RTE settles defamation case with former archbishop

Former Archbishop Richard Burke will not receive damages as part of his settled High Court action for defamation against RTE. Gavel 4 The cleric, aged 66, sued the broadcaster over the 2011 ‘Mission to Prey’ documentary which he said wrongly depicted him as a paedophile. Mr Burke denied allegations made in the programme that he’d slept with Dolores Atwood when she was a 14 year old girl in Nigeria in the 1980s. The case settled on its 8th day before a jury. RTE’s Managing Director of News and Current Affairs is Kevin Bakhurst: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/42164/medium/”]