Kieran Creaven successfully concealed his abhorrent and criminal behaviour from those closest to him, those that worked with him and the authorities in a number of jurisdictions until his arrest in November 2017. RTÉ was appalled to learn the details of the crimes he committed for which he was sentenced last Friday. Since his arrest, RTÉ has provided every assistance requested by An Garda Síochána to carry out its criminal investigation, including making available Kieran Creaven’s workplace equipment and personal belongings in RTÉ. For RTÉ to have conducted any separate investigation while this extensive and forensic criminal investigation, and process, were ongoing risked jeopardising the recent conviction of Kieran Creaven.
We have asked the Gardaí if there is anything further RTÉ can do to assist in their investigations, and we are also seeking clarification from them regarding the investigation.
RTÉ continually reviews its policies and procedures, including RTÉ’s Technology Usage Policy, and we are satisfied that we have robust policies in place. However, in light of these events and given the criminal investigation has now concluded, RTÉ will seek independent specialist advice to evaluate our policies and procedures in this area.