The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - AUDIO -

Warm hu­mour, cold com­fort Be­tween the shorter days and un­end­ing news of Brexit chaos, the morn­ings are get­ting darker, but thank­fully Shay Byrne con­tin­ues to bring a light touch to Ris­ing Time (RTÉ Ra­dio 1, week­days). When he’s not gen­tly pok­ing fun at Olivia O’Leary’s pro­nun­ci­a­tion of “po­etry” in a pro­mo­tional sting, he’s chuck­ling about the morn­ing ac­tiv­ity of one lis­tener, Paul, who has made a soup with 52 cloves of gar­lic to help him get over a cold.

“You can be safe no one’s go­ing to get that from you,Paul,”Byr­ne­sayswryly.Nowthat’sin­fec­tious hu­mour.

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