“I take great pride in my work reporting from Leinster House as RTE’s Political Correspondent and especially covering the dramatic 2016 general election and subsequent prolonged government formation process as well as the historic referendums on Marriage Equality and the Eighth Amendment.
“I loved every minute reporting on political developments – and providing analysis and context – for RTÉ’s audience.
“Thank you to my colleagues who helped me with all this work and to everyone for their loyalty and decency.”
Martina Fitzgerald (left at the Fine Gael Think-in at Fota Island in 2014
This decision by RTÉ [to have Paul Cunningham replace Martina Fitzgerald as RTÉ News political correspondent] looks terrible and makes no sense. They must have known there would be a huge backlash especially at this time.
My question is this: Am i missing something or did Ms Fitzgerald upset someone in particular or a political party? She seems very polite and cautious and I can’t see why RTÉ would go through all of this.