuss last Saturday’s anti-lockdown protest in Dublin city centre.
Shame on RTÉ News and Prime Time for giving John McGuirk a platform to spread outrageous, dangerous lies about Éirígí.
During the course of this evening's Prime Time McGuirk stated that "Éirígí, the people that shot a journalist in Northern Ireland 2 years ago.” -1 pic.twitter.com/TyRCKIVs0s
— Éirígí – For A New Republic (@eirigi1916) March 2, 2021
Just a sincere apology: On TV earlier I got my Republican groups mixed up badly, in a slip of the tongue – it was of course Saoradh, not Eirigí, who were connected to the murder of Lyra McKee. I want to apologise publicly to Eirigí for the error, and thank RTE for correcting it.
— John McGuirk (@john_mcguirk) March 2, 2021