I’m In A Glass Case Of Contagion


Ah here.

Last night.

Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ One.

Jamie writes::

Jesus someone from RTE spent all day making that little room and that hospital set.

This show is without question produced by people smoking crack.

Watch in full here



RTÉ One’s Nine O’Clock News.

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28 thoughts on “I’m In A Glass Case Of Contagion

  1. ReproBertie

    I thought the program did a fine job of exposing people’s irrational fears as exactly that. Very level headed. That said, I only switched over when she was in the box so I may have missed some early hysteria.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Did it expose the complacency that the HSE are portraying?
      “Professor John Oxford, a virologist based in the UK, told RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke that with infection you cannot sit around and take chances while keeping your fingers crossed.
      He said Covid-19 “needs to be taken a bit more seriously” in Ireland despite there only being one case so far.”

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Usual exit strategy from Repro.
        Work away with your WhatsApp group and the opinions therein.

        1. ReproBertie

          I’ll stick with the advice from the HSE thanks. Much better than listening to panic merchants like yourself.

          “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”

    1. Charger Salmons

      I’m torn on this one.
      Do I follow Jacob Ress-Mogg’s lead and sing the first first of God Save The Queen.It’s only 39 seconds long and would be a perfect length for a thorough hand wash.
      Obviously in public places I’d have to sing it to myself as there’s always some Broadsheet-style gombeen who would take offence.
      The first verse of Amhrán na bhFiann is an option too and at 52 seconds would also be the perfect length but it’s a doleful tune full of the maudlin self-pity that typifies the MOPE .
      A good compromise would be Ireland’s Call. A tad long at just over a minute and it has that key change in it that is popular with small Third World countries.
      But it’s a tuneful ditty that’s not likely to cause offence if overheard in the jacks.
      Ireland’s Call of Nature it is …

      1. Hansel

        The problem with God Save the Queen is that you’d be so tempted to carry on?
        If you went for Amhrán na bfFiann “GAA style”, you could cut off a good 20 or so seconds by racing through it as fast as possible. Even including for the untimed stall on that high note.

      2. bisted

        …ah Charger…never took you for the shy type…what about a rousing chorus of Rule Britania…Britania waives the rules…

      3. scottser

        how about humming the benny hill theme tune? safe as house that one, you might even find a few joining in with you.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          “there’s always some Broadsheet-style gombeen who will take offence

          not necessarily. I think he was referring to his mother.

          she finally put the foot down and has imposed a 60-second limit on his ‘bathroom time’. after that, she bangs loudly and demands he open the door. it’s utterly disrupting his sex life.

      4. GiggidyGoo

        As a Bean Savage, Charger, you may get a good minute at the toilet washbasin to parp some dulcid brassy tones, at which stage you may have cleaned your fingies.
        The original Little Chefs may be gone out of business, but the name lives on. Enjoy your next visit to Blighty.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            Ah – the usual hidey-hole of the online troll – spelling.G’way outta dat ya Bean Savage

  2. dav

    Would have been a tad more realistic with 20 people lying in trollies en route to the isolation box.

      1. Paulus

        Jeez; for a guy in such a senior position, Saul finds himself on the front line getting beaten up a lot.

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    It was when I saw the Doc with the whiteboard and the matchstick men that I turned to Sky News, BBC News and Euro News for my virus info. Sharon Ní Bheoláin was getting way too hyper about it also.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    The program was originally to have been about Boutique Hotels, so they found a use for the pod at least.

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