The RTÉ boss escaped the grill by politicians after receiving complaints from the general public about the controversial transgender debate about the Liveline program.
The chairman of the Oireachtas Media Committee invited state broadcasters to answer questions from the TD and Senator this week after Dublin Pride cut off its relationship with RTE in the Liveline debate.
The broadcaster agreed to come in front of the TD and Senator, but told the Commission that there were many complaints under investigation.
As a result, the Commission decided to withdraw the planned grill of the RTÉ Chief.
“The Committee recognizes the petitioner’s right to due process in such proceedings and does not propose to further consider this issue at this time,” the Commission’s statement said.
“Our committee is working with RTÉ on diversity and inclusion policies, and further involvement in such policies may be considered at future hearings,” said TDNiamh Smyth. increase.
RTÉ told the Commission that formal complaints are currently being “handled.”
“RTÉ is currently handling many formal complaints about the Liveline Program under statutory and regulatory provisions, and those who exercise their statutory rights are entitled to complaints that have been dealt with in accordance with relevant provisions. “We have confirmed that,” editorial director standards and compliance Brian Dowling told the committee in a letter that Independent.ie saw.
“They also have the legal right to rely on BAI.”
Mr. Dowling said the complaint was related to the content of the program, which is currently “subject to statutory proceedings.”
The invitation from the Commission also said that RTÉ, which appears before the Commission, will give state broadcasters the opportunity to show solidarity with the LGBT + community.
Mr. Dowling said RTÉ has an obligation to be “objective and impartial” under the Broadcast Act.
It is understood that TD and Senator hope to cause controversy about Joe Duffy’s liveline program in the future when the RTÉ boss appears in front of the committee.
A spokesperson for RTÉ confirmed that the broadcaster did not appear before the committee this week.
Dublin Pride cut off its relationship with the broadcaster after several days of discussions about Joe Duffy’s liveline program on transgender issues.