Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh’s sexual harassment case against RTÉ begins this week

28/06/2022 23:37:00

She will give evidence

Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, Rte

She will give evidence

The Nationwide presenter is set to give evidence at the public hearing this week but the alleged perpetrators will not be named by order of the Work Place Relations Commission

It is understood the Nationwide presenter has lodged a complaint under the Employment Equality Act against the State broadcaster.She is set to give evidence at the public hearing this week but the alleged perpetrators will not be named. Read more: Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh on health issues and incontinence, death of her dad and leaving Afternoon Show

A preliminary hearing took place back in May.It is understood a barrister for RTE said the station was denying the allegations at a preliminary hearing of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).She did not attend the hearing last month, but was legally represented by a barrister and solicitors. RTE lawyers were at the hearing to defend the station.

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Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh’s sexual harassment case against RTÉ is set to commence at the Work Place Relations Commission (WRC) tomorrow, Wednesday June 29.Expand Rúnaí Gnóthaí Eachtracha na Breataine Liz Truss.This field is required The judge noted that Egan had a traumatic childhood but said it was “perplexing” that there was no precise conclusion in the psychological report.A 42-year-old woman who waged a campaign of harassment against a former Sinn Fein TD phoning and texting him over 5,500 times over a six-month period and sending him a picture of a rat when made a complaint to gardai has been jailed for two years.

It is understood the Nationwide presenter has lodged a complaint under the Employment Equality Act against the State broadcaster. She is set to give evidence at the public hearing this week but the alleged perpetrators will not be named. Aon bhraon bréan amháin. Read more: Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh on health issues and incontinence, death of her dad and leaving Afternoon Show A preliminary hearing took place back in May. The impact of the false claims was aggravated by various conspiracy groups taking Egan’s side. It is understood a barrister for RTE said the station was denying the allegations at a preliminary hearing of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Síol an mhustaird. She did not attend the hearing last month, but was legally represented by a barrister and solicitors. READ MORE: Irish community 'devastated' as six-year-old boy dies following horror crash Sgt John Sheehy told the court in May that Egan carried out the campaign of abuse against Ms O’Connell and Mr O’Brien between 2018 and 2019.

RTE lawyers were at the hearing to defend the station. Beidh daoine eile go breá sásta na cuilithíní a chur ag gluaiseacht. The woman at various times claimed to be a barrister and an investigative reporter. It’s believed there was an internal RTE investigation in which three individuals were named, one of them a ‘public figure’, according to an Irish Times report. At a preliminary hearing in May, Mairéad McKenna BL, who appeared for the broadcaster, said: “We absolutely deny all allegations against RTÉ. An deireadh a chur le héileamh na hÉireann ar a cuid críocha ar fad gan toil baicle bhig ó thuaidh. “My position would be that if it was to continue in public that a direction be given not to name the [alleged] perpetrators. She admitted harassment of Mr O’Brien on a variety of dates between January 17, 2018 and January 9, 2019. What we’re really seeking is anonymity with respect to the [alleged] perpetrators. Is mar sin a thosaigh an t-aitheantas a thabhairt d’Éireannaigh a throid ar son impireacht na Breataine agus in aghaidh saoirse na tíre seo chomh maith. Sgt Sheehy said Mr O’Brien then began receiving numerous messages and texts from Egan and emails from fake accounts.

” Bláthnaid, who lives in Dublin with her family, has yet to speak publicly about her claims. RTÉ have also remained silent on the hearing. Bailíonn brobh beart. Sgt Sheehy said Mr O’Brien became aware of the defendant in April or May 2017 when she made a protected disclosure claiming “a conspiracy to cover up her abuse by members of an gardaí”. However, it was confirmed early in the summer that she would continue with her role on Nationwide. READ MORE At home in Meath with Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and her mother Aine RTE's Sarah McInerney jets to London for well deserved holiday during break from TV and radio Inside Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh’s south Dublin house and garden with husband Ciaran RTE's Anne Cassin shares how she and husband and kids are coping during lockdown . Tá an sileadh sin ar siúl maidir le neodracht an stáit seo.