Ireland is cleared of cheating on the ESC

Time of publication: 19.06.2003 (10:19)
Ireland was today cleared of cheating in the Eurovision Song Contest voting.

Although the voting system, run by RTE and eircom, had worked in the past, the result this year did not arrive in time to be scrutinised by a notary, which is required by the rules.
“The televote is therefore null and void,” the EBU said.

RTE has declined to reveal the results of the telephone vote, claiming it is “irrelevant” as the jury vote is the only one that is valid.

Spokeswoman Cathriona Edwards said the company was happy with the EBU’s statement.
“It condones our editorial judgment on the night,” she said.

Source: (by materials of Breaking.Examiner.Ie)
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