Eoghan McDermott to open up about his attack in new documentary

He's finally well enough to return to work.
He’s finally well enough to return to work.

Eoghan McDermott is set to host a show which examines random acts of violence in Ireland.

The presenter, who was a victim of an attack himself, explores the increasingly prevalent and disturbing culture of random acts of violence in Ireland and the enduring effects they have on victims and their families.

“This topic is really close to my heart, particularly as I have suffered as the result of this type of unprovoked attack. We need to look at what’s going on in Irish society which allows people to act this way, for no reason and without consequences,” Eoghan said.

The 2fm DJ was attacked on Stephen’s night in 2016 when he was jumped from behind and knocked unconscious.

Eoghan with girlfriend Aoife Melia
Eoghan with girlfriend Aoife Melia

The star suffers from headaches, balance problems, and says he has lost his sense of taste as a result.

This is the first episode of a 6 part series called Tabú with the others looking at Domestic Violence, Rural Decline, Medicinal Cannabis, Online Shaming, Sacrificial Sporting Injuries.

Contributors discuss their experiences and explore how these events, beyond their own control, have changed their lives forever. As well as delving into the issues, the contributors attempt to understand what compels people to act in such ways. Other contributors include medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey and slam poet and blogger Ciara Ní É.

The first episode airs on TG4 on Wednesday, November 7 at 9.30pm

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