Radio Review: Radio goes gaga over end of lockdown

There was giddiness all round in the reporting of the longed-for reopening of services after a hard winter and spring

Hairdresser Rebecca Walsh with customer Mary Leonard at the newly-reopened Ross Adams Hair and Beauty Saloon in the Square, Tallaght, last week. Picture: Stephen Collins

There was a palpable air of jubilation across the airwaves last week, as Ireland started to reopen after an interminable winter living in lockdown. On Monday morning even the most serious presenters were giddy with excitement, and there was an immediacy and liveliness to recordings being broadcast from various venues across the country.

On The Breakfast Show (Newstalk, weekdays, 7-9am), Ciara Kelly was manning the studio mics as her colleague Shane Coleman addressed listeners from ...