Motown Records ‘Every single thing they released in the early 60’s was just gold.  It was a hit factory.’ 

As heard on arena

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Jim Carroll continued his occasional series on the history of record labels on Arena, celebrating the iconic sound of Motown, a label that started almost 60 years ago and provided us with some of the greatest pop songs ever written.  As Jim puts it, “Every single tune they released in their hay day up to I suppose the mid 70’s …

The Postman who stole €1mYou’re trying to play God and predict the future.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Tony O’Reilly was a late-starter when it came to gambling. He made his first bet in 1998 at the age of 24: £1 on a football match. He got £46 in return, “nearly half a week’s wages”. In 2011, Tony was arrested for stealing over €1,000,000 from his employer, An Post, to pay for his gambling debt. He joined Ray D’Arcy tell him …

The Psychology of Panic-Buying‘We’re hugely influenced by what other people around us are doing.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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If you followed the news coverage of the last few days, you might be forgiven for thinking that the general public was operating on a kind of Jekyll and Hyde protocol, digging their neighbours out of snow drifts and then fighting those same neighbours for a loaf of bread in the local shop. Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, came on Today with Sean O’Rourke to offer an insight into …

Alannah Beirne on Dancing with the Stars ‘I would try and encourage girls that are tall to stand up tall…  Don’t be afraid to be tall’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Alannah Beirne and Vitali Kozmin served up a spicy samba and bagged themselves 24 points in this week’s Dancing with the Stars.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep them from the dreaded dance-off and ultimately from elimination but for late entry to the competition Alannah, taking part in the series has been a win. “It’s been such an amazing experience, …