RTÉ’s Upfront with Katie Hannon was interrupted for the second time in a handful of weeks by protestors.
The Monday night current events show replaced Claire Byrne Live this year.
This week, protestors made their way onto set chanting and holding signs.
The live show reacted by cutting the feed with viewers at home only being able to see the show’s title card. During this time security removed the protestors.
Video clips uploaded to social media showed a man and a woman standing in front of the show’s panel desk. The pair were holding signs and began chanting slogans.
However, what they were protesting was not clear as the footage was cut almost immediately.
Katie apologised for the “brief interruption” when the show returned to the air just moments later.
This is the second incident that saw protestors interrupt the show.
— The Roddy (@TommyRoddy) December 4, 2023
On Monday, November 13th, two protestors walked in front of the cameras with flags and signs during a discussion on violence against women in Ireland.
“We’d also like to talk about the women in Gaza,” the man could be heard saying before the audio was muted and the camera angle changed. This meant that their signs were unable to be read by the audience at home.
“I think we can all agree that every woman in the world needs to be protected, that is for sure,” Katie said when the feed returned to normal.
Upfront with Katie Hannon is a Q&A format which sees members of the public and guests talk about pressing current affairs subjects.