Sunday July 5, 2020

Off Message: There’s one thing RTÉ has done right lately

In this age of spontaneity anxiety, what a relief it is to have, like Tommy Tiernan, ‘a conversation without a safety net’

30th June, 2019
Tommy Tiernan: live without a net Pic: RTÉ

How does RTÉ choose to spend our licence fee money? Does the RTÉ Player, replete with the entire Ally McBeal back catalogue, represent a valuable public service? Did the determinedly comprehensive coverage of last year’s papal visit reflect the national mood? Fáilte Towers. Fade Street. Cabin Fever. RTÉ may have given us the best of times, but it has given us the very, very worst of times, too.


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