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Eamon Dunphy holds forth on Sam Smyth’s dismissal from his “Sunday Supplement” show on TodayFM.

Caution: may cause offence to portly, tax-exile billionaires.

This should be listened to in conjunction with Sam Smyth’s “Sunday Supplement”, where his paper review yesterday included headlines which report on his sacking. This is swiftly followed by the revelation that TodayFM’s policy of discussing Denis O’Brien must first be cleared by the station’s CEO, Willie O’Reilly.

Sam has no such clearance…unlike Justine McCarthy who pitches in at about 4:20.

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