Sunday May 31, 2020

Eamon Dunphy: ‘You need someone to call out the spoofers’

Eamon Dunphy is cocooning in Ranelagh, but the coronavirus crisis hasn’t softened his cough. In a wide-ranging interview, the 74-year-old holds forth on the coronavirus crisis, his perception of Ireland as ‘a kip’, the failure of the media to hold the political class to account – and why he gave away the only football medal he ever won

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

10th May, 2020

Eamon Dunphy has stopped shouting, but that doesn’t mean he’s gone quiet. After more than four decades as a looming figure in Irish journalism, the 74-year-old has found a new audience with his podcast The Stand, which last month clocked up more than one million streams.

Dunphy admits that he became a “caricature” over the years, throwing pens and insults in RTÉ studios, but says he is now doing “cerebral, longform...

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