Ryan O'Shaughnessy‘We did it 7 times already. So, if any country can do it, we can do it.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Last night, Ireland’s entry qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 5 years, helmed by 25-year-old Ryan O’Shaughnessy from Dublin. He joined Ray D’Arcy on the phone from Portugal to reflect on a job well done. Ryan described the tense moments where it looked like Ireland might fail to qualify once again. “It was actually pretty tough …

Does age impact creativity? ‘What tends to hold people back is what we assume one should be doing as an older person’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Sean O’Rourke was joined in studio by Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin to ask if age has a bearing on creativity.  The simple answer might be ‘yes’ but the reasons for that are very complex. “One of the challenges of getting older, particularly as people retire is finding a purpose in life and some people find …

Live in StudioAnna & Elizabeth perform ‘Mother In The Graveyard’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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American folk duo Anna & Elizabeth joined Sean O’Rourke ahead of their gig in Dublin’s Sugar Club this evening. They performed their track ‘Mother In The Graveyard’, accompanied by Benjamin Lazar-Davis on keys. Listen back to the full interview on Today with Sean O’Rourke here. Share this Post

The unexpected death of a new partner ‘I found myself meeting his mum a few days after he died and pretty much talking about funerals as the first meeting.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Losing a partner is always a devastating and traumatic experience, but things can become complicated if the relationship is new and hasn’t had time to naturally define itself.  Such was the experience of writer Beverley Sheffield whose partner Paul died 8 short months into the relationship.  She joined Ryan Tubridy to talk about her experience.  Having not heard from Paul …

You can’t stop the floss ‘The whole church is looking on and my son decides to do the floss, right in front of the priest, on the altar!’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Flossing is the Next Big Thing, and it has nothing to do with your teeth.  It is, in fact, a new dance craze that made an appearance at the first Eurovision semi-final and a caller to the Ryan Tubridy Show, Lily, shared a story about how it also made an unexpected appearance at Sunday mass. “So we went to family …