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Your favourite Q&A moment?

June 29th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Irish Media, Irish Politics, Live Blogging, MSM

It’s the final Questions and Answers programme tonight. The funeral is a specially extended edition at 10.30pm on RTE1 with 20 mourners as guests. (Kathy Sheridan, one of the better panellists over the years interviewed John Bowman in Saturday’s Irish Times).

Unfortunately there are very few Q&A clips on Youtube – so jogging your moment with ‘the best of’ was going to be very difficult.

But you may be able to relive them for us without clips for Maman Poulet’s Q&A awards?

The 1990 presidential election and Brian Lenihan Snr and his claims of having ‘no hand, act or part’ in attempt to pressurise President Hillery not dissolve the Dáil comes to mind for me.

My favourite guests – Michael D. Higgins, Pat Rabbitte (shock!), and Nell McCafferty when she was on form.

I’m also thinking up awards categories that you might not hear of on tonights show. Care to add a few?

Most frequent audience member award?
There must be UCD Alumni (Kevin Barry Cuman members in particular) all over the world who got plenty of free beer on regular Monday nights to keep them going through college – some probably have showreels on the basis.

Most tokenistic female panelist ever?
Q&A was legendary for it’s one female panellist among all the lads.

Tonight’s programme promises archive clips and it’ll be liveblogged.

Have you other award categories we could use in a Q&A awards programme?

Meanwhile this is the only clip on Youtube I could find apart from Michael O’Brien’s recent compelling intervention. It’s a good one of Dermot Ahern and Pat Rabbitte pre the last general election.


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