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#Brendan O'Connor

# brendan-oconnor - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements
# Rotating Taoiseachs
# Rotating Taoiseachs

Martin says he's unfazed by Varadkar preempting government announcements

Sep 19th 2020, 1:38 PM 57,121 Views 49 Comments

Martin said Cabinet intends to keep the Pandemic Unemployment Payment “under review”.

# brendan-oconnor - Friday 14 February, 2020

Brendan O'Connor to permanently take over RTÉ's Marian Finucane slot
# Making Waves
# Making Waves

Brendan O'Connor to permanently take over RTÉ's Marian Finucane slot

Feb 14th 2020, 12:23 PM 26,610 Views 38 Comments

The Cork native will take over the 11am-1pm weekend slot from mid-March

# brendan-oconnor - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Brendan O'Connor to fill RTÉ's Marian Finucane slot until end of January
# Weekend On One
# Weekend On One

Brendan O'Connor to fill RTÉ's Marian Finucane slot until end of January

Jan 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 42,543 Views 85 Comments

The columnist will present a temporary show following Finucane’s death earlier this month.

# brendan-oconnor - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar
# May 2020
# May 2020

Reports of February general election are 'speculation', says Varadkar

Dec 14th 2019, 12:27 PM 12,113 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach spoke on RTÉ’s Marian Finucane show this morning.

# brendan-oconnor - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Linda Martin was having none of Amy Schumer in the nip on last night's Cutting Edge
# Brendan O'Connor
From The Daily Edge
# Brendan O'Connor

Linda Martin was having none of Amy Schumer in the nip on last night's Cutting Edge

Mar 21st 2019, 10:17 AM 9,063 Views 1 Comment

“I don’t want to look at it.”

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'I wonder how long before there's a liberal Bishop Eamonn Casey moment?'
# A New Orthodoxy
# A New Orthodoxy

'I wonder how long before there's a liberal Bishop Eamonn Casey moment?'

Mar 19th 2017, 11:30 AM 19,952 Views 60 Comments

Have the liberal commentariat taken over a space once occupied by the Catholic Church, Brendan O’Connor asks.

# brendan-oconnor - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'People feel really abandoned': Brendan O'Connor on services for children with disabilities
# Inhumane
# Inhumane

'People feel really abandoned': Brendan O'Connor on services for children with disabilities

Mar 18th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,196 Views 27 Comments

We’re still abdicating our responsibility to take care of our most vulnerable children, O’Connor says.

# brendan-oconnor - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland
# State Supports
# State Supports

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland

May 14th 2016, 5:07 PM 29,129 Views 69 Comments

The RTÉ presenter gave an impassioned interview on The Late Late Show last night.

# brendan-oconnor - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Tubridy's 'slightly odd' encounters with Patrick Guinness, Ryan O'Neal ... and Brendan O'Connor

Tubridy's 'slightly odd' encounters with Patrick Guinness, Ryan O'Neal ... and Brendan O'Connor

Oct 10th 2015, 7:45 AM 19,024 Views 34 Comments

What happens when an interview gets ever so slightly AWKWARD?

# brendan-oconnor - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Brendan O'Connor thinks that "cranks have too much power" over the Irish media
# Crank Call
# Crank Call

Brendan O'Connor thinks that "cranks have too much power" over the Irish media

Aug 12th 2015, 6:37 PM 17,625 Views 49 Comments

The former chat show host was on with George Hook today.

# brendan-oconnor - Friday 31 July, 2015

RTÉ have deleted Brendan O'Connor's 'wanky' jibe at Tubridy
# Brendan Bites
# Brendan Bites

RTÉ have deleted Brendan O'Connor's 'wanky' jibe at Tubridy

Jul 31st 2015, 4:49 PM 80,200 Views 78 Comments

This morning’s encounter between the pair was a little awkward. Thanks to an edit, the playback is now a little less awkward.

# brendan-oconnor - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

The summer has been pretty rubbish, and that isn't about to change
# Jacket Weather
# Jacket Weather

The summer has been pretty rubbish, and that isn't about to change

Jul 28th 2015, 1:15 PM 24,865 Views 20 Comments

Speaking this morning Met Eireann’s Siobhan Ryan said there is a small chance of improvement in August.

# brendan-oconnor - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Twink is selling cakes in a park in south Dublin
# Lemon Drizzle
# Lemon Drizzle

Twink is selling cakes in a park in south Dublin

Jul 22nd 2015, 8:53 PM 59,692 Views 72 Comments

In an interview this morning, the entertainer became emotional discussing the passing of her dog Bertie Ahern.

# brendan-oconnor - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

9 of the most WTF lines from George Hook's erotic novel
# Fifty Shades Of George
From The Daily Edge
# Fifty Shades Of George

9 of the most WTF lines from George Hook's erotic novel

Jul 7th 2015, 11:27 AM 6,438 Views 4 Comments

Make sure you’ve had your breakfast.

# brendan-oconnor - Monday 6 July, 2015

Brendan O'Connor insists he's not hanging around for long in his new radio slot
# New Gig
# New Gig

Brendan O'Connor insists he's not hanging around for long in his new radio slot

Jul 6th 2015, 9:31 AM 23,047 Views 38 Comments

He did mention Tubridy, however.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Brendan O'Connor's last ever Saturday Night Show was certainly eventful
# That's All Folks
# That's All Folks

Brendan O'Connor's last ever Saturday Night Show was certainly eventful

May 31st 2015, 9:42 AM 75,485 Views 83 Comments

The host’s last show had some interesting moments.

# brendan-oconnor - Monday 11 May, 2015

RTÉ did not know Aodhan Ó Ríordáin was wearing an equality pin
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

RTÉ did not know Aodhan Ó Ríordáin was wearing an equality pin

May 11th 2015, 7:45 PM 30,782 Views 84 Comments

The Minister was said to only have put on the badge shortly before going on air.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 29 March, 2015

'Honest, courageous and inspiring' - John Mooney speaks openly about his off-field struggles
# Mental Health
From The42
# Mental Health

'Honest, courageous and inspiring' - John Mooney speaks openly about his off-field struggles

Mar 29th 2015, 3:43 PM 6,453 Views 1 Comment

The cricketer appeared on RTÉ’s Saturday Night show.

# brendan-oconnor - Monday 23 March, 2015

"The media saved my life" - George Hook
# Hooked
# Hooked

"The media saved my life" - George Hook

Mar 23rd 2015, 10:50 AM 31,250 Views 50 Comments

The pundit, who retired from television rugby analysis on Saturday, has been speaking about what retirement has in store for him.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 15 March, 2015

8 times Brendan O'Connor earned his RTÉ salary
# Pussy Riot
From The Daily Edge
# Pussy Riot

8 times Brendan O'Connor earned his RTÉ salary

Mar 15th 2015, 4:00 PM 19,951 Views 8 Comments

Here are your best bits.

Poll: Who will you watch, Ray or Tubridy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who will you watch, Ray or Tubridy?

Mar 15th 2015, 10:09 AM 46,383 Views 121 Comments

Brendan O’Connor stint at the helm of RTÉ’s Saturday night chat show is coming to an end.

# brendan-oconnor - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Brendan O'Connor just announced the end of The Saturday Night Show
# So Long
# So Long

Brendan O'Connor just announced the end of The Saturday Night Show

Mar 14th 2015, 11:01 PM 71,648 Views 155 Comments

Ray D’Arcy will host a new Saturday night show on RTÉ One from the autumn.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Yep, Noel Gallagher was miming on RTÉ last night
# Satnightshow
From The Daily Edge
# Satnightshow

Yep, Noel Gallagher was miming on RTÉ last night

Mar 1st 2015, 2:42 PM 4,670 Views 0 Comments

Saturday Night Show viewers were left decidedly unimpressed by Gallagher’s performance.

Kathryn Thomas was mortified in front of Noel Gallagher on the Saturday Night Show
# Who Is She
From The Daily Edge
# Who Is She

Kathryn Thomas was mortified in front of Noel Gallagher on the Saturday Night Show

Mar 1st 2015, 10:52 AM 15,084 Views 4 Comments

Brendan O’Connor, you divil.

# brendan-oconnor - Thursday 29 January, 2015

"If Ray D'Arcy doing an Ant n' Dec-style show is what's required, well sure look they'll decide"
# Mr Saturday Night
# Mr Saturday Night

"If Ray D'Arcy doing an Ant n' Dec-style show is what's required, well sure look they'll decide"

Jan 29th 2015, 9:47 AM 21,323 Views 46 Comments

Ray D’Arcy’s arrival at RTÉ has people talking. But will Brendan O’Connor be unseated as part of a weekend reshuffle?

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Brendan O'Connor tells heckler 'sit down you clown'
# Live TV Folks
# Live TV Folks

Brendan O'Connor tells heckler 'sit down you clown'

Dec 14th 2014, 7:53 AM 56,965 Views 141 Comments

The Saturday Night Show was hi-jacked by a protester.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 26 October, 2014

"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show
# Pantigate
From The Daily Edge
# Pantigate

"The country needed to have that conversation" - Panti returns to the Saturday Night Show

Oct 26th 2014, 11:03 AM 29,103 Views 73 Comments

Panti, aka Rory O’Neill, was back with Brendan last night.

# brendan-oconnor - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 12,987 Views 27 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Idris Elba did a DJ set at a Dublin club last night
# Last Night A Dj Saved My Life
From The Daily Edge
# Last Night A Dj Saved My Life

Idris Elba did a DJ set at a Dublin club last night

May 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 4,860 Views 0 Comments

The Wire actor charmed the patrons of Buck Whaley’s with his finely-chosen choons.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Shay Healy captured the nation's hearts on the Saturday Night Show
# Tears
From The Daily Edge
# Tears

Shay Healy captured the nation's hearts on the Saturday Night Show

Apr 20th 2014, 11:39 AM 8,295 Views 0 Comments

The musician spoke openly about his experience of Parkinson’s, and gave a moving performance.

8 pieces of dating advice from last night's Saturday Night Show
# Love Life
From The Daily Edge
# Love Life

8 pieces of dating advice from last night's Saturday Night Show

Apr 20th 2014, 10:09 AM 6,655 Views 2 Comments

Looking for love? HERE YA GO.

# brendan-oconnor - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year
# Debt
# Debt

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year

Apr 9th 2014, 4:05 PM 14,479 Views 66 Comments

The bank is currently engaged in 9,000 legal or potential legal cases with customers in mortgage arrears.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Here's the Saturday Night Show's celebrity #nomakeupselfie
# Nomakeupselfie
From The Daily Edge
# Nomakeupselfie

Here's the Saturday Night Show's celebrity #nomakeupselfie

Mar 30th 2014, 9:14 AM 4,974 Views 1 Comment

Fair play!

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy appeared on the Saturday Night Show in her orange prison jumpsuit
# Telly
From The Daily Edge
# Telly

Margaretta D'Arcy appeared on the Saturday Night Show in her orange prison jumpsuit

Mar 23rd 2014, 9:48 AM 2,940 Views 1 Comment

Orange is the new black.

# brendan-oconnor - Sunday 9 February, 2014

The 9 stages of Charlie Bird being special-cuddled by a seal
# Seal The Deal
From The Daily Edge
# Seal The Deal

The 9 stages of Charlie Bird being special-cuddled by a seal

Feb 9th 2014, 12:03 PM 3,525 Views 3 Comments

Ireland relived the moment last night.

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ

Feb 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 141 Views 117 Comments

RTÉ would do well to remember the story of Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive in the 1990 World Cup and the effect that had on schoolboy footballers for years to come.

# brendan-oconnor - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Brendan O'Connor's Pussy Riot interview goes international
# Telly Riot
From The Daily Edge
# Telly Riot

Brendan O'Connor's Pussy Riot interview goes international

Feb 4th 2014, 9:16 AM 11,964 Views 6 Comments

“Inane chatshow banter”. Ouch.

# brendan-oconnor - Thursday 30 January, 2014

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday
# Debate
From The Daily Edge
# Debate

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday

Jan 30th 2014, 11:10 PM 30,140 Views 110 Comments

According to RTE, ‘The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia; what constitutes homophobia and who gets to define the word?’

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 32,636 Views 118 Comments

The majority of the emailed complaints have been received in the past three days.

# brendan-oconnor - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology

Jan 29th 2014, 9:30 PM 59,285 Views 45 Comments

The vast majority were from people complaining about the broadcaster’s apology to a number of newspaper columnists and the Iona Institute.

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