Lords of Strut‘We’ve been confusing audiences since 2009.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Famous Séamus and Sean-tastic from Lords of Strut joined Ray D’Arcy ahead of their show, Release the Freak, in Dublin’s Sugar Club. They had dressed for the occasion, both wearing their best sequined jumpsuits. Famous Séamus says Release the Freak is “all glitz and all glamour” and full of the “the freakiest, funniest bangin’ dance routines possible”. And if you can’t make it tonight, you might see the guys starring in their own sitcom instead. …

History as a non-compulsory subject ‘It is precisely this era where we need a sustained exposure to truth, to evidence’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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History as a core subject is being written out of history.  As of this September, it will no longer be a compulsory subject in secondary schools.  President Higgins has expressed his concern over this change, as has Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, who joined Sean O’Rourke to explain why. Speaking of the diverse range of subjects …

The man who closed an island‘President Duterte does things his own way. He has a way of kind of cutting through protocol, bureaucracy, good sense…’ 

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Borocay, an idyllic beachy island in the Philippines, is the latest in a line of tourist destinations falling prey to being “over-travelled”. The Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte, has temporarily closed the island, citing concerns about the preservation of the island’s beaches in the face of over-development and sewage problems. Travel writer Fionn Davenport joined Sean O’Rourke to talk about the problem of over-development in tourism …

Olivia O'Leary on CervicalCheck‘If authorities thought that silence might protect trust in the system, they now know it did the exact opposite.’

As heard on Drivetime

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Secrets. This is a country full of secrets. And because we haven’t faced up to them, they’re always there, ready to trip us up, like a minefield that hasn’t been cleared. There’s a saying psychologists use: “Secrets are the rocks on which we perish”. The truth of that struck me this weekend reading Rosita Boland’s extraordinary interview in The Irish Times with a man who …

Digital detox adventure for teens ‘It’s a throwback to what people did years ago but unfortunately we’ve lost sight of how to actually have a little bit of fun’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Anyone who lives with a teenager knows that they tend to be inseparable from that ubiquitous appendage, the mobile phone.  Between apps, snaps and socially mediating their lives, it can seem as if screen time is taking over.  While this behaviour is by no means limited to teens, they are from a generation that never knew any differently and that’s …