RTÉ defends stance on covering candidates – The Irish Times

PAUL CULLEN, Political Staff

LEGAL CHALLENGE: RTÉ HAS defended its election coverage in the face of criticism of its treatment of Independent candidates by a Dublin city councillor.

Cieran Perry, who is standing as an Independent in Dublin Central, says he is planning a legal challenge to the State broadcaster’s policy on election coverage.

Mr Perry has accused RTÉ of breaching the principle of fairness established in court judgments on election coverage because it treats some candidates as “also-rans”.

I’ve set out the legal principles in posts on Cearta here and here.