Live in studioBrian Deady performs “Wichita Lineman”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Corkman Brian Deady joined guest-host Brenda Donohue in studio on The Ray D’Arcy Show  this week, where he performed “Wichita Lineman”, written by Jimmy Webb and first made famous by Glen Campbell. Brian’s track, “Eloise”, is currently in the Irish charts ahead of his March tour around the country. You can find more information at briandeady.com. Listen back to the …

Driving Advice from Anton Savage‘Get absolutely all the snow off your car…don’t go out if you don’t have to.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Today with Sean O’Rourke asked broadcaster and motoring expert Anton Savage to give listeners some tips for driving on snow-covered roads during Storm Emma.  Anton is keen that drivers keep in mind how quickly road conditions can change and to think about what they should do in the event that it is no longer safe to keep driving. “If you’re on compacted ice, there are a …

Remembering Dermot Morgan20 Years On

As heard on Morning Ireland

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It’s 20 years to the day since the death of comedian Dermot Morgan in 1998. Morning Ireland paid tribute to the late comic with a look back at his career. As a satirist on Scrap Saturday, the inimitable Father Trendy on The Live Mike and of course, as Father Ted Crilly, Morgan carved out a path of his own in Irish comedy. Ensuring that, 20 years after his death, he is still making people …

Arena SessionsDavid Kitt performs “Made it Mine”

As heard on arena

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David Kitt battled through the bad weather to treat Arena listeners to a couple of tracks on the show last night. He performed “Made it Mine”, “There will always be this Love” and “Still Don’t Know”, accompanied by Margie Lewis. Listen back to the whole show, including an interview with David, on Arena here. Share this Post

Olivia O'Leary‘Newspapers will run good-news stories. They don’t have to be pressurised to do it.’

As heard on Drivetime

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In the “big snow” in the 80’s, I was on Political Correspondent duty in The Irish Times. And, of course, the snow was the story. The country had ground to a halt and the people were complaining that the government wasn’t doing enough and that the roads hadn’t been cleared. Nothing was happening over in the Dáil Political Correspondent’s Room, …

Katherine Lynch on International Women's Day‘It’s not about having power over men. It’s about having power over yourself.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Katherine Lynch joined Brenda Donohue in studio this afternoon on The Ray D’Arcy Show to talk about RTÉ’s upcoming celebration of International Women’s Day. But Brenda had to get through all Katherine’s job titles first… “Singer, comedian, actor, dancer, star of stage and screen…” “Wino”, added Katherine, topping off the list. Katherine is just one of the panelists who will be featured at the event, along with Margaret …

Supermarkets run out of bread as Storm Emma Approaches‘Expensive, cheap, everybody’s just stocking up on whatever they can at this stage.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Reporter Evelyn O’Rourke was live outside Supervalu in Balally on this morning’s Today with Sean O’Rourke, giving listeners a glimpse into the frenzied food-buying in action ahead of the arrival of Storm Emma. She told Sean that the store is “confident” they can meet customer demand after shortages yesterday. “They ran out of bread here yesterday afternoon by 3 o’clock. So, they’ve doubled their orders.” Reassuring listeners that the shelves …

First Dates' Angie‘I’m doing this for my daughter, Yvonne.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Ryan Tubridy’s guest this morning and star of tonight’s First Dates, Angie Downey, met Ryan once in the Avoca in Monkstown and “got all excited”. Little did Ryan know then, when they “passed like ships in the day”, that Angie would soon be joining him on air. Angie has worked in St. Michael’s Hospital in Dún Laoghaire for 30 years and is a warm, positive person, an incredible feat of resilience in the face of the hardships she has …