Gay Byrne: A Cautious Revolutionary Posing As A Clean-Cut Reformist

As the announcement of Gay Byrne’s passing hit news outlets on November 4th 2019, our nation was confronted with the challenge of discerning an icon’s legacy and the comfort of knowing the flame of broadcasting passion that burned inside him had not been extinguished. A furnace which burnt the status quo, charred traditional thought and scorched out the cold injustices of an Ireland we no … Continue reading Gay Byrne: A Cautious Revolutionary Posing As A Clean-Cut Reformist

REVIEW: Rebellion

Review: Alison Driscoll It was very much anticipated that the 1916 Centenary would be coming at us from every angle – much like Justin Bieber’s hits of late – but would it be as catching? I would have said no, and argued against all the pomp and hype surrounding this commemoration. However, tuning into RTE’s depiction of 1916 Ireland in Rebellion shut me right up. … Continue reading REVIEW: Rebellion