‘I want to be trusted as a broadcaster . . . I don’t want to go out and do anyone any harm’

RTÉ’s Cormac Ó hEadhra tells Colette Sexton about the influence of his Gaeilgeoir heritage on his career, his anger at successive governments’ neglect of rural Ireland, and staying a step ahead of the politicians he interviews

30th September, 2018
Cormac Ó hEadhra: ‘Growing up in the Gaeltacht, you realise that there are at least two ways of saying things’ PIc: Fergal Phillips

Growing up in An Cheathrú Rua in Galway, RTÉ broadcaster Cormac Ó hEadhra could see the Aran Islands from his kitchen table. Irish was the language of choice around that table, indeed it was so central to the family that Ó hEadhra’s mother worked as a bean an tí for children attending the local Gaeltacht.

With that history, it is no surprise that Ó hEadhra says the Irish language goes...

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