RTÉ deny plan to spend €70k on Gerry Ryan statue
RTÉ have denied claims they are to spend €70,000 on a life-size bronze statue of Gerry Ryan.
Today’s Sunday World newspaper says the State broadcaster has commissioned the piece which will be designed by sculptor Patrick O'Reilly.
However, RTÉ's 2FM have issued a statement on Twitter calling the story, 'inaccurate and incorrect'.
2fm STATEMENT 1/3 The story printed in today's Sunday World is inaccurate and incorrect.— RTÉ 2fm (@RTE2fm) June 29, 2014
They admit that 2FM are planning a memorial to Gerry Ryan, but say it will not be a statue and "it does not cost €70,000 or anything close to it".
2fm STATEMENT 2/3 2fm are planning a memorial to Gerry Ryan but it is not a life size statue and it does not cost €70k or anything close it.— RTÉ 2fm (@RTE2fm) June 29, 2014
2fm STATEMENT 3/3 This is event will be marked privately.— RTÉ 2fm (@RTE2fm) June 29, 2014