From top: Martin Kenny, Sinn Féin TD; Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Helen McEntee
SF’s Martin Kenny is first to respond. “What any reasonable person would have expected you to do today is to come before the Dáil and explain how those four names were whittled down to one, but you haven’t done that… you didn’t tell the Taoiseach there were other applicants.”
A nicely baked short by Matthew Salton – and all true for all you know. To wit:
In 1968 Patty was a flight attendant, who realised she could smuggle prime pot in from Jamaica with relative ease, given her line of work. She is 77 years old now, and this is her version of what happened.
A new one-hour documentary from Loosehorse for TG4 that tells the story of how hurling ‘redefined itself as a sport in the 1990s to truly become our national game’.
Linda Ni Ghriofa writes:
For over a century, the hurling spoils were shared among the traditional three superpowers of Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary. As the decade began there was no sign of the aristocracy being unseated. Then, in five minutes in 1994, the hurlers of Offaly sparked a revolution.
Along came a collection of upstarts to destroy the old order, and go down in history as Ireland’s most charismatic, colourful and enduring personalities….
…Diarmuid Lyng, for whom the ‘90s provided the inspiration for his own stellar inter-county career with Wexford, is an authentic and affectionate Narrator.
Réabhlóid GAA is the story of how, in one decade a sport, and a country, changed forever.