Better later than never eh? For those too young the shenanigans of the beef sector in the mid 80 to early 90s was legendary and infamous. They enriched themselves in wholly dubious ways.


Tom Savage the chairman of the RTÉ board, writes: “History shows that Joe Murray did pioneering work as one of the first journalists and programme makers to reveal malpractice in the beef industry.

“His work was accurate, impartial, objective and responsible. He acted in the public interest, without fear of favour. By contrast, RTÉ’s immediate retraction of the report and its expression of regret for ‘the damage that has been caused by the untrue statements broadcast’ must be seen as reflecting badly on this organisation"

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