A new documentary exploring the history of Leinster House as the site of the Irish parliament aired tonight on Oireachtas TV. Presented by John Bowman, it looks at how the building was adapted and used to house the government of independent Ireland. I contributed to the documentary and offered commentary on the Cumann na nGaedheal governmentsContinue reading “Leinster House: Seat of Power documentary”
I made a brief appearance this evening in the first episode of a new six-part series on RTÉ 1 called What Are You Eating? Presented by Philip Boucher-Hayes, the programme takes a look at processed foods and asks if people really know what goes into the food they’re eating.
I joined Keelin Shanley on Campaign Daily today to discuss electioneering in past election campaigns. For those unfamiliar, Campaign Daily is a programme on RTÉ television that takes a daily look at the events of Election 2016. We discussed the cult of the leader, the first use of an advertising agency, the first television election andContinue reading “Past Election Campaigns, Campaign Daily appearance”
I was invited to contribute to RTÉ’s current affairs programme The Frontline on 23 January to talk about the historical roots of Irish attachment to ‘the land’ and home ownership.
Ursula Halligan interviewed me for her three-part documentary, The Rise and Fall of Fianna Fáil, which was broadcast on TV3. I make a brief appearance in the first episode in which I talk about Fianna Fáil’s decision to end its policy of abstention from parliament in 1927. You can watch the episode in full here.
I was invited on to last night’s Tonight with Vincent Browne to analyse the legacy of Declan Costello and to do the newspaper review.
I recorded this slot for RTÉ’s Campaign Daily series during the 2011 General Election in Ireland. It looks at the history of election posters in the 1920s, which contrast significantly with the candidate-centred posters used today.