Ray D'Arcy chats to Graham Norton‘A Keeper’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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“Because I haven’t lived there for 30 years, people don’t really associate me with Ireland,” Graham Norton told Ray D’Arcy speaking about his new book ‘A Keeper’, which is very much an Irish tale.  “That was kind of the point,” he explained.  Graham wanted to create a remove between his persona and his writing and so he set a good …

Cyber crime and the dark web ‘All the bad guys work together.  They share, they help each other in order to meet their objectives’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“Cyber crime is any crime that is enabled in any way by using the internet or technology,” Paul C Dwyer explained to Ryan Tubridy in an interview that should probably scare you.  Luckily for us, there is light at the end of the dark web tunnel as experts like Paul are fighting the forces that threaten.  “I started off as …

Clean up your act... then post it on social media‘The younger generation… they don’t actually know how to clean’

As heard on The Marian Finucane Show

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“She was very, very clean.  She used to even iron her dusters!” said Sue Ryder, speaking of her mother who taught her well.  Sue has made it her life’s mission to pass on her mother’s message and get people all around the country cleaning up their act.  She is the Managing Director of Cleaner Angels and she joined Marian Finucane …

The Irish women who changed history ‘Margaret Buckley dressed as a man all her life, lived as a man and was one of the great surgeons of the 18th century’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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What do Countess Markievicz, Maureen O’Hara and Sonia O’Sullivan have in common?  They all feature in Sarah Webb’s new book ‘Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World’, which does what it says on the tin.  It’s a beautifully illustrated children’s book that brings to life the stories of some of our most fearless women whose far-reaching achievements altered …

David Attenborough ‘That adult female could have taken my head off with one blow of her fist but… not for a single second was I worried’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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For the last 92 years, the world has been lucky enough to have been graced by the presence of the inimitable David Attenborough.  From the velvet voice to the trailblazing career giving a platform to our natural world, David’s work has a special place in our hearts and a profound impact on society as a collective.  Crucially he has opened …

International Day of the Girl It’s quite shocking the level at which people, particularly younger women, are experiencing harassment of all kinds’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The UN has declared October 11th International Day of the Girl and in relation to this topic, a new report on the safety of girls in cities has been released today by Plan International Ireland.  Noeline Blackwell, CEO of Dublin Rape Crisis, joined Sean O’Rourke to respond to some of the findings of this report which states that over a …

Anton du Beke on Strictly and that kiss‘I’m just disappointed’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“Let’s do the music, bring the music in please,” said Ryan  Tubridy as those unmistakable Strictly sounds caused Anton Du Beke to “do a little ripple with his body”.  It’s a pity you couldn’t see it through your radios but views of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing will be very familiar with Anton’s ripples throughout the years.  He is the …

Is this your broach? ‘It’s smaller than my palm.  It has a painting of a woman inside of it… and then there’s a very small initials on the very side.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Have you lost a priceless family heirloom or are you perhaps an auctioneer in a spot of bother over a missing piece of jewellery and were you in the general Grafton Street area before 5pm on Tuesday 9th October?  If so, Ray D’Arcy could be about to reunite you with your missing broach. UCD student Dearbhla contacted the programme on …