Last night's TV : 'Exposed: Ireland's Secret Cults' - 2011-09-27

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F356.png Last night's TV : 'Exposed: Ireland's Secret Cults' September 27, 2011, Irish Independent

Knock and the door shall be opened, and so on. Unless you're a TV3 reporter that is.

Last night's 'Exposed: Ireland's Secret Cults' featured a lot of footage of reporters Michael Ryan and Ciara Doherty standing around outside various buildings, not getting in.

The programme opened with the Oxford dictionary definition of a cult: "a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or as imposing excessive control over members". This is a bit problematic to start with, because if you take out the words "relatively small"... well, you get the idea.

"Ireland has always had the reputation of being a very religious country but recently all that's changed," said Michael Ryan portentously. "The power of the Church here is no more."

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Eithne | last = Tynan | title = Last night's TV : 'Exposed: Ireland's Secret Cults' | url = https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tv-radio/last-nightrsquos-tv-exposed-irelands-secret-cults-2887996.html | work = Irish Independent | date = September 27, 2011 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}