“I Was Literally Bought”


Last night.

Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge, RTÉ 1.

Niall Boylan, 4FM shock jock, in thoughful mood, discusses his upbringing in a Mother and Baby home.

Mr Boylan’s less empathetic side emerged during a discussion on homelessness.

The Cutting Edge

18 thoughts on ““I Was Literally Bought”

    1. anne

      Ah no need for that. He had the perfect face for radio.

      What was he saying about the homeless? let me guess, it’s their own fault…he came from a mother and baby home & look at him. They need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps sorta thing.

      I have to turn him off when he’s on. I’ll listen to that fool George Hook before him..

  1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

    trying to look young just makes you look older
    might be an over enthusiast makeup person for the show tho

    1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

      I had the unfortunate experience of spinning a short girl around a ring by the feet after winning a fat suit sumo match
      she kept saying stop my hair will come off, I thought she was joking
      that was a bad evening
      we’re mates now tho

        1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

          I’m too feart of the moderator
          they might all get an extra happy moral ending….
          my spirit animal is a small terrier

  2. david

    I know exactly what he feels like
    To have no family structures around you makes one grow up with little self esteem and all what goes with it
    My story is a little different but saying that it really held me back for all my life
    My fathers family I never knew ,they turned their backs on us ,disowned us ,and we had no safety nets either .
    No grand dad no uncles aunts just us kids raised by a mother who sacrificed all her life to protect us in England
    The sad thing is people call that bitterness which demeans you more.
    I often wonder if I ever met my grandfather and even got a hug how my life could of been better instead of never having children or feeling like I was some sort of bad fruit.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      “grow up with little self esteem and all what goes with it”

      now we have the context into which to place every one of your charger salmon posts

  3. Mr. Camomile T

    He’s a deeply self-centred individual and he tried to make last night’s programme all about him, to the detriment of what could have been a good series of discussions.

    I understand Cutting Edge’s reasons for bringing on someone who’s “not afraid to speak his mind”, but he wouldn’t let anyone else speak or complete their points. One of my favourite things about Cutting Edge is how the guests are usually so respectful of each other, even when they don’t share the same viewpoints, but that element was completely lost on last night’s show and I hope they never ask Boylan back on again.

    1. david

      Its not self centred
      Your post is quite offensive
      Those families with children with no homes ,walk in their shoes
      What they grow up in will effect them for life.
      Do you actually know what one feels like knowing as a child you could of been sold or adopted and the only one that protected you or gave a dam was your mother.
      The catholic church did sell those children in mother and baby homes and I find it strange considering the films programmes news articles etc that you seem to think these children would of had no reaction as they developed to adults.
      Growing up without any family structures feeling alone abandoned but thankful that you are not given away would affect anyone
      You really must be a cold fish

      1. Patrick

        So what if his post is offensive? Go for it. Im very happy with people speaking their mind, offensive or otherwise. Snowflake!

  4. Frilly Keane

    Ara he’s just a blowhole
    I would no more take in an’ting he says than I would let Brendan O’Connor into me bed

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