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Evelyn Cusack speaks to the media. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Evelyn Cusack speaks to the media. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Evelyn Cusack speaks to the media. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Evelyn Cusack is nervous. She may be head of forecasting at Met Éireann, one of the country's most senior meteorologists and a veteran of nearly 40 years of reading the charts, but in her line of work the unexpected is just an isobar away.

It is not a lack of confidence in her knowledge or experience that makes her edgy - it's the concern that what she says and what the public hears can be two very different things.

So she approaches interviews with the look of a dog owner who has just assured a room full of parents that the pooch sniffing around their toddlers' toes never bites.


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