Should Ireland participate in Eurovision 2019?‘Boycott the darn thing. I don’t think we should be seen in Israel.’

As heard on liveline

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Former Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan and broadcaster Mick Murphy joined a discussion on today’s Liveline programme about Ireland’s participation in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv. Both men are calling for a boycott. Charlie thinks that Eurovision organisers should “make a statement” and try to locate the event in a different country. “They should have it somewhere else…I think they need to make a decision but if …

Ronan Farrow on breaking the Weinstein scandal‘There was a lot of intimidation. There were a lot of threats…people I trusted turned on me.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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American journalist and former Department of State official, Ronan Farrow, joined Sean O’Rourke on the line this morning. Farrow recently won a Pulitzer prize for his work writing for The New Yorker about the sexual abuse allegations concerning producer Harvey Weinstein. Farrow’s first book, War On Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence stems from his experiences working in the realm of diplomacy. And it’s fair to say it’s comprehensive. …

Tubridy Show Darkness Into Light letter response‘I felt trapped, alone, ashamed and I hated myself…and through it all, I slapped on a smile for people.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Following a huge response to yesterday’s email from a listener who told Ryan Tubridy he was feeling suicidal, Ryan read out some messages of support and empathy from listeners who had been touched by the man’s words. The Ryan Tubridy Show team are encouraging the man to get in touch with them so they can assist him in finding help. A listener sent us a letter (transcribed word-for-word below) …