Kathryn Thomas and Ray D'Arcy

Kathryn Thomas“I love looking at the back of a bride’s dress”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Life is full for Kathryn Thomas right now and she’s loving it. Just three weeks after her festival-style wedding, where she danced for three whole days and then ate her own body weight in pizza on her Italian honeymoon, the busy presenter, fitness coach and mum to 18-month old Ellie has just been nominated Carlow Person of the Year. Kathryn’s …

Kristine Beck talks about her Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy“I went from being a little bit tired to not being able to stand.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Kristine Beck had no idea what was happening to her, but something was badly wrong.  In April 2018, the mum-of-two was sleeping 14 hours a night, then having to take naps just to get though the day. She told Ryan Tubridy that change came on suddenly. “I went from being a little bit tired to not being able to stand.” There were other …

Gray Cahill believes in preparing for death

Preparing for death“This is the funnest conversation about death I’ve ever had.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Two women dropped in to Ray D’Arcy for a chat about death. There was plenty of laughing, and only some of it was nervous and awkward. At one point Ray declared: “This is the funnest conversation about death I’ve ever had.” And he sounded like he meant it. In studio today were Gray Cahill and Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer …

Sanita Puspure

Sanita Puspure“You can cry later, just do the job first.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Rower Sanita Puspure has a target on her back. Heading into 2020, she’s the one to beat as reigning World Champion in the womens’ single sculls event. Sanita is beginning ten months of hard training for the Olympics and she’s determined to take her place on the winner’s podium in Tokyo next summer. This summer, however, she faced a very …

Harry Herbert of Highclere Castle

Harry Herbert“Downton Abbey was the absolute jackpot.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Growing up in the grounds of a castle with secret rooms stuffed full of Egyptian treasures, Harry Herbert had a happy, if unusual childhood. The 300-room Highclere Castle is now famous for being the location for the TV series and movie Downton Abbey. Harry joined Ryan Tubridy to share some of the incredible history the building has witnessed. Harry says …

Documentary on OneDeath: Don’t Leave It To The Last Minute

As heard on Documentary On One

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Gray Cahill emailed an idea to the Documentary On One last year  “Why don’t you make a documentary on how I am preparing for my death?” she wrote. Gray is not dying, although she’s 81 years of age, she’s healthy and hopes her demise is far, far away. But she’s been prompted to act by a visit to her GP.  She mentioned …

The Aisling Authors“Aisling would’ve been very sensitive to people who have notions.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Notions. We’ve all had them, we all know other people who have them. Aisling, now featuring in her third book, has no time for people with notions. But that doesn’t stop Ryan Tubridy from getting Aisling’s creators, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, from designing a statue of the heroine of Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling to be erected in …

CNN's Jim Acosta“You gotta get that question asked or otherwise why are you there in the first place?”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It’s a challenging time to be a journalist. Print media readership has been in decline for a long time and traditional television news has to go up against streaming and online content, as well as, of course, social media. In the United States, the challenges have become even greater for journalists in the last few years, as politics and society …