“Breda O’Brien is a teacher and a columnist with the Irish Times”, according to the clip below.
But unlike Joan Collins and Ciara Conway, her political affiliation is not mentioned during this introduction, on a Late Debate programme to discuss the death of Savita Halappanavar, and the abortion debate it sparked.
Breda is a patron of the ring-wing Catholic think-tank, the Iona institute.
I mention this because Breda has written a column in today’s Irish Times complaining about media bias and unstated allegiances.
And just in case you think that’s a one-off, here’s Pat Kenny a couple of days later introducing David Quinn, “columnist with the Irish Independent”.
No mention of David’s role as director of the Iona Institute.