“I was butchered by them” – Sheila O’Byrne
— Claire Byrne Live (@ClaireByrneLive) January 18, 2021
Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ One.
A woman who is brave enough to open her heart on national television about the physical and psychological abuse she endured in a mother and baby home in the 70’s is cut short by Claire Byrne to talk about broccoli being harder to find on supermarket shelves.
Only on RTÉ. #cblive
— Liam (@Liam44275355) January 18, 2021
Was that segment at the end about digestive biscuits shortage really necessary.
They could have let Sheila keep talking, I feel that was slightly more important….#cblive
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) January 18, 2021
Viewers were left unimpressed with the show when Sheila was cut off for Claire to speak about the possibilities of upcoming food shortages, and potential price increases with RTE Consumer Affairs correspondent Fran McNulty.
As a result, Twitter exploded with people voicing their unhappiness at the segment ‘about digestive biscuits shortage’.