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The Weekend On One With Brendan O'Connor

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,870 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005


    Doing even better on the BBC. Got five 15 minute extracts read out on Radio 4, with a repeat each day.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/m001yhhm



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl


    Who is this one with the D4 accent on now on the panel discussion on hospitals?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,329 ✭✭✭tohaltuwi


    As usual Brendan doing his “don’t blame anyone” Schtick re failures of hospital emergency departments.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,425 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark


    In fairness the BBC a regular book of the week slot. Prophet Song was featured recently.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,273 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    She’s heavy on the pronouncing ‘e’ as ‘a’ in truth….. as in prougrass instead of progress.

    I’d put her in the Churchtown area meself.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,350 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    C'mere.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,273 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    C’mere to me , I have some nooze.

    JHC.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,350 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    Who is this with the "YA".

    Is someone like this actually getting paid with for this contribution?I could do it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,005 ✭✭✭Cluedo Monopoly


    Very insightful discussion though. It was interesting that the consultants don't believe the reported bed numbers available in the system. One consultant thinks there is less beds now than there was in 2000.

    What are they doing in the Hyacinth House?



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,350 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN


    Quote unquote, at least twice, maybe 3 times in that piece.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl


    Very possibly. My issue isn't actually with her accent anyway, more her obnoxious attitude and incredibly arrogant pronouncements on a topic she obviously knows little to nothing about. Self importance and total lack of self awareness off the scale. Just trying to figure out who she was. Anyway google suggests it's probably Wendy Grace - I don't think I've come across her previously.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭Archduke Franz Ferdinand


    she fits the bill for his show, we’ll probably be hearing more of her. As for the accent it’s pervasive all over the place unfortunately nearly , every young one l hear is talking like some cross between California and south county Dublin. It’s really developed into a class thing, Dublin accent = skanger



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,027 ✭✭✭sully123


    Or, or you could say.... There is nothing to see here at all



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,939 ✭✭✭cute geoge


    Is Brenda Power after going full on far right today bringing up O'Gormans tweets to all the world



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,027 ✭✭✭sully123


    'I'm tempted to say it might upset some people.'

    Dig at the host?



  • Registered Users Posts: 418 ✭✭Coolcormack1979


    decided to listen to the show today after the latest episode of path to power where like him or love him Ivan Yates called out the blatant bs from Pravda/rte.to hear Brendan O’Connor feign stupidity in not knowing that minister Gorman had sent out tweets of welcome and guaranteed own key housing was just incredible.and he’s on nearly €200,000 a yr for this.

    Sums up Ireland



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,273 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    No need for the ?….. definite dig at Ballsy and his coterie.

    And Ballsy knew it….



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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,273 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    From memory some dude was discussing a 3% corporation tax on people over 140k

    Ballsy cme in with " 3% on people over 140k ! Thats not going to upset too many people"

    And the lad responds " I'm tempted to say it might upset some people' (fnaar fnaar)

    Its about 31 mins into the show….. that's the best I can do



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl


    I didn't listen to any of the panels this weekend. Just fed up of hearing the same cosy viewpoints from commentators on various sides of the political spectrum who seem out of touch, yet present their opinions as "the norm". (As for Ivan Yates - he's a sickening hypocrite and as populist as any other when it comes to what his audience wants to hear. He's a total fake, speaking out of both sides of his mouth. As if he or his friends at Newstalk/Virgin have done any better in honest coverage!)

    But I thought the interviews with Gabor Maté, Bonnie Greer, and Cait O'Riordan were great. A really interesting listen.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,273 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Spot on about Yeats… the ultimate hurler on the ditch.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭ShamNNspace


    "we are not being overwhelmed and we haven't even started talking about the benefits yet" sez yer wan remarking on the asylum seeker/economic migrant situation



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,578 ✭✭✭Bobson Dugnutt


    Michael Flynn is a great guest. Calls out the realities of building a house here in Ireland, and the absolute cynicism of people like Eoin Ó Broin selling snake oil.



  • Registered Users Posts: 68,094 ✭✭✭✭FrancieBrady


    Loved that interview with Dorothy Cross, always great listening when an interviewer wants to learn or understand and you can feel their interest.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,198 ✭✭✭plodder


    Just listened back to that. He is a great guest, as is Aideen Hayden. The most gob-smacking thing they pointed out is the fact that construction of new housing is not economically viable in many parts of the country, as evidenced by the fact that there is (literally) none happening, outside of state funded social housing construction in those places. Though neither of them said it, the narrative peddled by the left here is pure snake-oil, eg the old canard of drip-feeding of development in order to keep prices high. SF's policy of ending schemes like help to buy will kill the private sector market completely.

    I couldn't believe it when they said

    a) there is up to a 200K price differential between the cost of second hand houses and the (higher) cost of building new housing, in some parts of the country outside the major cities, and

    b) even with a 150K subsidy "in his arse pocket" (per unit presumably) O'Flynn couldn't make a profit on some apartment developments

    Inflation, the general high cost of business here and general inefficiency that abounds, together with massively higher construction standards have created this nightmare situation it seems.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,329 ✭✭✭tohaltuwi


    yesterday I was a bit distracted but I did catch a bit where Mary Coughlan was discussing the kind of thing that triggers traumatic memories of abuse, and mentioned “for example the recent case I heard about…”

    Brendan had an absolute fit of panic and instead of diverting her off a specific case, with eg, “we won’t mention a specific case but mention of all these instances bring the trauma right back to you”, he just cut her right off the topic of trauma replaying in her life.

    Post edited by tohaltuwi on


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,828 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko


    That's probably because there were no 'tweets of welcome and guaranteed own key housing'.

    That's not what happened. He continued to talk to her about the impact of abuse on her life, after asking her not to mention any particular case.



  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭fatbhoy


    That's probably because there were no 'tweets of welcome and guaranteed own key housing'.

    I think you're wrong there, generally.

    That's not what happened. He continued to talk to her about the impact of abuse on her life, after asking her not to mention any particular case.

    I think you're right there, generally.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,828 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko


    Jeez, would you provide a warning before you link to something as toxic as Grift please.

    Share the 'tweets of welcome and guaranteed own key housing' so.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,198 ✭✭✭plodder


    There was an item today about honey bees and how it's now not considered a good thing for amateur bee keepers to set up their own bee hives (apparently, according to Oisin Coughlin).

    It should have been asked, what happened to "colony collapse disorder", where honey bee populations were supposedly disappearing, and potentially leading to massive drops in agricultural crop productivity? Is that not a thing any more? How did it get fixed if so?



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