Fighting Mental Health Stigma with Art‘We’ll have two shows of live spoken word.  We’ll also have live street art…  For a small fee we’ll write a personalised poem to you…’

As heard on arena

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First Fortnight is upon us, a festival aimed at destigmatizing issues surrounding mental health.  As part of the programme, Out Straight, a collective that celebrates urban life and art, is taking over The Bernard Shaw Pub in Dublin on Saturday 6th January.  They’ll be putting on a visual art and poetry extravaganza aimed at bringing to light social and economic …

Relationship advice for 2018‘It’s really, really scary to actually just try and be intimate with somebody’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Marriage Counsellor Dr Ray O’Neill from Then Comes Marriage joined Brenda Donohue in studio on The Ray D’Arcy Show to talk about some of the ways we can improve our relationships in 2018. First things first: get your phone out of the bedroom. Ray listed off some of the ways mobile phone and social media use can cause sleep issues and tension in relationships. “They’re reading the phone and you’re actually just trying to …

Best Reads 2018‘There are very few times when I open an envelope upstairs in the office and I make a little squealing sound…  One of which was when Donal Ryan’s book arrived.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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2018 has dawned fresh and hopeful and full of great reads.  To point you towards some of the best your bookshop has to offer, RTÉ Gold presenter Rick O’Shea, and Raven Book’s Louisa Cameron joined Sean O’Rourke with a few of their top picks. It there’s one read Rick is excited about in 2018, it’s the latest Donal Ryan offering. …

A day at Galway District Court‘I’m on holiday and I’m being sent to an Irish prison.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Reporter Paddy O’Gorman was in studio on the Today with Sean O’Rourke programme this morning to talk about his time interviewing defendants outside Galway District Court. There were quite a few cases on the book for Judge Mary Fahy to preside over. One man was visiting Ireland from the US when he called Gardaí claiming he had been threatened by passersby. He was arrested for possessing two knives following a Garda search. According …

The return of Dancing with the Stars ‘You’re so tired, you’re emotionally drained…  People see you for what you are…  I think that’s what makes it so exciting.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It’s time to shake off those January blues and gasp at death-defying displays of dexterity on the dance floor. Well, maybe we’ll give them a few weeks to warm up to that.  Dancing with the Stars makes its triumphant return to RTÉ One Sunday January 7th at 6.30 and on the back of last year’s spectacular season, we’re expecting thrills, …