Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan had a right go at RTÉ over the weekend 6 years ago

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan had a right go at RTÉ over the weekend

Linehan cleared up the rumours.

Father Ted was twenty years old last week and the anniversary was celebrated in a major way because it's one of the country's best ever TV shows.

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It was created by Arthur Matthews and Graham Linehan, and the latter took to Twitter to express his delight that Father Ted was still so important to people.

He also wanted to clear up the rumour about why the show aired on Channel 4, and not RTÉ.

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According to the Irish Independent, RTÉ had this to say on the matter, "RTÉ is serious about supporting new writing, and will continue to do so."

"The prestigious win for 'Love/Hate' at this weekend's Celtic Media Awards is testament to RTÉ's commitment to developing new writing," said a spokesperson.

"RTÉ was very proud of 'The Walshes'. However, as a part-funder, RTÉ was not in a position to provide majority funding once the BBC decided not to re-commission it."

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