Friday January 24, 2020

Presenter Liz Bonnin on tackling the world’s most contentious issues

The science presenter’s hard-hitting documentaries detailing the damage done to the planet by single-use plastic and mass-produced meat have garnered critical acclaim. Not bad for a woman who started out in a girlband

15th December, 2019
Liz Bonnin: “The plastics and the meat programmes are two examples of the same broken system, this blind obsession with sustaining money over ourselves.” Picture: Fergal Phillips

It’s 5.30am on a Thursday, and Irish meat farmers are rolling into Naas to blockade Aldi’s distribution facility. Theirs is a clear message: they want cattle prices to increase, now, and are insisting that supermarket chains operating in Ireland exercise their influence to that effect. Due east, Liz Bonnin is boarding a flight from London to Dublin. The television presenter is making a quick working trip home, and the synchronicity of events cannot have escaped...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The Chinese New Year celebrations begin this Saturday. Here’s your guide to what’s on, what it all means and, most importantly, where to eat the best dumplings

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire | 5 days ago

That casually trendy music that plays in your favourite clothing shop or restaurant is not there by accident: it’s carefully selected, compiled and processed to encourage you to stay and spend

Nadine O’Regan | 5 days ago

When Peter McGovern heard the CCJ being described as a colosseum, he knew he had succeeded

Rosanna Cooney | 5 days ago