“Nothing Much There”


from a 2004 Scannell documentary on Ann Lovett.

Gay Byrne (@.34) considers the Sunday Tribune‘s front page story by Emily O’Reilly on Ms Lovett’s death on the Late Late Show in 1984.

Good times.

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5 thoughts on ““Nothing Much There”

  1. Ina.

    Gay Byrne is a gobpoo. The interview he did with Annie Murphy was disgraceful. Blame the women, always blame the women.

    1. Basil Brush

      This. I couldn’t agree more. He was a total bowsie to her in that interview. She handled herself incredibly well though.

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Agreed. There is a pattern amongst his ilk. In the context of deeply serious news, some of the most highly-paid journalists and radio hosts in the country seem to gloss over the weight of the issue to the point of flippancy, whereas there are hard-working journos who do their research and recognise the story for its impact and ramifications and choose their words carefully. Examples: the Ann Lovett case, Eamon Casey, Michael Cleary, Father Niall Molloy, Savita Halappanavar, Jacintha Saldanha (ok, UK news), Syrian war etc. Not just I with this observation – foreign journalists have criticised RTE and INM for poor reportage.

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