The classified ads ‘There was a time when I did a report on a monkey for sale in the Evening Echo classifieds…  In a way, a look back through the ads is something of a social history of the country’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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From long distance love to long-lost treasures, there’s no knowing what you’ll find people seeking or offering in the classified sections and Brian O’Connell continued his occasional series of stories behind the ads.  He joined Richard Curran on the Today programme to explain his mission. “What I’m looking for really are the stories behind the small ads such as the …

The entrepreneur bringing broadband to all of Ireland ‘Every man, woman and child will get wired is this country.  It will start in September.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Irish-American entrepreneur David McCourt is aiming to be the man who will bring broadband to the entire island of Ireland.   He joined Ryan Tubridy to talk about his extraordinary life and his huge plans.  As regards the broadband, Ryan was curious, can he do it? “First of all, the national broadband plan has been getting a lot of flack because …

Eurovision entry backing dancer Alan McGrath ‘He wanted to use a same sex couple in the video and then make the song, like, universal love is love.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It’s all eyes on Lisbon this Saturday night and for the first time in five years, we’re proud to have a horse in the race.  After Tuesday night’s semi-final, the Irish delegation hit international headlines when a Chinese broadcaster censored the Irish performance due to the same-sex couple performing a dance routine on stage.  Ryan Tubridy spoke to one of …