The BBC Production Trainee Scheme opened for applications this morning! More info on @BBCGetIn.
Here’s a little video of my journey from Sligo to New Broadcasting House in London 😊✌️😉 (watch with sound) #BBCGetInpic.twitter.com/e5pP1Z82Az
The BBC Production Trainee Scheme opened for applications this morning! More info on @BBCGetIn. Here’s a little video of my journey from Sligo to New Broadcasting House in London (watch with sound) #BBCGetIn
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar “should know better” than to “play around” with Northern Ireland over Brexit, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party says.
Arlene Foster accused Mr Varadkar of being “reckless” as Brexit talks enter a “critical phase”.
She was speaking after meeting Theresa May at Downing Street.
The Irish government says any hard border with Northern Ireland should be off the table.
…Speaking to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Mrs Foster said: “Some people are taking their moment in the sun, to try and get the maximum in relation to the negotiations – and I understand that but you shouldn’t play about with Northern Ireland particularly at a time when we’re trying to bring about devolved government again.”
Am I alone in thinking the salaries (above) for these world class journalists and correspondents are fairly modest compared to what Sean O’Rourke, Joe Duffy Ray D’Arcy, Miriam O’Callaghan John Murray, Ryan Tubridy and, of course, Marian [Finucane] have been getting for years? I thought they would be on a lot more and our lot on considerably less….
RTE annual report 2016. Loss of €20m. RTE blames 1916 commemoration. But average pay rose 8% from €77k to €84k…There’s no detail on the €108m receipt from recent sale of Montrose. How many redundancy millionaires is RTE now creating?
Tonight on BBC2, Martin Sixsmith (author of Philomena) goes on a journey to investigate the Irish Catholic Church’s role in an adoption trade which saw thousands of ‘illegitimate’ children taken from their mothers and sent abroad, often with donations to the Church flowing in the other direction.
In Ireland and in America, Martin hears the moving stories of the parents and children whose lives were changed forever and discovers evidence that prospective parents were not properly vetted – sometimes with tragic consequences.
He also witnesses the struggle of mother and child in their attempts to find each other across continents before it is too late. With no one willing to help and information scarce, for some it feels like after all these years the Catholic Church is still trying to keep them apart.
Fergal Keane’s report for de BBC on the pomp, pageantry and whatnot of the first day of President Higgins’ state visit to Britain. Top: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall leave the Irish Embassy, Chapel Street, London. this afternoon.