Saturday 25 February 2017

RTÉ's 1916 tribute like a Eurovision intermission

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Colm Wilkinson performs U2's 'One' for RTE's Centenary concert on Easter Monday.
Colm Wilkinson performs U2's 'One' for RTE's Centenary concert on Easter Monday.

I've heard it all now...

If you want a longer examination of RTÉ's coverage of the Rising, I suggest you turn to John Boland a bit further down the pages. But I, for one, have remained in a state of bafflement about the rapturous praise that was showered upon in it.

I don't know what it takes for most people to feel proud of being Irish, but I have set my bar slightly higher than Colm Wilkinson singing a U2 cover. I know, I'm a monster.

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