Sunday 17 December 2017

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

Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

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'.

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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