Citizen Ogle: Union boss Brendan Ogle on strikes, strife and homelessness

His impassioned activism has made him the bête noire of the political establishment - but criticism fails to distract a resolute Brendan Ogle

12th February, 2017
Citizen Ogle: Union boss Brendan Ogle on strikes, strife and homelessness
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Brendan Ogle hates publicity. For a man who is no stranger to the newspapers and airwaves of Ireland, this is a remarkable revelation. But it’s much worse than just revulsion: it’s fear, too. “I wish I was cocky enough to enjoy it,” he says.

Instead, Ogle claims he gets nervous every time he does an interview, worrying what the journalist will subsequently write. Before broadcast interviews, it’s even worse....

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