In Episode 2 of One of Our Own, we hear writer Catherine Foley in conversation with Paul O’Neill, editor of The Irish Times.
Paul talks about his earliest memories as a child in Waterford city when his father Paddy O’Neill was editor of the News & Star. During the interview Paul also reads some of the nostalgic lines he penned in readiness for the day the senior hurling team brings the Liam McCarthy cup home to Waterford.
He also chats to Catherine about a drastically changed environment when it comes to how people consume news, and how we need to embrace the online and digital era, rather than see it as a threat.
This series is produced and edited by RoseAnn Foley, Catherine's sister, and it was made with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.
RoseAnn says her aim was to shed light on the idea of what makes a true Waterford person. “They are all fascinating people,” she says. “I find their stories truly inspirational. I loved working on this series. And there’s a lovely vibe going through the series as Catherine and myself are old friends with a number of the guests. And then we met some of the others and we felt we had known them all along. It was a really enjoyable project.”
You can listen back on Catherine's chat with Paul through the link in this podcast.
And for more episodes of One of Our Own, click here.