A lengthy, dogged investigation by journalist William Campbell into why a cache of political video clips – some containing embarrassing u-turns – was wiped and then clumsily reinstated on to the Oireachtas archive.
Conspiracy or admin screw up?
Last month, a decade’s worth of video of Dáil and Seanad proceedings, an invaluable archive for journalists online and offline, went missing from the Oireachtas website. The latest Here’s How podcast investigates why.
The Here’s How current affairs podcast tackles the thorny topic of identity politics.
Host William Campbell writes:
Hundreds of women signed a letter titled Cop on Comrades condemning an Irish Times article by novelist Frankie Gaffney’s and particularly condemning men who shared it online.
Frankie Gaffney’s piece had criticised aspects of identity politics as a waste of time and energy for activists on the left. The Here’s How podcast talks to one of the signatories, Sinead Redmond and asks if he had a point.
Dr Mariano García de Palau (left) and William Campobell
In the second of a three-part investigation into the ‘sale of unproven medical treatments’, the Here’s How podcast talks to the clinic in Spain at the centre of the row over Vera Twomey’s confiscated medication and asks how qualified they are to offer the treatments they advertise.
Host William Campbell writes:
I interviewed Dr Mariano García de Palau of Barcelona;s Kalapa Clinic about his claims to treat a wide range of ailments with cannabis. As he mentioned, there are no clinical trials to validate most of these cures. I also interviewed Dr Robert O’Connor, Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society….
In the first part of an investigation into people “selling unlicensed substances that they claim will treat or cure serious conditions”…
William Campbell (above), of the Here’s How current affairs podcast, writes:
This edition of the Here’s How podcast is the first in a series investigating quack cures, and profiteering from sick people. In this edition I expose a Dublin Shop falsely claiming that their €5,500 per litre oil can successfully treat autism…
Here’s How podcast’s William Campbell (right) meets FIanna Fáil’s Derek Mooney (a ‘sheet and Slugger O’Toole columnist) over a large Brexit.
Episode 61 of the Here’s How podcast asks former government advisor Derek Mooney whether the UK government has a brilliant secret plan that’s fooling us all, or whether they really have no clue what they are doing?
The latest, excellent Here’s How podcast presented by journalist William Campbell tackles former Green Party TD, Senator and strategist Dan Boyle on the empty promises of Seanad reform that defeated the abolition referendum.
William (in a brilliant polemic) also addresses the uselessness of tribunals of inquiry In Ireland.
The excellent Here’s How current affairs podacast presented by journalist William Campbell (above) this week contains two stories on media FREEDOM.
First I compare how RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds’ leak of the O’Higgins report contrasts with the actual document published two days later; and how RTÉ say Reynolds’ work has never been called into question.
….Secondly, I reports on EU moves to force websites like Broadsheet to pay a tax for links to online newspapers, and to pre-filter posted comments to meet the demands of old media.