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Q&A is finally laid to rest

March 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized


I got texts and emails yesterday, some offering me sympathy (!), over the announcement of the ending of Questions and Answers next year.  Some of us have been liveblogging it for a few months and we’ll be sad to see it go but in fact the programme lost it’s punch a long time ago. So I’m not wearing the above in mourning. I bet members of the Kevin Barry Cumman in UCD and the like will miss the free drinks and chance to wave to mammy from the audience.

Personally I feel it relied on a very limited pool of pundits and was badly affected of late by a  policy of the Government Press Office refusing to put up senior ministers on a regular basis.

Now I fear RTE are going to replace the programme with a Stephen Nolanesque show and roving microphones, twitters and interactive video blogs where politicians can continue to avoid answering the questions or jibing at a panel member they don’t like.

What do you think RTE should do?

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