#LateLate: On the need for (some) compassion for Mr Tubridy…

It’s easy enough to clatter in behind the crowd, but Sean O’Rourke made chairing a radio debate with 7 candidates sound a doddle.. Well, it isn’t… And O’Rourke is the most exceptionally focused of broadcast journalists… So, here’s the prophetic Des Bishop, on the national role of the host of the Late Late Show over most of the last forty years…

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