Irish sign language choir‘When you see my choir performing you’re actually seeing the music because we’re expressing it in Irish Sign Language, so it makes the song more visual.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Shirley Higgins is a choirmaster and teacher and has recently been honoured by Dublin City Council for her work. The Home Economics and Science teacher at Holy Family School for the Deaf in Cabra spoke with Ryan Tubridy about her career, and how exactly she helps her students to perform.  “Students come in here in Post Primary at half 8 …

The new ‘Lord of the Rings!Peter Jackson commissions Pierce Healy creations for new movie

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Irishman Pierce Healy has created 10 rings for Peter Jackson’s latest movie and he explained to Ray D’Arcy how it came to be. Here comes the night pic.twitter.com/P2qPdmboZc — Pierce Healy Studio (@PierceHealy) December 2, 2018 Mortal Engines, the legendary filmmaker’s latest futuristic release is out soon.  But how did Pierce’s creations end up featuring in it? A friend of …

DebateIs it Dublin versus the rest of the country?

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Is Dublin favoured over the rest of Ireland when it comes to issues such as investment and employment?  Conor Skehan believes this is not the case.  The lecturer from DIT’s School of Spacial Planning joined Sean O’Rourke on the Today programme to explain his position. “Dublin now is a region, a city region. It takes in most of North Kildare, …

Eddie Cahill on Art over Crime‘I knew I was giving this up. I just needed another goal.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Eddie Cahill, brother of art heist criminal ‘The General’ Martin Cahill joined Ryan Tubridy to speak about his life and the impact that becoming an artist has had on him. At the age of 13, he was sent to Letterfrack Industrial School in Connemara, something which, he says had a big impact on the direction his life went. “If you …

Overindulging at Christmas‘Think before you reach into that tin.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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‘Tis the season to eat everything around us. With cold nights and festive gatherings taking their toll during the Christmas period, how can we hope to avoid overindulging? Dietitian Louise Reynolds sat down with Sean O’Rourke to tell listeners how to stem the turkey tide. Louise isn’t here to ruin everyone’s fun. She’s merely suggesting that maybe it’s a marathon, not a sprint. …

Mapping Hip-hop‘Ireland has been hip-hop for thousands of years, since the story-tellers of old.’ 

As heard on Morning Ireland

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How did hip-hop get so hip? Music professor at UCC, Griff Rollefson, is on a mission to find out. In association with the European Research Council, Professor Rollefson is building a digital map of hip-hop around the world. He spoke with Morning Ireland to talk about mapping sounds from Shanghai to South Africa. Hip-hop has geographically diverse origins, according to Professor Rollefson, which could …

Documentary on OneThe Garda Who Limped

As heard on Documentary On One

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At about 4 am, John Wilson woke to a noise outside his house. When he went to see what had caused it, a morbid sight awaited him. A dead rat had been tied to his front door. The message was not subtle: he was a rat. John Wilson is a Garda whistleblower, responsible for exposing numerous counts of “ticket-fixing” in …