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Mary Kenny: Laddish 'Late Late' is no place for an Irish Mammy

Published 19/12/2011 | 05:00

Ah -- catfight, is it? The two reigning matriarchs of Irish broadcasting, Marian Finucane and Miriam O'Callaghan, have clashed about the future of 'The Late Late Show'.

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Ms Finucane says that "presenting RTE's flagship show is likely to remain a preserve of male colleagues". Ms O'Callaghan disagrees. Nothing is set in stone, she argues. There's no rule or law which holds that a woman cannot be the permanent host of the 'Late Late'.

"Remember," Ms O'Callaghan adds, "at one stage it was said that a woman could never be president of Ireland, then the right woman came along and things changed."

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