The system helps working mums - but we pay a price
There are few things in life as depressing as the sight of two females arguing about how best to be a modern woman, while the lads sit back and watch.
That was the spectacle that greeted viewers of Brendan O'Connor's 'Cutting Edge' on Wednesday night, where the host sat in near-silence as his female guests got stuck in. During a debate about working mothers, broadcaster Alison O'Connor argued, reasonably, for more support for this put-upon cohort of employees.
Meanwhile her opponent, journalist Niamh Horan, argued equally reasonably that workplaces are not charities designed to accommodate women who are, as she put it, "riding the system".