RTÉ has come under fire today for inviting convicted criminal John Gilligan to appear as a guest on The Late Late Show.
According to The Irish Independent, Gilligan was invited to make an appearance on the show in a handwritten letter from a researcher.
Veronica Guerin's brother Jimmy has now hit out at the decision, saying that it is disrespectful to the memory of his sister.
The Sunday Independent journalist was gunned down in 1996 in a gangland murder that shocked Ireland.
“I think it’s an absolute disgrace that the national broadcaster, who has been targeted for legal action in the past by Gilligan, would invite him on. That they would want to give him airtime is sad,” he said.
“I think it shows just how desperate The Late Late Show is for ratings, that they would invite him on the show rather than respecting (their journalistic colleague Veronica Guerin)."