HOME | |

Abusive tweets should not be read out on air says John Bruton

The former Taoiseach said abusive tweets should be read only if a name is provided

Abusive tweets should not be read out on air says John Bruton
Author image
Newstalk
14:38 Sunday 23 December 2012

Calls have been made for broadcasters not to read out abusive tweets about politicians unless a full name and address is provided along with the comment.

The suggestion from the former Taoiseach and Meath TD John Bruton comes as colleagues of the late Fine Gael TD and Minister Shane McEntee say he was upset in the weeks leading up to his death because of abuse he received on social media websites.

The 56-year-old took his own life at his home in Nobber in Co. Meath on Friday.

John Bruton says although some people may be angry with political decisions, that does not give them the right to abuse TDs online or in person.

 

comments powered by Disqus
  • newstalk.ie image

    Hacker posts naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton among...

    newstalk.ie image

    Look who tried to skip the queue at Coppers over the weekend

    newstalk.ie image

    Mayo pitch-invader poses for Supermacs photos

    newstalk.ie image

    Israeli plans for West Bank land grab described as...

    newstalk.ie image

    Minister proposes no further Irish Rail cuts in Budget 2015

    newstalk.ie image

    Dollymount parking and driving ban to be lifted for certain groups

    newstalk.ie image

    IRA leader makes fresh bid for early release after first...

    newstalk.ie image

    Twitter reacts to Croke Park jet flyover

    newstalk.ie image

    NATO plans to 'spearhead' a force to face Russia over...

    newstalk.ie image

    These Irish lads should be working for Fáilte Ireland

  • newstalk.ie image

    Man died during flight because 'his chest was too hairy'

    newstalk.ie image

    NATO plans to 'spearhead' a force to face Russia over...

    newstalk.ie image

    Red-haired chancer uses 'Ginger Discount Card' to save...

    newstalk.ie image

    The trouble with flags

    newstalk.ie image

    Ashya King’s parents’ hearing adjourned until tomorrow

    newstalk.ie image

    Three children killed in China school stabbing

    newstalk.ie image

    Thousands of girls immunised against HPV according to the HSE

    newstalk.ie image

    Survivors from Northern Ireland institutions provide graphic...

    newstalk.ie image

    Israeli plans for West Bank land grab described as...

    newstalk.ie image

    Dollymount parking and driving ban to be lifted for certain groups