Finding Your Soul Mate Online“I put it out there. And the very next day, literally, four men, completely different, approached me online.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Looking for a soul mate in middle age in the middle of a global pandemic is no joke, but Jeanne Sullivan Billeci assured Oliver Callan, it’s possible to find your soul mate online – but only if you stop putting the wrong you out there. Jeanne, who found love online herself 10 years ago, spent lockdown writing a book about how to …

Anxiety in Children“It’s been a particularly difficult time for new mums, especially first-time mums.” 

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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Pandemic-related anxiety is reaching places most other anxieties never get to. According to Dr Niamh Lynch, Paediatrician at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, babies are showing signs of anxiety, due to Covid-related stress levels in mothers during pregnancy and beyond. Dr Lynch spoke to Claire Byrne about what the last 9 months have been like for mothers:  “I suppose it’s been a particularly difficult time for new …

The Nobody ZoneEpisode 7: New Evidence

As heard on Documentary On One

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The Nobody Zone In a forgotten London underworld, a homeless Irishman kills multiple times without detection, unseen in a world where nobody seems to care. The Nobody Zone is a collaboration between RTÉ’s Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear productions in Denmark.   Episode 7 of 8: As substantial new information emerges, we return to the very first victim that Kieran …

Dublin Zoo in Trouble“Dublin Zoo is a cultural institution, not just for people who live in Dublin, but for everybody in Ireland.”

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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The ongoing pandemic has seen a substantial number of businesses shut down, some with the hope that they can reopen if and when restrictions are lifted. But some businesses have not been able to shut down, even if they have to remain closed. Neasa Hourigan, Green Party TD for Dublin Central, spoke to Claire Byrne about the plight facing Dublin Zoo:  “I suppose …

Coming Out in 2020“One of the main reasons was I didn’t want to repeat myself so many times to people.” 

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Lee O’Reilly’s coming out happened on Instagram, which sounds very 2020, but, he told Ray D’Arcy, he didn’t do it that way because of Covid:  “The main reason for doing it, well, there were loads of reasons for doing it, but one of the main reasons was I didn’t want to repeat myself so many times to people.”  So it was an efficiency …

Rachel's IVF Journey“I was absolutely heartbroken the first time it didn’t work.” 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Rachel Scanlon’s lucky toilet came through for her not once, but twice. What – you don’t have a lucky toilet? Maybe Rachel’s story will convince you to reconsider. On Tuesday’s Ryan Tubridy Show, Rachel – who’s been through IVF an extraordinary thirteen times – started by telling Ryan that before deciding on going down the road of IVF, she and her partner Kevin had experienced a lot of disappointment:  …

The Documentary on One100 Years, 100 Miles

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100 Years, 100 Miles Vincent Murphy pays tribute to his grand uncle Gus McCarthy and all those involved in Bloody Sunday 1920 with a 100 mile cycle from Tipperary to Dublin. 100 years, 100 miles tells the story of Bloody Sunday through Vincent (Jasper) Murphy who pays tribute to all those involved, one of whom was his grand uncle Gus …

Lottie and the Ickabog“On my Dad’s birthday we always go to a coffee shop and buy hot drinks for the next ten people that come in.”

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What do the author of the best-selling book series in history and 9-year-old Lottie Billington from Westport have in common? Well, the Ickabog, obviously. When JK Rowling (for it is she) wanted to recruit some illustrators for her new children’s book, she sent a call out on social media looking for kids to draw the characters in her story. Many applied, but few were chosen. And Lottie was one of …