According to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the RTÉ 1 Prime Time discussion on trans issues featuring Graham Linehan “was treated fairly”
The first complaint, which was made by Irish Times columnist Roe McDermott, stated that the Prime Time episode was “not objective, based on the mix of contributors and how the discussion was framed”….
The second complaint argued that the programme had portrayed a clear link between transgender people and people on the autism spectrum, and was therefore unfair and offensive. …
The Compliance Committee also rejected the third complaint, in which the complainant argued that the inclusion of UK anti-transgender activists had been against the appropriate standard of due care by the broadcaster.
Complaints on RTÉ’s Prime Time transgender episode featuring Graham Linehan rejected (GCN)
Demonstrators protesting outside RTÉ studios during the broadcast of a ‘Prime Time’ special on the “exponential growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender, and the implications of the proposed new law allowing them to do so without their parents’ consent” featuring an interview with the writer Graham Linehan (above).
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Members of the transgender community and their supporters plan to protest outside RTÉ studios in Dublin on Tuesday evening over the broadcast of a pre-recorded interview with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan.
Transgender people to protest at RTÉ over ‘Prime Time’ interview with Graham Linehan (Irish Times)
A petition has been set up asking the national broadcaster to reconsider Mr Linehan’s inclusion. The Father Ted co-creator is one of a number of contributors set to feature in the report which will examine the “growth in the number of young people seeking to change gender”. Since 2015, transgender adults have been allowed to state gender identity without requiring reassignment treatment or assessment. Those applying are also able to change the gender on their birth certificates, driver’s licence and passport.
Opposition to Father Ted creator Graham Linehan being on TV transgender debate (Peter O’Dwyer, The Times Ireland)
Petition calls for TV writer Graham Linehan to be axed from ‘Prime Time’ transgender debate (Independent.ie)
RTE remove Graham Linehan piece from upcoming Prime Time show on transgender issues (Change.org)
Graham and Helen Linehan on the Ray’ D’Arcy show on Radio One making a plea based on their own experience [see link below] for a repeal of the Eight Amendment.
How heartbreak led Helen and Graham Linehan to campaign for abortion in Ireland (RTÉ)
Karen Fitzpatrick, of RTÉ, writes:
The Walshes are a warm, tight-knit family from the West Dublin suburb of Strollinstown. Tony (Niall Gaffney) and Carmel (Philippa Dunne) are parents to Ciara (Amy Stephenson) and Rory (Rory Connolly), who are both still at home because the state of the Irish economy has forced them all back together.
Even Ciara’s new boyfriend Graham (Shane Langan) is forced to move in and family friend Martin (Owen Roe) always seems to be hanging around mending bits and pieces, as well as accidentally becoming trapped in the wall cavity.
Diet of Worms?
The final IT Crowd episode will air at the end of the month according to Graham Linehan.
It’ll be a 40 minute edition and then they won’t try turning it off and on again.
September 24th, apparently.
‘The IT Crowd’ finale special to air later this month on Channel 4 (Digital Spy)