My Trans Life‘You’re going to learn a lot. Not just about being trans but being young in Ireland in general.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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A new two-part RTÉ documentary series, My Trans Life, takes a look at the lives of 5 Irish transgender people. Three of the documentary’s participants – Dylan, Lily and Jamie – joined Ray D’Arcy in studio. Lily felt it was important to participate in the documentary in order to connect with anyone who feels “alone” or “vulnerable”, particularly underage transgender teenagers and their parents. Lily’s mother Miriam, who …

Chupi Sweetman‘You go in with your jewellery and you sit in front of these incredible buyers who see all of the most amazing stuff all over the world and go, ‘Hi. Hi, I’m brilliant’.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Life is sweet for jewellery designer, Chupi Sweetman. The Wicklow woman has been going from strength to strength designing jewellery for the past 5 years. She spoke with Ryan Tubridy. Ryan asked about Chupi’s unusual first name. “I blame my parents. They worked over in Central America speaking Spanish the whole time. So, they came back to Ireland still very much in love with speaking Spanish. And it means ‘baby’. So, it’s basically …

Arnott's at 175‘I could not really get over how big the place was and how glamorous it was even then, with the perfume and jewellery and the fashions.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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When Gerard Nolan was 17, he got a job working at Arnott’s department store in Dublin. Now 93, he feels like he never really left. He spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning on The Ryan Tubridy Show, which was broadcast live from Arnott’s to mark the store’s 175th birthday. Ryan remarked that it was rare to meet someone “so dapper”, describing Gerard’s outfit of a tweed suit, tortoiseshell glasses and waistcoat for listeners. Gerard put …