Despite being one of Ireland’s most respected journalists and broadcasters, Miriam O’Callaghan had no aspirations to work in the media when she embarked on a career in law at the age of 16. This week Miriam discusses starting out on Newsnight and This is Your Life under the glare of 20 million viewers ().
Miriam talks about feelings of guilt (26:00) and despite having received death threats she explains why she still refuses to block those who are abusive to her on social media (34:00). Having had an incredibly fruitful personal and professional life Miriam is in a great position to give her thoughts on the importance of having the right partner (51:00) and to discuss where she believes happiness really comes from (). From her explanation of why she believes makeover shows can be abusive to women () to where she draws the line on her fame and salary in Ireland (49:00) this interview is truly a highlight of the series.
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