Cyclist Pat on the dangers of the road‘They went to my parents telling them I’d died.’

As heard on liveline

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In November of 1986, Pat from Clare was cycling to football training when he was struck by a car coming up behind him. He spent four months in hospitals and didn’t walk again for a year and a half. He came on Liveline to share his story in light of recent road deaths involving cyclists. Pat said the road he was cycling on was narrow …

Regulating bare knuckle boxing ‘The way I look at it, we’re cleaning up a sport.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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“I’m not sure I ever look dangerous, less so now, I’m more a danger to myself than to anybody else,” said Sean O’Rourke, trying on a pair of 2-ounce gloves for size.  He hasn’t decided to take up a career in boxing, rather he was sampling one of the new measures proposed by kickboxing champ Mike O’Brien to bring bare-knuckle …

Assisted Dying‘In today’s society, we shouldn’t be saying words like, ‘Well, at least they’re not suffering anymore’.

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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2 years ago, Gaynor French was told she had 6 months to live. She’s planned her own funeral and created a bucket list. And one item high up on that list is encouraging a conversation about Voluntary Assisted Dying, also known as Euthanasia. Gaynor came on Today with Sean O’Rourke this morning to talk more about it. In 2011, at the age of …

Rex Ryan on acting and his late father ‘I was very close with him and we had some great times.  I’m profoundly influenced by him.’ 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Rex Ryan is terrified, but he’ll get over it.  He joined Ryan Tubridy to talk about his new one-man show in Smock Alley, Pilgrim, by Philip Doherty, that is still giving him the shakes even though he has performed it over a hundred times. “I didn’t think I’d be nervous.  It’s inevitable though.  Just before going on last night, you …

Father Ray Kelly on Britain's Got Talent‘I was actually more nervous watching it on Saturday night on the TV than I was actually singing the song.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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On Saturday night, Father Ray Kelly took to the stage of London’s Palladium theatre and auditioned for the show Britain’s Got Talent with the R.E.M. classic “Everybody Hurts”. He came on The Ray D’Arcy Show this afternoon to tell Ray what the reaction has been like. His performance “got Simon Cowell off his feet”, along with the other three judges. Not only that, the judge usually most reticent with compliments …

Conned out of €11,000 by a Russian dating scammer‘When I looked it up online after a couple of months, I could see other lads were saying keep away from her.’

As heard on liveline

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Peter called Liveline today to tell Joe about an experience which left him “devastated”. He was scammed out of just over €11,000 by a person he met on a dating website. He thought he was talking to a woman named Ekaterina and that they were beginning a relationship. “She contacted me through a dating website first and then she used to send over demands …

Donegal: National Geographic’s Coolest Place on Earth ‘That’s part of our charm.  It’s remote but not hard to get to, and it’s not overly touristy – you get locals there!’

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A summer job in Harvey’s Point changed the course of Deirdre McGlone’s life and set her on a path to successfully promoting Donegal as a tourist destination for the past 30 years.  She joined Richard Curran on The Business to look at the rise of County Donegal from seasonal tourist spot to National Geographic’s coolest place on the planet. “In …

On shift with the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service‘A petrol bomb was thrown at my door.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Reporter Brian O’Connell took a trip out with a paramedic crew from the Dublin Fire Brigade’s Ambulance Service for Today with Sean O’Rourke. He joined guest host Damien O’Reilly to tell him what he saw along the way. He teamed up with District Officer Peter Navan and in the first 10 minutes, they had received a call to respond to a suspected …