TG4 reviewing complaints

TG4 has confirmed it is reviewing the complaints received over the documentary into the Creeslough tragedy.

The controversial documentary ‘Iniúchadh TG4 – An Craoslach’ aired last week despite a number of the victim’s families objecting.

The families claimed they had not been consulted about the documentary and it said it was too soon after the tragedy for a documentary to be broadcast.


They also voiced concerns about whether new images and footage which they had not seen before would be used during the show and whether it could jeopardise the ongoing investigation into the explosion.

The families urged TG4 to delay the documentary until the official Gardaí investigation had concluded.

Despite numerous pleas from bereaved families, politicians and members of the public, TG4 aired the documentary on Wednesday night.

They said the aim of the documentary was to highlight the ordinary people who assisted in the rescue at the scene before emergency services arrived and it contained interviews with some of those who risked their own lives to bring others to safety.

The TV station has now confirmed they received a number of complaints about the documentary by members of the public, particularly around the timing of its release. They are currently reviewing the correspondences.

A spokesperson for TG4 said, “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.”

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