After a tough campaign to get on the ticket, Gemma O’Doherty (top) joined us (above) and on our YouTube channel to discuss her reasons why she was denied a nominations to contest the Presidency of Ireland and her future plans.
With four days left to close of nominations, Presidential hopeful Gemma O’Doherty (top) joined us LIVE. Plus Independent Cork County Councillor Diarmaid Ó Cadhla and Independent Kilkenny County Councillor Breda Gardner on the nomination process.
A big, warm thank you to, clockwise from top left: Ken Foxe, Kevin Higgins, Johnny Keenan, ‘Preposterous‘, Olga Cronin, celebrity accountant Vanessa Foran, our panel on last night’s Broadsheet on the Telly.
The show can be viewed in its entirety above.
In a show of two distinct halves, Ken, journalist, lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology and advisor to non-profit Right To Know. opened proceedings with a fascinating discussion on the Freedom of Information Act.
Author of Snouts in The Trough, Ken took us on a red tape-strewn journey from John O’Donoghue’s resignation to the recently ‘discovered’ cache of email correspondence between Frances Fitzgerald and Terry Prone.
Meanwhile, Lawyer Kevin, an advisor to the Tuam Survivors’ Network, gave an update on developments at the mass grave.
The second half (starts @ 1.18) was dominated by the Presidential nominations process and a row which eludes adequate description and probably needs to be seen.
Decent broadband permitting, artist Kevin Sharkey (top) will join us LIVE strwaming above at 10am to explain why he pulled out of the campaign to seek a nomination to run for the Presidency of Ireland.
UPDATE: Reception difficulties at Kevin’s studio. Rescheduled for 11am.
UPDATE: Interview rescheduled for tomorrow at 10am. Sorry all.
A big thank you to, clockwise from top left: Marcel Kreuger, Johnny Keenan, Neil Curran, Andrew Butler, celebrity accountant Vanessa Foran, ‘Preposterous‘, Olga Cronin, Ciaran Tierney, Lawyer Kevin Higgins and poet Kevin Higgins, our panel on last night’s Broadsheet on the Telly.
The show, produced by Neil from a deckchair in Spain, can be viewed in its entirety above.
So what happened?
Andrew, of Take Back the City, injured during the forced removal of occupiers from a vacant premises on North Frederick Street, discussed the raid, its implications and balaclavas.
Lawyer Kevin Higgins and Vanessa shared their knowledge of forcible entry law while poet Kevin Higgins recited a 17-year old poem that might have been written last night.
Lawyer Kevin and Ciaran gave us an update on developments at Tuam including a private visit to the site of the mass grave by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Ciaran shared his thoughts on a visit last Sunday to the Shannonwatch vigil, now into its 17th year.
Neil and Johnny joined us from different parts of Spain: Neil on assignment with the CIA a work thing, Johnny attending tonight’s performance of Stephen Garland’s one-man show in Barcelona.
Meanwhile, in the background, Andrew’s housemate whipped him up a tasty meal during proceedings (in fairness).
Why not sit back and get heavily drunk join Broadsheet on the Telly streaming LIVE above and on our YouTube channel at 10pm?
Two hours of quality chat involving old friends, surprise guests and domestic pets will kick off Broadsheet on the Telly‘s Autumn/Winter season.
Matters under discussion to include the Take Back the City eviction, the Presidency, Cervicalcheck, a Tuam Mother and Baby update plus bitter rival slots: Marcel’s buke club and Neil’s movies of the week.