I was cleaning up my hard disk on the way to London one day last week when I came across a number of RTE documentaries I’d downloaded, intending to listen to them when I had the time. Rumours from Monaghan stood head and shoulders above the rest. It is, as Our Friend in the North remarks, “a poignant documentary about a remarkable individual and one of the several thousand people who have now sadly been forgotten about”. It is also simple and unforgettable journalism.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty