“The way it’s all structured is so wrong. All of these women want to be productive, want to be tax payers – many many women want to be part of that. If we had cheap child care for women, you would see them thrive in their careers.”
Today I’m joined by broadcaster and journalist Eimear Ní Bhraonáin. Eimear cut her teeth in regional Irish media before moving to the national scene where she worked as a print journalist. These days, Eimear presents a mid-morning talk show on Irish regional radio station Kilkenny Carlow Local Radio, where she has the highest listenership across the station. While she covers all the serious topics of the day, Eimear has a quirky sense of humour and enjoys getting out and about, meeting her listeners. She took some time out from her busy schedule to join me for a chat, so I hope you are sitting comfortably and happy to stay with us.
We got the conversation started with a quick chat about the positives of social media (03:00), before discussing respect for guests in interviews on radio (05:40) and how Eimear got started in journalism and broadcasting (09:20). We then moved on to value of local radio (18:35) and its comparisons with podcasts (23:45), before addressing gender balance in Irish media (29:37). We finished up with Eimear telling me what she is reading and watching at the moment (38:16).
- Eimear on KCLR
- Eimear on Twitter
- Eimear on Instagram
- For more, hear my conversations with Tina Lee, Nick Duerden and Carole Coleman