Prime Time Investigates the "flagship" and indeed the only ship of RTE's investigative journalism
wing produced only three shows this year all three shown in May
on the following topics.
1: Tyre dumping
2: Alzheimer's Disease
3: on-line child abuse in Ireland
In December alone in 2009 they produced three shows.
It is very important more so now than ever that the National broadcaster
for the public good conduct hard hitting investigative journalism
Its arguable that a show like Prime Time Investigates if run well
would be of great benefit to the country, in theory!
Why does it appear to be in decline? Is this because of budget cutbacks?
Please note I am talking about Prime Time Investigates and not Prime time the show which shows a extended news report (with scary music in the background) on an issue and then gets two different politicians to fight and talk rubbish for 10 -15 minutes. Theres a big difference.