Peter Daly's new play Money‘Some of this is very embarrassing…  I figured, I couldn’t tell this story without being very honest about it.’

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The inimitable THISISPOPBABY theatre company have launched their ‘Where We Live’ event as part of the St Patrick’s Festival and as part of it, Peter Daly brings his play Money to The Complex in Smithfield.  Peter, who wrote and is performing in the play, spoke to Sean Rocks on Arena about what you can expect. “It was going to be …

Listener Tara on her mother Geraldine‘She is, quite literally, the spine that keeps me standing.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Geraldine Dunne was waiting for a call from “the Pyrite Man” this afternoon when she got Ray D’Arcy on the line instead. Ray was calling to let her know that her daughter, Tara, had written into the show saying Geraldine deserved a treat because of how much she has helped her during the tough times. And there have been more than a few tough times. An emotional Tara wrote in an email to Ray that her mother is “the …

Stacey Dooley and the Women on the Front Lines‘In any kind of harrowing, hostile environment, there’s always amazing people trying to counterbalance the bad.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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In just 10 years, Stacey Dooley has made 90 documentaries for the BBC. She came to prominence in 2008’s Blood, Sweat and T-shirts, a documentary on child labour and slavery. Stacey joined Ray D’Arcy to talk about some of the remarkable women she’s met along the way, to mark International Women’s Day and to celebrate the launch of her new book, On the Front Line With the Women Who Fight Back. …

Culture round up: What to watch ‘I think a lot of people will be surprised that they will really like that show actually.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Sean O’Rourke was joined by Patrick Freyne, Features Journalist with the Irish Times and Roe McDermott, Film Editor with Hot Press magazine to talk about the ones to watch when it comes to TV, Netflix and movie releases. Something that Roe was very interested in was the upcoming film Mary Magdalene starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix. “It’s one of …

Nerve Agents‘They are very, very dangerous. In very small amounts.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a park bench in England last Sunday afternoon, victims of poisoning by a nerve agent. They remain critically ill following the incident, along with a member of the police who first attended the scene. Skripal is a former Russian double-agent and it is thought this was an attempt to assassinate him. Emeritus Professor of Environmental Toxicology at Leeds University, Dr Alastair Hay came on Today with Sean O’Rourke to discuss the popularity of …

President Michael D Higgins‘It’s important to realise in relation to all these equality debates that it isn’t only women that lose.  It’s the society that loses.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Ryan Tubridy celebrated International Women’s Day with a visit to Leinster House for “tea, coffee and conversation” with those who work within its hallowed halls.  He also marked the occasion with an interview with President Michael D Higgins.  Celebrating 100 years of Irish suffrage, President Higgins said, “In the 19th century, being represented in parliament was perceived as being a …