Bernie Goldbach in Cashel | Image from Sunday Times
THERE'S PLENTY FOR IRISH journalists to write about in the run-up to yet another bout of austere budgeting and the Irish Minister for Health is obliging by offering easy column inches around a politically-motivated decision to prioritise new primary health care centres in his constituency.
Minister James Reilly proves successful politicians bring home the bacon. It's not much different in any other country. I'm surprised voters thought a new coalition government would be any different than the way Irish politics have operated for decades.
I fingered a few other stories in both the Sunday Times and Sunday Business Post, creating a short audio along the way. I've produced the video from the Financial Times since it contained information relevant to Apple and Foxconn, two companies we discuss in fourth year modules I teach for the Limerick Institute of Technology.
Although I try to create blog posts that capture the highlights of my Sunday newsrounds, I'm too pressed for time to be thorough. Suffice it to say, my annotations of core content is more thorough than the wikimedia tapped out for TWiT episodes so I think I'm doing ok. To get a more comprehensive picture, please watch the video below to see my take on FT Weekend.
I cite three long form reads in my audio review of the Sunday Times and the Sunday Business Post.
Grammar for Grown-ups by Katherine Fry and Rowena Kirton ASIN: B008QYYSVY
The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin ISBN 978-1594488047
The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family by Liza Mundy ISBN 978-1439197714
The image of Kathryn Parsons from Decoded in this post comes from the Sunday Times article by Eleanor Mills. Bernie Goldbach curates news items.