Wednesday 20 September 2017

Mourning a death in the RTE family

RTE LEGEND: The late Derek Davis
RTE LEGEND: The late Derek Davis

Eilis O'Hanlon

With the recent UK election proving that opinion polls are about as accurate a bellwether of the public mood as a list of trending topics on Twitter, this probably isn't the best time to give undue weight to unscientific snapshots of attitude.

All the same, it was interesting to note Chris Donoghue's remark on Tuesday's Breakfast on Newstalk that "the text machine has exploded" in response to the resumption of public sector pay talks between the Government and trade unions.

It costs 30c to text Newstalk. No one does that unless they feel strongly.

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