The Week in Politics election book and Timisoara

I’ve contributed a couple of chapters to a book about the recent Irish general election, which has been published by RTE. The book, launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, gives a detailed analysis of the election with a constituency-by-constituency breakdown. It also features several articles written by RTE’s political staff including Sean O’Rourke, Bryan Dobson, David McCullagh, David Davin-Power and Brian Dowling. Edited by The Week in Politics’ Deirdre McCarthy, it also contains interviews with the TDs in the 31st Dail. A feature about social media and a diary-type summary of the election campaign are my two contributions to the book. More about it here.

In other news, I recently participated in a television journalism course for young journalists in Timisoara, Romania. I was one of 16 journalists from across Europe at the Circom-run course. I learned a lot from the trainers as well the others participating. If you have a couple of minutes take a look at the report I did while I was there, which was recently broadcast on RTE.

Hoping that the rain will stop soon,

B

RTE.ie on Campaign Daily

I got the chance today to go on RTE One’s live election show Campaign Daily to talk about the election website with Bryan Dobson. Check it out on the RTE Player here (for people outside of Ireland try here) it’s around the 45 minute mark.

Don’t forget to check out RTE.ie’s election Twitter feed