Willie O’Reilly: Why we need roaming for our holiday viewing

European television could do with some harmonisation, but even when you’re far from home, you can still immerse yourself in events on our little island

Foreign travel used to mean isolation from news of events at home but when we travel today, we pack our own media

Last Wednesday, as our flight began its descent into Dublin and the wing dipped over Howth, I wondered whether our media would eat itself this Christmas.

I’ve been catching some sunshine and stretching my legs across Andalucía for the past while. From a very safe and sunny Mediterranean coastline, I’ve been watching, reading and listening to the debate about the fourth wave. Whatever lies ahead, one thing is certain: the coronavirus has set us against ...