Hard stations: why can’t Irish women get played on the airwaves?

A new report has laid bare an apparent gender bias against female musical acts on Irish radio. Why has this come about, and how can it be reversed?

11th July, 2020
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A new report has laid bare an apparent gender bias against female musical acts on Irish radio

Championing Irish women in music is not – and should not be perceived as – a risk. And yet, were you to tune in to plenty of Irish radio stations, hoping to hear a female Irish voice singing or playing music, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a different matter.

There’s a disappointing trend evident in what is playlisted on our stations. If you really thought about it, can you remember the...

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