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    Default Colm Mongain / This Week. There is a very good point.

    This fella, who is still young judging by the cut of him on News Now (like Morning Ireland, This Week is simulcasted on News Now) is presenter and editor of This Week. It must be the best news and current affairs programme on Irish media and as editor Colm Mongain plays a significant role in this (its a team effort I know, usually his on air co host is Fran McNulty & there are others behind the scenes).
    The presenters do question guests appropriately and critically the presenters are on top of their game and well briefed. Also there are interesting segments - today about protest songs. Every segment is of sufficient depth and looks at the issues holistically. Very little bounded rationality on This Week.

    In short, to my mind," This Week" is the antidote to seemingly less well researched radio programmes, with apparently facile presenters, or the equally facile "reporting" that goes on in the 2 Irish broadsheet format Sunday papers (after last week's SBP TCH won't be getting my money any more on a Sunday).
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    are u the mammy or the daddy ?????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by culmore View Post
    are u the mammy or the daddy ?????????????
    Neither, though perhaps the play on words Bo(u)y might help you discern the gender issue....

    We are a cynical bunch on here, except the Bots, and I just think its healthy to be positive (though my op contains enough barbs), Mongain and his colleagues deserve kudos and we deserve a public service broadcaster that is as consistently good as the This Week team.
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    They had a good piece today on the 1983 abortion referendum, featuring Garrett flip-flopping all over the place

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    Excellent investigation about this topic.

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/current...my-savile.html

    This Week is the antidote to Marian. Its hard hitting and in depth.
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    Welcome to p.ie Colm.
    Real News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Welcome to p.ie Colm.
    Very good. He's far better than me anyway.
    No relation, no friend, I know nothing about him. Other than he produces a very fine programme
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    I really like his interviewing style annd the fact he does not allow politicans waffle over a difficult question, and drags them back to the point.... politicans are great at using up airtime while saying nothing. Huge fan.

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    I like watching it on News Now.

    Martin gulped down water before interview, he was in studio for 8 minutes as the taped package ran. 'Mongain and Crowley ignored him just continued working away.
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    He's a good journalist, interviewed me once, was on top of his brief.

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