Hubert de Givenchy ‘He will live on forever as an amazing fashion and style designer.’

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Iconic fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, or to give him his full title, Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy passed away on March 10th of this year at the age of 91.  He founded the house of Givenchy in 1952 and was famed for his collaborations with actress Audrey Hepburn.  Marie Brennan from the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons …

Louise O'Neill on Almost Love‘I don’t think any of the characters in this book are villains…It’s really about how damaged people inflict damage on other people and on themselves.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Author Louise O’Neill sat down with Ray D’Arcy this afternoon to talk about her new book Almost Love (her first book outside of the “Young Adult” label), mental health, feminism, dealing with trolls and reclaiming The Little Mermaid. Louise told Ray that the jump from “Young Adult” to “Adult” came about because she wanted to push herself out of her “comfort zone”. Almost Love follows …

Watch the interview in full: Mary McAleese‘My youngest brother, my baby brother, was seriously physically, sadistically abused’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Former President, Mary McAleese spoke with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1 about a number of issues, including her recent comments on the Catholic Church, the 8th Amendment and clerical abuse at St. Colman’s College in Co. Armagh. McAleese was recently barred from speaking at the “Why Women Matter” Conference at the Vatican, where she was due to deliver a …

Mother's Day at the Graveyard‘We don’t forget who brought us into this world.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Paddy O’Gorman spent Mother’s Day at a graveyard in Dublin that was so busy the designated carpark was “overwhelmed” by visitors. He came on Today with Sean O’Rourke to tell Sean about some of the people he met there. One of those people was Dennis Ward. He was visiting the grave of his mother, Bridie, who died in 2014. “We don’t forget who brought us into this world and she made you …

Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE‘Theirs was an unconventional coupling…  My mother was white, my father was black.  Society was not in favour of this kind of union.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Acclaimed double bass player and professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE spoke to Ryan Tubridy about the extraordinary and poignant story of how her Irish mother met her Nigerian father in the 1950’s. “Theirs was an unconventional coupling…  My mother was white, my father was black.  Society was not in favour of this kind …