TV Review: The letters to Gaybo that laid bare our nation’s darker side

Dear Gay on RTÉ One was an absorbing look back at Irish women’s battle to have their voices heard in an often hostile society

6th June, 2021
TV Review: The letters to Gaybo that laid bare our nation’s darker side
Gay Byrne’s radio days, and the letters sent to him by listeners, were the subject of Dear Gay on RTÉ One

Dear Gay (RTÉ One)

Inside No 9 (BBC Two)

In 1925, Daniel Corkery published his work The Hidden Ireland. It wasn’t about the scandals of his own time – the reeking slums of Dublin, the acute poverty in the west of Ireland in the early years of the Irish Free State, the County Homes where the mentally ill and socially inconvenient were shut away and the old were sent to die....

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