Liamy MacNally has won a case for unfair dismissal against his former employers Mid West Radio.
MayoNews.ie reports a three member tribunal, chaired by Ann Marie Courell, do not accept that Mr MacNally was targeted ‘on account of any controversies that may have arisen from the carrying out of his journalistic duties’.
The senior news reporter claims station management took issue with the way he reported on the Corrib gas controversy when he was made compulsorily redundant in 2010, which the station says was part of cutbacks due to failling revenues.
Describing the dismissal as ‘unfair’, the Tribunal measured the award under the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977 to 2007 at €47,000. Both sides have six weeks to appeal.