RTÉ confirm that ‘Fairytale of New York’ will continue to be played uncensored

RTÉ has moved to clarify its stance on Christmas anthem ‘Fairytale of New York’, which has been the subject of debate in recent days.

RTÉ 2FM broadcasters Eoghan McDermott and Stephen Byrne both voiced their objections to the song’s use of the word ‘Faggot’ on Twitter this week.

RTE responded with, “The song ‘Fairytale of New York’ will continue to be played on RTÉ Radio without omissions.”

-Noah Harte