Too Young for a Nursing Home‘I came in here when I was 45 as a result of MS complications.’

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Trish is not yet fifty years of age, but on March 15th, she will have been in a nursing home for five years. She feels trapped there and describes her days as being ‘monumentally boring’. She wants out. ‘It does seem to me that there is no bridge, no progression system whereby people who would have been inappropriately housed in …

Derek Mooney’s La La Land Moment‘I wanted to strangle the director’

The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Few people will ever know how Warren Beatty felt last night when he realised that the wrong winner had been announced for Best Picture. In an effort to cut through the tension on stage, host Jimmy Kimmel invoked Steve Harvey’s 2015 blunder, when he named the wrong winner of Miss Universe. Ireland’s own La La Land moment resurfaced this morning …

‘For 2 minutes and 30 seconds, La La Land did win the Best Picture.’

Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The day after Oscars night is always dominated by talk about who won, who should have won, who was robbed, who wore what on the red carpet. This morning, all of that has faded into insignificance, as people look back on one of the most bizarre incidents in Hollywood history, the farce surrounding the awarding of the Best Picture Academy …

Teresa Mannion‘I used to laugh at people on Strictly when they’d cry…Now I know how they feel’

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Last night, very sadly for her legion of fans across the country, she became the latest celebrity to hang up her dancing shoes on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars. And this morning, Teresa Mannion joined Ryan Tubridy feeling “utterly wrecked” and “punch-drunk” from the experience. “I have come out of the bubble…My family was the dancing group, everything was about …

English Market overcrowding‘A lot coming to purely tick the box that says they visited… It’s not what the market is about, it’s not a tourist destination per se.’

Today with Sean O'Rourke

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It’s a living, breathing, vibrant food market, one of the best of its kind in all of Europe, and home to scores of businesses selling local produce to local people. The English Market in Cork is also a victim of its own success, most particularly since the enormously successful and high-profile visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 2011. Because above …

Oscar Tallyman‘We duplicate everything, so one briefcase will contain all 24 winning envelopes and so the other contains the same 24…. we have a lot of redundancy in the system.’

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Brian Cullinan from PwC is one of two people tasked with the smooth running of announcing the winners of the Oscars, on behalf of the Academy. “We have a special suitcase… briefcase. We have two actually.” He spoke with Richard Curran on The Business on RTÉ Radio 1 prior to this years ceremony, which went on to provide one of …

Abandoned pets‘This is all about neutering and making responsible decisions. That’s the story here’.

The Ray D'Arcy Show

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John Paul the famous rabbit…! On the Ray D’Arcy Show this afternoon, Ray spoke to CEO of the DSPCA, Brian Gillen about a pet rabbit found in its hutch under the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park yesterday evening. He has thus been named after Pope John Paul after the cross which was erected ahead of the former pontiff’s visit …

Conman "detective"‘He identified himself as a detective from a division that was investigating false €50 notes. That’s how he conned him.’

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Liveline opened today with the story of a particular scam that first raised its ugly head over a year ago on the same show: men posing as detectives, identifying elderly targets, and convincing them to part with money. Speaking to presenter, Damien O’Reilly, one caller called Dennis spoke about his father, who lives in County Offaly, and how he had …