Lack of women on Irish radio is an intentional bias
Last week the shortlist for the annual Irish radio awards, the PPIs, was published. Of the six main categories in the PPI Radio Awards, the People Awards most directly commends individual broadcasters, and has 40 nominees across eight sub-categories. Of those 40 nominees in the shortlist released last week, just three are women: Louise Duffy of Today FM in the Radio DJ category, Sandy Harsch of RTÉ Radio 1 in the Specialist Music Broadcaster category and Shona Murray of Newstalk in the News Reporter of the Year category. Forty nominees, three women, 37 men. It’s as blunt a declaration of the gender imbalance on Irish radio as you can get.