Virgin Media TV’s current affairs show, The Tonight Show, broadcasted live from Carlow College on Monday, 22nd January 2023 as it tackled the issue of immigration and recent rural protests around the country.
Hosted by Claire Brock and Ciara Doherty, that broadcast featured an interview with Zahir Uddin, member of the local Rohingya community, about the opportunities afford to him and his family when they came to Carlow. Following this, a panel discussion was held in the College’s P.J Brophy Library with Carlow College graduate, Cllr. Adrienne Wallace (Solidarity People for Profit), Cllr. Brian O’Donoghue (Fine Gael) and Cllr. William Paton (Labor).
The broadcast concluded with an interview of Carlow College Vice President, Dr Eric Derr, who spoke about the need for respectful conversation and debate around the issue of immigration.