Friday 19 October 2018

Ivana Bacik, the media supergirl

Liam Collins

Liam Collins

Why is Labour Party Euro candidate Ivana Bacik such an RTE darling, many people wonder. Morning Ireland, the Vincent Browne Show, the Late Late - tune in for any length of time and Ivana, a Trinity College trendy, is sure to turn up.

Some politicians who never get a phone call from RTE unless they've done something absolutely despicable got to wondering about it after Ivana appeared on various RTE programmes three times in the space of 24 hours, which was a high batting average even for her.

On March 15, she turned up on Six One on RTE television to talk about her anti-war activities. The following morning, March 16, she was on Morning Ireland as a legal expert on the Brian Murphy manslaughter case. That night she was on Vincent Browne's late-night radio show.

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