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Posts Tagged ‘ Irish Radio ’

Cold Comfort In Words Of John Waters

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The other morning while tucking into a fry-up at the local greasy-spoon this correspondent became aware of a heated discussion from the restaurant’s radio. The radio had been tuned to a station broadcasting a phone-in show, with two callers having a heated exchange on the subject of whether depression exists or not. After the trading of a few insults, the show’s host intervened to cool things down, and explained the reason for having the discussion, stemmed from recent views expressed by the journalist John Waters that there is no such thing as depression.

A bit bewildered by what the host had said your correspondent finished off his breakfast and headed home to google John’s comments (maybe he’d been misquoted or taken out of context). This correspondent found a report of the interview in which John was asked if he had become depressed as a result of the recent national backlash against him. (Hostile criticism came from John’s views on Gay couples adopting; he’s against it and opposed to all adoptions at present; until more equal laws for fathers are first implemented), Continue reading

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GAA Announces Lucrative Sky Sports Deal

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The GAA have announced details of its TV and radio broadcast rights to cover the period 2014-2017, which includes a bumper deal with Sky Sports.

Speaking about the new deals, GAA President Liam O’Nèill said “Making our games more widely available to Irish people abroad was a critical factor in our approach to these negotiations. We felt an obligation to them not to neglect their legitimate appeals to be able to watch live TV coverage of our games.”

Within Ireland, a total of 45 provincial and All-Ireland championship matches will be broadcast live on television annually for the next three years: a total of 31 games will be shown by RTÉ (as per the last contract) and 14 by Sky Sports. Continue reading

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