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Laura Gaynor tweetz:

The BBC Production Trainee Scheme opened for applications this morning! More info on . Here’s a little video of my journey from Sligo to New Broadcasting House in London (watch with sound)


Laura Gaynor on Broadsheet

DUP leader Arlene Foster on BBC

BBC reports:

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.”

WATCH INTERVIEW: Irish PM should know better over Brexit, says Arlene Foster (BBC)

Yesterday: Leo’s Day In The Sun


BBC News’ top salary earners

Further to the BBC pay reveal…

Conor asks:

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….

This is how BBC top stars’ pay compares to salaries at ITV and Sky (Independent)


RTÉ’s latest accounts

NamaWinelake writes:

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?



On Sunday night’s Countryfile on BBC One, Shauna Lowry met 94-year-old Castledawson blacksmith Barney Devlin who inspired Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘The Forge‘.

The BBC has been criticised for using subtitles.

Blatant condescension or an essential service?

YOU decide.

BBC slammed for using subtitles for Castledawson man in Countryfile programme (Mid-Ulster Mail)

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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.

On BBC Two tonight at 9pm and RTÉ One tomorrow at 10:15pm.

Ireland’s Lost Babies (BBC)

Previously: After Philomena

The Art Of Storytelling

Anything Good On BBC News At Ten?


‘BBC Breakfast’ presenter Charlie Stayt drops a clanger royally this morning.

“Kate went to meet more than 40 children and their families at a hospice while William went to an aircraft factory where he revealed his passion for flying despite having left the IRA…eh the RAF.”

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has issued a short statement.



For the day that was in it.

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.

(Malcolm McNally/Aras/Photocall Ireland)