Last week, I was delighted to join the Sue Nunn team at KCLR radio for a review of the newspapers. Stories covered:
Story 1: Kilkenny People
Headline: Over 3,000 on council housing list
We discussed the role of Nama in providing access to local ghost estates and identified opportunities for private residential investors through the RAS scheme.
Story 2: The Irish Times
Headline: Two lots hit reserve at Merlins Property auction
We went through the media coverage of this auction and I must admit to having a rant about Merlins using the antiquated practice of retiring into talks with the highest bidder – fundamentally unfair. This is covered in a previous blog…http://188.8.131.52/~hearmero/buyersbroker.ie/blog/2011/11/merlins-first-property-auction/
Story 3: Irish Independent
Headline: Thousands on medical card face €50 annual charge
This seems like a poor alternative to the government ensuring that the right people actually receive a medical card i.e. only the people that may not need it can afford it… Nonsense. We discuss practical alternatives to this proposed charge.
Story 4: The Daily Star
Headline: RTE heads will roll
Fr. Kevin Reynolds Vs. PrimeTime Investigates… the saga continues. We discuss the likely effects for investigative journalism in Ireland. Intrusive or bowing to corporate sponsorship pressure – is there a balance to be achieved?
Story 5: Irish Daily Mail
Headline: Why some women aren’t wife material
More antiquated nonsense, particularly when you see the headline accompanied by a photograph of Pippa Middleton! Recommended for its nostalgia only.
Listen to these and other news stories:
Carol Tallon speaking on the Sue Nunn Show – KCLR 23rd Nov 2011