Sean Gallagher brings legal action against RTE's 'Frontline' - Independent.ieFORMER presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has brought a High Court action against RTE claiming a "Frontline" debate was unfair and damaged his electoral chances.
The court heard today RTE has agreed to file a defence to the action by June 17 next when the case will be mentioned again.
Mr Gallagher is seeking a declaration that the October 24, 2011, Frontline debate was "unfair" and allegedly "seriously damaged his electoral prospects."
looks like the bagman has tumbled onto his latest money spinning wheeze
in my opinion, it would set a very bad precedent if he won, politicians being able to sue the media for percieved misrepresentation if they think it affected their electoral chances