The ups and downs of showbusiness
Allow me to get my key message out of the way first. My TV show, Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, is back on TV on WEDNESDAY NIGHT at 9.30 on RTE 1 after the news.
And I make no apologies for using this space to plug it, because the reality is that some people don't seem to know I have a TV show any more.
To many people I am just that guy who used to present a chat show on a Saturday before I was got rid of. And trust me, there is nothing as irritating as people thinking you are someone who used to be on the TV. There is a certain smug sympathy they offer, while you know all the time they're thinking "Mr Fancypants of the telly got his comeuppance".