Sunday July 12, 2020

McGurk: Election is a hollow charade for voters

Our situation, controlled by Europe, means that the ritual of Irish elections is reminiscent of the former eastern bloc

21st February, 2016

Just before the collapse of the Iron Curtain, I was shooting a television documentary in Hungary. Western press access was still carefully controlled and, after a week of red tape, we managed to get permission to film. But the comrades at the Foreign Press Office insisted on giving us a minder, a bright and personable young man who went everywhere with us during the filming.

Eventually, over the days, our relationship warmed enough to allow...

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