The solicitor for Fr Kevin Reynolds has said the chairman of RTE Tom Savage is ultimately responsible for the errors in the 'Mission to Prey' programme which libelled the priest.
According to a report in today's Sunday Independent, Solicitor Robert Dore said: "The buck stops with the head of the board."
Mr Dore said he was not calling for the chairman's resignation, but said Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte would have his full support if he felt that there was a need for resignations.
His comments come after the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland published a report into the Prime Time Investigates programme which criticised its journalistic standards as well as editorial and management controls.
Minister Rabbitte will meet the RTE board on Tuesday to discuss the findings of the BAI report.