Seán Gallagher to take legal action against RTÉ over Frontline debate

Monday 07 January 2013 14.19
Séan Gallagher is taking legal proceedings against RTÉ over the Frontline debate
Séan Gallagher is taking legal proceedings against RTÉ over the Frontline debate

Former Presidential candidate Séan Gallagher is taking legal proceedings against RTÉ arising from the Frontline Presidential Debate.

In a statement, Mr Gallagher's solicitor said his client would be seeking a declaration from the High Court that the programme was unfair and seriously damaged his electoral prospects.

In March, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upheld a complaint made by Mr Gallagher relating to the debate, which was broadcast on 24 October.

It said the broadcast of a tweet incorrectly attributed to the official 'Martin McGuinness for President' twitter account was unfair to the complainant.