TG4 has confirmed they received a number of complaints which they are reviewing following the decision to broadcast last week’s controversial television documentary on the Creeslough tragedy.
A number of the bereaved families contacted the station pleading with the broadcaster not to show the programme ‘Iniúchadh TG4 – An Craoslach’.
They questioned the timing of the programme stating that the Garda investigation into the cause of the blast which claimed ten lives had not yet been completed.
However, TG4 pressed ahead with the broadcast despite the objections form the families.
A spokesperson for TG4 has now confirmed they have received a number of complaints in relation to the programme.
However, the broadcaster did not specify how many complaints had been made either before or after last week’s show.
A spokesperson told Donegal Daily “We appreciate the very sensitive nature of the documentary ‘Iniúchadh TG4 – An Craoslach’.
“The aim of the programme was to tell the stories of some of the ordinary people who assisted in the rescue at the scene before emergency services arrived, and we believe the documentary portrayed this in a very thoughtful and respectful way.
“Some members of the public were in touch with TG4 to express concern around the timing of the programme and we are currently reviewing these communications.”
However, a spokesperson for the Broadcasting told Donegal Daily that they had not received ANY complaints directly form the public.
A spokesperson “The BAI has not received any complaints regarding the TG4 documentary referenced. Under the complaints process, individuals who believe that broadcasters have breached BAI codes are advised to contact the broadcaster in the first instance.
“If they are not happy with the broadcaster’s response, they can then refer their complaint to the BAI for consideration under the BAI’s formal complaints process. Details of this process can be found on the BAI website.