The Olivia O'Leary column‘Is it possible that the abortion issue might be the one that breaks the tribal lines in the North?’

As heard on Drivetime

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Nobody knows more than the fella in the pub. The combined knowledge of a dozen university departments are as nothing when compared with the profound wisdom of the fella in the pub. The same fella knew more about having babies, about classical music, about politics than any of us who might claim some expertise in the area. Indeed, my husband, wandering in …

Sting‘I think you need a professional vanity just to get on stage…I’m just professionally vain.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Ray D’Arcy was joined in studio this afternoon by Sting. He’s in Dublin premiering the play, The Last Ship, for which he wrote the music and lyrics. And it is a play, not a musical, he says. “Musicals are mainly, you know, a cartoon or a fairy story. This is about real people and it’s not a jukebox musical at all. It’s a …

That con-woman that scammed Dubliners out of their holiday money‘She had fooled everybody and she comes across like a lovely girl.’

As heard on liveline

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Pauline thought she had stumbled onto a good deal when her daughter mentioned she had run into a woman who had just started her own travel agency and was eager to get some customers. She said her name was Kelly. Kelly put together a holiday package for Pauline and her husband, spent a few hours chatting with them at their home and …

The key to exam success‘You don’t need to be reading rafts of new information.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Tomorrow is Day 1 of exam season, with an estimated 120,000 Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students facing their first papers. Guidance counsellor and education expert, Brian Mooney joined Richard Curran on Today with Sean O’Rourke to give advice to students, their parents and everyone supporting them over the next few weeks. Brian stressed the importance of trying to relax before tomorrow, as …

Bill Clinton on his new thriller ‘I think in some ways today in the crazy world we’re living in… you can sometimes tell people more about the way things work in a work of fiction than in a straightforward policy book’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“I’ve wanted to write a thriller for years and I’ve never gotten around to it,” Bill Clinton told Ryan Tubridy, talking about the book he has co-written with James Patterson entitled ‘The President is Missing’.  The former president is a huge fan of the genre, saying, “I read a lot of them when I was president.  I read a lot …