Radio Review: Canonising a columnist

Reviewed this week: Today with Sean O'Rourke. RTE Radio 1. The Lyric Feature: WB Yeates-Words for music perhaps. Lyric FM

24th November, 2013

No one needs it pointed out to them that the Ireland of November 2013 is hardly a place bursting with rainbow-droplets of joie de vivre, but last Wednesday's edition of Today With Sean O'Rourke (RTE Radio 1) rammed that point home with a rocket launcher.

The show was a morbid melange of doleful discussions about alcoholism, mental health issues, pension cuts for the retired, and the side-effects of living beside electricity pylons. When an item about teachers...

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