Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Garda Representative Association.
The popular bilingual chat show 'Trom agus Éadrom', took its name from the mix of heavy and light content the show coveerd. The series was presented by Liam Ó Murchú, who was on a mission to,
"demonstrate to the plain people of Ireland that the Irish language is not the exclusive property of perfect speakers" (RTÉ Guide, 3 December 1976).
Bhí a fhios ag Liam go raibh a lán daoine in ann Gaeilge a thuiscint, cé nach raibh siad in ann í a labhairt agus cheap sé go mba chóir go mbeadh clár ann dóibh siúd.
If people wanted to contribute to an Irish-language discussion in English, then that was fine with him. 'Trom agus Éadrom' was a very popular format that ran from 1975 to 1985.
This extract is taken from a special edition celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Garda Representative Association, broadcast on 15 May 1983. A light-hearted debate on respect for the Gardaí is followed by a performance of the Garda band conducted by Tommy Boyle. The studio audience of Gardaí dance along.
Liam Ó Murchú