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Pic via Laura Slattery (Irish Times)

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Pat Kenny at his announcement today  in Dublin with fellow UTV Ireland presenter Alison Comyn (middle).

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

56 thoughts on “New Station Same Faces

    1. Delacaravanio

      This is hardly unique to Ireland. Talent in the TV industry switch between stations frequently across the world.

    2. Daithif

      Talent and quality is built over time, especially with something like current affairs.

      I’d prefer to listen/watch someone who’s been doing this for years and has learned techniques, what works and what doesn’t thanks to extended experience.

      Then again, if you’d like a 20-something college graduate leading a current affairs show, we may differ.

  1. Tom Stewart

    I’ll be steering clear of UTV then.

    Sorry, but terribly gauche presentation and one-sided debate-monitoring aren’t my cup of tea.

      1. Mick Flavin

        No expense spent on the old press conference by the looks of things…

        “Yes, your second worst room will be grand. It’s in a basement with no natural light, you say? No problem. We’ll need a fire extinguisher though, the guest is highly flammable. Sure that’ll do it…

        …Wait! Feck it, we’ll push the boat out, give us one…no, TWO bottles of water…”

          1. Mick Flavin

            They’re only staring because you forgot to zip up your fly after your last bathroom break.

    1. Buzz

      I adjusted the dial this morning because Sean O’Rourke had an item on agri exports to Russia. I thought let’s hear what Pat’s up to – lo and behold the patronising tones of Ivana the terrible – suddenly the plight of Russians being denied dairy products seemed interesting and I was back at RTE radio 1 before you could say Argentinian beef.

  2. Nicelives

    Definitely would encourage me to watch current affairs on the station, very missed from RTE

  3. PhilJo

    In fairness he wasn’t too bad doing straight current affairs years ago, but the human interest stuff kindda highlighted that he’s just not interested in us puny humans and as time has gone on, and his ego inflated, his (populist/far right) opinions tended to shade his coverage of current affairs to the point where he’s just an an annoyance these days

    1. Clampers Outside!

      True he was pretyy crap at the camp stuff. Never shaved his legs for the can-can… that wasn’t loose stitching you saw when he high kicked. I had to time my blinks to avoid it !

    2. Starina

      I just hated the way he would spend two minutes asking a question, answering it himself and then leaving the interviewee 30 seconds to give the real answer. ghastly. Fresh blood, please!

  4. Chris

    Pat Kenny is so rock and roll in my book. Used to be the company man at rte, paid by the tax payer, got all the flack that goes with civil service, his pay published in all the rags along with the critique that comes with. But unlike some others we could name he walked and is now bigger than ever, that’s rock n roll baby.

  5. Mr. T.

    I like the Plank when he does current affairs and interjects to let the interviewee know how intelligent and informed he is.

    He’s awful at light entertainment because let’s be honest, light entrainment is pointless crap for idiots who are too lazy to inform themselves.

  6. Kieran NYC

    I expect the rest of their line-up to be young “hasn’t quite made it at RTE yet but you’ll recognize them from something or other” presenters and Mike Murphy-types who they’ve dug up from retirement.

  7. Otis Blue

    Doesn’t matter.

    The Communications Clinic is still around.

    “Unlocking Potential” they say.

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