Understandably this is being treated with great disgust and concern, by RTE.
Apparently, some comments on social media were viewed by five members of a jury, while the jury was considering its verdict.
5 members of the jury saw the comments and they were discussed by the jury today.
Understandably, the judge had to dismiss the jury.
Presumably there will be calls for the Dail to act?
One more thing...the broadcast was actually on RTE's Prime Time, last night. Nothing to do with social media.
The rest of the above is true, except for the bit about RTE taking this seriously.
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