Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 2 October 2013
Great Irish Reportage
Great Irish Reportage/ Foreword by Olivia O’Leary Edited by John Horgan Published by PENGUIN
It could be argued that we Irish are fascinated by news and current affairs. We are a county awash with newspapers, radio stations, television stations and digital media sources of information.
Our book today is called Great Irish Reportage which recounts our tradition of reportage, journalism, dispatches and eyewitness accounts by leading writers.
From Elizabeth Bowen to Colm Tóibín, from Flann O'Brien to Maeve Binchy, some of Ireland's greatest writers have produced first-rate journalism.
Sean was joined by three leading exponents of this craft. John Horgan, the book’s editor, also journalist Olivia O’Leary and Catriona Crowe a Senior Archivist at the National Archives of Ireland