CervicalCheck‘We’re pretty much no further down the road than we were a month ago with regards to having questions answered.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Rallies took place across the country yesterday as the organisation Standing4Women, a group set up in the wake of the CervicalCheck scandal, called on the government to take further action. Sean O’Rourke was joined by Rosie Condra and Stephen Teap. Rosie Condra is one of 209 women who were given inaccurate smear test results, which were subsequently sent for audit without their knowledge. Stephen Teap is the husband of the late Irene Teap, who died of cervical cancer …

Live Music in StudioPaddy Casey & Saoirse Casey

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Paddy Casey & his daughter Saoirse joined Today with Sean O’Rourke for a performance of ‘Turn this Ship Around’. Share this Post

Space Dreams in Ballina‘The support has been amazing and the little kids come up to me and go, oh my God, you’re going to be the first Irish person in space!’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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On his tour of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ryan Tubridy stopped in Ballina where he took a detour into space with native woman Dr Norah Patton, whose passion for all things intergalactic has meant that her life’s goal is to travel into space one day.  To help make that a reality, Norah studied aeronautical engineering in college and is completing …

Emma Murphy Fights Back‘I’m living proof that it doesn’t have to end…there is life after abuse.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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In 2015, 26-year-old Emma Murphy posted a video online. In the video, Emma has a black eye. She told those watching that she was the victim of domestic violence. Her words had a huge impact and listeners will be glad to know that in those intervening three years, Emma’s life has changed completely. She joined Ray D’Arcy to talk about life after abuse and …

Illegal Adoptions‘My birth certificate is a lie.’

As heard on liveline

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A number of callers spoke to Philip Boucher-Hayes on Liveline about the revelations regarding the improper registration of adopted babies by the St Patrick’s Guild between 1946 and 1969. Paula, who was raised in America by Irish parents, told Philip that when she found out that she had been adopted, she watched the film Philomena and contacted a group listed on the film’s website for help. …

Summer Reads‘I like to sling something in my suitcase that’s just a good page-turning thriller’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Bob Johnston from the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar and Dalkey and Louisa Cameron from Raven Books in Blackrock joined Sean O’Rourke this morning to recommend some of their favourite summer reads this year, whether you’re reading them from sunny Spain or sunny Stepaside. Louisa recommends I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, a true crime book by the late Michelle McNamara. It details McNamara’s investigation into The Golden State …

Bill Whelan and Roundstone‘It’s just a very special place’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“How long would I be in Dublin before I started recording the cuckoo!” wondered Bill Whelan, chatting to Ryan Tubridy about Roundstone life.  In a swap-around of the natural order, Bill is in Dublin while Ryan is visiting Roundstone in Connemara on his tour of the Wild Atlantic Way but the long-time fan and resident of the village couldn’t let …

Getting the shift in Roundstone with Ciara King‘There’s silence and all you can hear is the sea lapping up to the walls and the seagulls and the sun and it really is beautiful’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“Roundstone is a haven.  Roundstone is an escape,” said 2fm broadcaster Ciara King of her native Connemara village.  Ryan Tubridy caught up with her for a chat while on his tour of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ciara was more than happy to talk about Roundstone’s appeal. “You know when people describe having an idyllic childhood, I had an idyllic …