The right way to barbecue‘The key thing… is learning how to set your grill up properly’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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“This is the life” sighed Sean O’Rourke as he ventured out of studio and into the Radio 1 courtyard to get the expert opinion on good outdoor grilling.  He was joined by owner of Caviston’s Food Emporium, Peter Caviston and Andy Noonan, BBQ and grilling expert and curator of ‘The Big Grill’ festival who had top tips for a sizzling …

Misophonia: when every noise is hell ‘If I was on a train coming home from work and somebody got on with some food… I would actually get off the train…  That’s when I though, ok, this isn’t really normal.’  

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Author and journalist Juliette Wills joined Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show to explain how a prawn salad pushed her over the edge.  Juliette lives with a condition called misophonia which makes her highly sensitive to certain sounds.  She explained what happened during her now-infamous “prawn-gate” scandal when she was 17 and watching television with her then-boyfriend’s parents. “I …

What are you eating?‘If it doesn’t say it’s from Ireland, it probably isn’t.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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You are what you eat. But what are you eating? Are we really as food-savvy as we think we are? Health writer Rose Costello joined Brenda Donohue on The Ray D’Arcy Show to tell us what’s really lurking in our cupboard. Rose told Brenda that the number one thing you can do to get a handle on what you’re buying is read the label. And not just all …

CAO‘Everything else that goes with college turns very sour very fast if you’re actually not enjoying what you’re going in and you’re doing’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Calling all Leaving Cert students, time is on your side, but not for too much longer, so get those CAO forms reviewed before July 1st!  Sean O’Rourke was joined by guidance counsellor and Irish Times Education Columnist Brian Mooney for advice for our 76,000 students who have just completed the exams that may haunt their dreams for years to come …

Decriminalising Homosexuality: 25 Years on‘In those days, it really was a reign of terror.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Earlier this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar branded the prosecution of gay men in Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s “a cruel form of entertainment”, in a speech made before the Dáil. He noted that in the 3 years before he was born alone, 44 men were prosecuted. Leo was born in 1979. As he put it, “not all that long ago”. Sean O’Rourke sat down with two people …

Live in StudioGlenn & Ronan cover ‘All of the Stars’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Glenn Murphy and Ronan Scolard posted a video on Youtube last year that went further than they could have ever imagined. It was a medley of Adele songs, an artist they greatly admire. With Glenn doing some operatic vocals and Ronan on the piano, it quickly gained popularity. The video drew so much attention that Adele herself saw it and …

‘Drink Tea for MND’ Roisin Foley on her shocking Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis at age 30‘You could live for up to 10 years you know or you could die very quickly on the other hand’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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30-year-old Roisin Foley was enjoying life having just completed a degree in Bioanalysis and was busy settling into a new home with her three daughters.  In September of 2017, she received a shock diagnosis that changed everything.  Roisin was told she had Motor Neurone Disease and she shared what that devastating experience was like with Dave Fanning on The Ryan …

Saint Sister on Arena  ‘I guess in this political climate, silence is very powerful and it’s very dangerous and it’s very heavy and that’s kind of what we wanted to explore’

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Songs can be inspired by any number of things, love, loss or… an American television series!  Sean Rocks spoke to Saint Sister on Arena about gearing up for the ‘Body and Soul’ festival in Ballinlough this week and about their new song Twin Peaks.  One half of the duo, Morgan, spoke about the song’s genesis. “The song was born out …