Our pursuit of happiness shows there are two sides to every story
We are apparently living in one of the most content countries in the world, but you wouldn’t know it from consuming our media
My children can't abide news, and don't understand why I'm always watching or listening to it. “Why do they only report sad things?” they ask. One senior journalist I spoke to recently admitted they could no longer listen to RTE‘s Morning Ireland, and I increasingly find myself opting for the more measured tones of my favourite podcasts over the daily news diet.
So perhaps Leo Varadkar was right when he suggested...
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