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Fear and loathing on the campaign trail with Trump

THERE is significant Clare interest in a brand-new documentary airing tomorrow night on one of the most divisive political figures of our time. ‘Trump’s Last Stand’, a special programme on the former US president and owner of an exclusive county Clare resort Donald Trump will air on Virgin Media One tomorrow night at 9pm. The documentary is the work of Virgin Media News Correspondent Richard Chambers, who himself has strong links to the Banner county, being a resident of Lahinch for most of his formative years. In this exclusive documentary, Chambers charts Donald Trump’s attempt to naviagate a route back to the White House, meeting those whose lives have been upended by the political division, violence and conspiracy theories that have divided America. Chambers travels from the Mar-A-Lago mansion where Trump announced his second bid for the Presidency across a broken America where lies about Trump’s election defeat continue to drive fear and loathing with often deadly consequences. The documentary …

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Clashes, lockdowns and a state of fear in Richard’s raw account of pandemic

Clare-raised reporter for Virgin Media News Richard Chambers speaks to Owen Ryan about his book on Ireland’s response to the pandemic from the back room battles to the frontline heroes CERTAIN to be among the bestsellers this Christmas, Richard Chambers’ A State of Emergency goes through the Irish experience of Covid-19, drawing on interviews with Taoisigh and high ranking ministers, members of NPHET, front line workers and the bereaved, among others. Something of a celebrity journalist, the Virgin Media reporter spent most of his childhood in Lahinch and while Dublin-based now, is still a regular visitor to Clare. “Myself, my mother and my brother moved down from Belfast to Lahinch when I was abut four years of age. I was there up until my early teenage years. “I’ve always considered it to be my home county, you have those formative experiences, you fall in love with the GAA, there’s the sea in Lahinch, you’ve all of those early memories.” Covid-19 …

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