He was taken out of his office to stand outside Montrose for the interview.
Earlier we had business correspondent David Murphy, reporter Will Goodbody, political editor David Davin-Power and economics editor George Lee all reporting from assorted anonymous sites around Dublin and David Murphy again — back in studio.
Surely, these outside broadcasts are mini-jollies which could be done without, necessitating, as they do, movement of equipment, sound people, lighting people, camera people, assorted gangers and acolytes, not to mention a huge carbon footprint.
The Six One News, needing two readers, is another place for savings.
Personally, I look forward to weekends when we get a news programme read by proper newsreaders (one at a time).
I remember “Hermes” in the Munster Express, back in the 1970s, suggesting Montrose was the most overstaffed place in Ireland with a couple of people working and hundreds to change the reel in the Kodak box Brownie.
Nothing has changed.