Drummer Ralph Rolle on The Jackson Five‘This little guy came out named Michael and he tore the room apart…At that moment I said, I have to do that. I have to be on stage like that.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Drummer Ralph Rolle has played with some of the biggest names in the business: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Sting, Bette Midler and others. He’s currently touring with Nile Rodgers and Chic, including a date in Malahide Castle this June. He joined Ray D’Arcy to take a look back at his career and what is yet to come. Working with Stevie Wonder was filled with laughter, Ralph told Ray. “He’s …

Vicky Phelan‘By God, am I going to take these guys on.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Vicky Phelan joined Ray D’Arcy on the line this afternoon to discuss the latest developments in her case concerning her missed cancer diagnosis due to an incorrect smear test result. Vicky told Ray that she has found today very upsetting, as the numbers of women affected by missed cancer diagnoses become clearer. The latest figures suggest 17 women of the …

Gardening Tips‘Remember that we’re probably running three or four weeks late’.

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The sun is out (at least, temporarily) and it’s shining a light on the corners of our neglected gardens. To help get our fingers green again, Today with Sean O’Rourke featured some advice from garden designer Paul Martin. First things first, Paul says, keep in mind your schedule of planting. “For most people, just to remember that we’re probably running three or four weeks late. Normally a lot of …

Pat McDonagh on automating the takeaway‘People do order that extra bit, an extra 20% on average when they’re ordering online.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Could it be possible that the next time you order a snack box, it will be served to you by a robot? Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh says he plans to introduce more automation in branches across the country. He joined Sean O’Rourke to tell him what this might mean for workers and the future of the industry. The need for greater automation came about because of a shortage …

Life with a violent child ‘This week I got a black eye from my 9-year-old-son.’ 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“I wonder if it’s possible to admit that you can’t help your child,” began an email to The Ryan Tubridy Show as a mother expressed her despair and helplessness over her 9-year-old son’s aggressive behaviour. “I have been kicked, punched, bitten and verbally abused for most of his life…  I have tried to help him with therapy.  He has been …

Mary Black on great writers‘To say something in two lines that would probably take me 3 pages to actually say. That’s what the beauty of an amazing writer is.’

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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Mary Black is back.  After a very difficult couple of months, the legendary singer is ready to tour again.  She spoke with Miriam O’Callaghan about her challenging health scare as well as her ongoing passion for music. The friendship and musical connection between Mary and songwriter Jimmy McCarthy is well known, and much loved.  Having written the remarkable ‘No Frontiers‘ …

Imelda May ‘First of all, it’s best if you don’t talk down to somebody…  Sit down and talk beside somebody, look them in the eye, because people, they’re humans and most of us are quite close to being homeless at any moment in time.’

As heard on The Marian Finucane Show

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Imelda May will ‘Rock Against Homelessness’ along with a host of big names on  Sunday May 13th in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.  Acts will be joined on stage by the High Hopes choir, which is comprised of people who were all homeless but have since found accommodation.  Ahead of the gig she joined Marian Finucane to talk Brexit, losing Trump supporters …

Pets‘If you can read a dogs body language and read what makes them comfortable and what makes them uncomfortable, that will make your job really easy.’

As heard on thebusiness

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They say a dog is a man’s best friend and it’s no secret that we are a nation of animal lovers. Ahead of the annual Pets in the City event, organised by Dublin City Council, newshound Liam Geraghty hit the streets and met with some of the city’s businesses that are making it easier for you to pamper your pooches. …