Eoghan McDermott calls for people to stop 'bashing' RTÉ

The presenter is defending the station

Eoghan McDermott calls for people to stop 'bashing' RTÉ

Eoghan McDermott has called for people to stop "bashing" RTÉ.

The 2FM star has defended the national broadcaster after the station aired two incredible new shows which Eoghan cited as "what public service broadcasting is all about".

"The bashing of RTÉ is a national pastime. We've all done it. Some crap reality TV show on? 'And we're paying for this s**t?!' Tubs has a poor guest on the Late Late? 'I'm not spending another cent on the licence fee'," he wrote in his column for the Irish Sun.

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"This week, RTE distilled into two special shows. Keeping Ireland Alive saw more than 70 camera crews film every facet of the health service over a 24-hour period and the results were magnificent.

"The system in which our professionals work is flawed, but their achievements in one day were immeasurable.

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"Secondly, Older Than Ireland, above, interviewed 20 Irish people all over the age of 100.

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"They told personal stories of love and loss. Poignant, hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure, it is one of the finest films to grace our screens in a long time.

Finally, Eoghan added that after the incredible reaction to Keeping Ireland Alive and Older Than Ireland, and following RTÉ's coverage of the Rio Olympics and the 1916 commemoration - RTÉ deserve a little bit of credit.

"Following on from stellar Olympic and 1916 commemoration coverage, this year will be fondly remembered in Montrose," he said.

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