Finding Fintan O’Toole


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How well do you know Fintan O’Toole? He is one of the most well-known, intelligent and, at-times, divisive, writers in Ireland. You may be very familiar with his columns in the Irish Times, his books, and his many appearances on radio and TV shows – but what do you know about the man himself? Fintan has so much to say about so many of the issues of our time, that we rarely hear him say anything at all about himself - WHY he writes the kind of articles he writes, why he holds the opinions he does, what he was like as a kid growing up in Crumlin, and so on.

That is exactly the kind of territory we get into in this fascinating interview with Fintan on this episode, and I think you’re really going to see a side to this man that you may not be familiar with..

His new book is called ‘We Don’t Know Ourselves’ – read more on Fintan’s Twitter Feed

COMEDY - a new toy store has opened up just in time for Christmas, and you might find their new range of toys quite interesting…


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