“Light entertainment has always been his forte..”

In the Irish Times, Miriam Lord turns TV reviewer on the occasion of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern guest-presenting RTÉ’s The Road to Croker.

The politician turned presenter stayed in his comfort zone throughout the show, with two stars of the great 1970s Dublin football team opening proceedings. You can’t go wrong with Paddy Cullen and Jimmy Keaveney – anecdotes at will.

“We’ll be asking two Dublin legends where it all went wrong,” said Bertie to the camera. We’re all wondering that.

“A trawl through the good old days might be just the tonic to lift the gloom.” Never a truer word, Bertie. Dublin Castle, September 15th, if the Mahon tribunal calendar is right.

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  • Wub Webmadge

    Funny how he can remember football matches but not sums of money

  • It was Sammy McNally what done it

    .. and over now to Mountjoy where tonights program “The Road to Croker” will be broadcast from.

    Well we can but hope.

  • whoever decided BA was fit to present any RTE programme should be sacked. It is simply scandalous.

  • billie-Joe Remarkable

    whoever decided BA was fit to present any RTE programme should be sacked. It is simply scandalous.

    Oh, yeah. It’s the end of civilisation. He should be in the Hague facing war crimes. We seem to have had this thread a few weeks ago and what was true then, it true now, the fact that geeks on the internet can work themselves into a flap about such a non-event shows what a master stroke it was/is.

    People are talking about it, people will watch. That right there is the point. If you don’t like it, don’t watch.

  • billie-joe – this isn’t youtube, this is a state funded broadcaster. It matters.

  • sammaguire

    whoever decided BA was fit to present any RTE programme should be sacked. It is simply scandalous.

    Posted by Mark Dowling on Aug 22, 2008 @ 05:01 PM

    Ah, get a feckin life! As far as I remember Bertie Ahern presented the programme not Gary Glitter or Radovan Karadzic. Get real.

    Was interested to see that Paudie O’Shea is definitely interested in taking on the Dubs job.