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Did RTÉ need to get such 'extreme views' for balance in the marriage referendum?
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Did RTÉ need to get such 'extreme views' for balance in the marriage referendum?

Oct 25th 2015, 7:30 AM 15,793 Views 117 Comments

Rory O’Neill doesn’t think so.

Panti's story of activism and giving laughs to the usual queer crowd will make you proud
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Panti's story of activism and giving laughs to the usual queer crowd will make you proud

Oct 21st 2015, 6:02 AM 13,157 Views 136 Comments

A new documentary looks at Panti Bliss and the story of marriage equality in Ireland.

"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show
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"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show

Oct 26th 2014, 11:03 AM 29,034 Views 73 Comments

Panti, aka Rory O’Neill, was back with Brendan last night.

Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night
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# Pantigate

Panti Bliss was celebrated by Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross last night

Oct 14th 2014, 10:53 AM 3,716 Views 2 Comments

Among other people. She won an award for her anti-homophobia activism during Pantigate.

"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call
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"They picked the wrong drag queen": The power of Panti's call

Sep 2nd 2014, 10:34 AM 14,870 Views 57 Comments

New trailer from The Queen of Ireland doc shows how Rory O’Neill as Panti “spoke the truth above the heads of the political classes, straight to the people of Ireland”.

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
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Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 12,977 Views 27 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

John Waters left The Irish Times in part because of 'freeloader' commenters
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John Waters left The Irish Times in part because of 'freeloader' commenters

Apr 30th 2014, 7:06 PM 25,409 Views 101 Comments

The former columnist told Today Fm that it became clear that their was “no place at the paper for divergent views like mine”.

Here's why John Waters is 'trending' in Ireland today
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# Pantigate

Here's why John Waters is 'trending' in Ireland today

Apr 13th 2014, 12:14 PM 20,033 Views 30 Comments

An interview in today’s Sunday Independent has generated much debate.

Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly
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Those with 'deep pockets' control the media - Clare Daly

Apr 11th 2014, 12:41 PM 10,934 Views 69 Comments

Mick Wallace added: “People are afraid of the money and power of Denis O’Brien, he’s worth billions … His influence to shape the news is too great.”

Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?
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Should broadcasters be held responsible for offending people?

Apr 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,357 Views 34 Comments

What are the folks on Kildare Street up to today? Well, you asked…

John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times
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John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times

Mar 28th 2014, 11:07 AM 38,777 Views 226 Comments

A spokesperson for Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan said Waters had “decided to stop contributing columns”.

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'
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RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'

Mar 26th 2014, 11:57 AM 9,012 Views 51 Comments

RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.

RTE boss to answer questions about The Saturday Night Show for the first time
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RTE boss to answer questions about The Saturday Night Show for the first time

Mar 26th 2014, 7:40 AM 11,527 Views 10 Comments

Director General Noel Curran will field questions about a number of issues before an Oireachtas committee this morning.

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"
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# What Is Offence?

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"

Mar 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 12,222 Views 66 Comments

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well
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Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Feb 24th 2014, 2:28 PM 12,850 Views 61 Comments

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

RTÉ payout after Panti interview was 'moronic', says Graham Norton
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RTÉ payout after Panti interview was 'moronic', says Graham Norton

Feb 20th 2014, 7:59 AM 29,891 Views 204 Comments

The BBC presenter was critical of the “tiny minority” of highly vocal opponents to same-sex marriage.

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates
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Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates

Feb 18th 2014, 8:25 PM 9,324 Views 0 Comments

Also speaking this evening, Senator David Norris called on the Minister to reveal full details of how RTÉ settled a legal dispute relating to Rory O’Neill’s Saturday Night Show interview.

Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE
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Panti: I'm expecting an apology from RTE

Feb 9th 2014, 11:32 AM 38,723 Views 287 Comments

Rory O’Neill – aka Panti – also revealed that more than one political party has approached him about running.

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ
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Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ

Feb 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 132 Views 117 Comments

RTÉ would do well to remember the story of Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive in the 1990 World Cup and the effect that had on schoolboy footballers for years to come.

Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts
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Panti: Call me anything under the sun, I won’t be running to my lawyer’s skirts

Feb 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 43,456 Views 257 Comments

In an interview with Channel 4 this evening, the drag queen said it was painful to be told his relationships were worth less.

RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’
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RTÉ stands by its account of Panti events, says Waters’ apology was ‘unacceptable’

Feb 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 67,554 Views 364 Comments

Solicitor Kevin Brophy claimed RTÉ’s version was “grossly misleading”, adding that Waters proposed the charitable donation.

WATCH: Panti's Noble Call discussed on BBC news
# Noble Sprawl
# Noble Sprawl

WATCH: Panti's Noble Call discussed on BBC news

Feb 7th 2014, 7:26 AM 5,788 Views 2 Comments

Pantigate continues to spread across the world.

‘Where there is homophobia, it must be challenged’ – Dáil debates Pantigate
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‘Where there is homophobia, it must be challenged’ – Dáil debates Pantigate

Feb 6th 2014, 10:54 PM 18,134 Views 0 Comments

TDs from across the house questioned RTÉ’s handling of the affair, but Pat Rabbitte says he won’t interfere.

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse
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‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse

Feb 6th 2014, 10:51 PM 28,472 Views 0 Comments

Two of the Dáil’s openly gay TDs spoke passionately about their experiences of homophobic abuse as deputies debated the Panti Bliss controversy this evening.