Tyson Fury“I heard a voice in my mind say, ‘Don’t do this. Think about your kids and think about your family.’”

As heard on Today with Miriam

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Tyson Fury is a born fighter. Named for one of the world’s greatest, Mike Tyson, his family’s boxing legacy stretches back 200 years. Tyson told Miriam O’Callaghan that his first great battle set him up for his future career: “I believe I was born for this. I was born premature and I died three times as a baby.” Tyson has …

Westboro Baptist Church“It was absolutely devastating to realise the full effect and the magnitude of the cruelty of what we had done.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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When does Twitter ever get the credit for making an online conversation less toxic? Megan Phelps-Roper’s experience on Twitter confounds the stereotype. The former Westboro Baptist Church member spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning about the role Twitter played in her conversion from anti-LGBTQ rights protester to champion of tolerance and inclusivity. She tells her story in a new book, Unfollow: A Journey …

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton“These stories are inspirational because the women are not perfect, there is no such thing.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have both enjoyed independent success across the bestseller lists. They’ve recently joined forces however, to create a compendium of inspirational women entitled, The Book Of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories Of Courage And Resilience. Mother and daughter joined Ryan Tubridy this morning to discuss their latest project, US politics and why female role models are …

My Yellow Brick Road

My Yellow Brick Road“Make me feel like I’m normal.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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We all know what it’s like to feel stuck in a rut and how hard it can be to get out of it. ‘My Yellow Brick Road’ is a new series beginning on RTE2 tomorrow night that focuses on giving people the jump-start they need to get back on track. Claire Balding, insta-famous for candidly documenting her struggles with alopecia, …

threats against public representatives

Brian O'Connell“One TD told me he got a mass card sent to his house with his name on it.”

As heard on Today with Miriam

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The recent arson attack on Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny’s car sparked a national conversation about threatening behaviour towards our public representatives. RTÉ reporters Brian O’Connell and Alistair McConnell conducted and exclusive investigation on the subject, surveying all sitting TDs about their experience of the issue. This morning Brian revealed the findings on Today with Miriam O’Callaghan, saying;  “No one …

Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow“I was part of a system that silences women.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ronan Farrow’s latest book ‘Catch and Kill’ sounds like a spy-thriller filled with double-agents, double-crossing and dastardly deeds. It is all of these things, but there’s not a word of fiction in its pages. The book tells the story of Farrow’s reporting on allegations of sexual abuse by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and his efforts to …

LGBT+ Ally Role Model“He came out of his session and said, ‘You know, it’s just amazing to meet people like me and they’re all totally normal like me.’”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Mum of two Aisling Gannon has just been named a 2019 Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender + Ally Role Model in recognition of her work on workplace diversity and inclusion. She told Ray D’Arcy this afternoon that a few short years ago, she didn’t know what the “T” in LGBT+ stood for, even though she had used the acronym many times. Her teacher came …

Evanne Ní Chuilinn on Adoption“Some people thought it was OK to lie to adopted people because, you know, adopted people didn’t have any power.”

As heard on Today with Miriam

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Sports journalist and documentary maker Evanne Ní Chuilinn told Miriam O’Callaghan this morning about adoption and the unique way her adoptive dad reached out to her birth mother when she was growing up. Evanne was adopted at a time when there was little or no contact between adoptive parents and birth parents, let alone between birth parents and children.  But her …