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When she contracted Covid-19, Claire Byrne continued to broadcast from her “garden shed”, a structure with neither a garden tool nor a cobweb in sight. Other shows saw her in a mock-up hospital bed and a mock-up Covid testing facility.

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While COVID nearly destroyed the economy and laid waste to the independent TV sector right across the country, the disaster zone that has been 2020 might just have saved RTÉ and Dee Forbes’s bacon. In a year that saw many casualties on the airwaves, with old friends bowing out and others being pushed, long-running programmes... Read more »

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