RTÉ’s broadcasting standards

 

Sir, – Regarding “RTÉ says satirical sketch did not comply with rules” (News, January, 8th), am I correct in my understanding that it amounts to a branch of RTÉ telling RTÉ that an RTÉ sketch broke RTÉ’s own standards and regulations?

Furthermore, after initially only placing a warning online that the sketch may cause offence, RTÉ has now convinced RTÉ to remove it from the player altogether.

Now that is definitely funnier than the original sketch! – Yours, etc,

STEPHEN O’HARA,

Carrowmore,

Sligo.

Sir, – What does RTÉ have to apologise for? Has anyone heard of satire? – Yours, etc,

MICHEÁL BURKE,

Dublin 7.