The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien ‘I think he took a certain delight in the freedom that those different pseudonyms offered him’

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Brian O’Nolan, Brian Ó Nualláin, Flann O’Brien, Myles na gCopaleen, the twentieth-century Irish novelist, playwright and satirist was a man of many names.  He was also a man who wrote a great many letters, letters which help us get closer to the person behind the multiple personae.  Maebh Long, editor of ‘The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien’, joined Sean Rocks …

Strip & Dip World Record Breakers“Basically I said, ‘I’m bald and I’ve only one boob, so they couldn’t say no to me’…”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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‘Breaking doesn’t do it justice, you smashed it‘ noted Ray D’Arcy as he introduced Dee Featherstone, organiser of a world recording beating ‘Strip & Dip’ in County Wicklow over the weekend. The record for the number of naked women running into the sea was 786 and was held by Perth in Australia, however, at the weekend some 2,505 women stripped …

Violence in the home ‘There was just rage all over his face and I just knew I was in deep trouble’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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This article contains a distressing account of domestic violence.  Caroline joined Sean O’Rourke to talk about the brutal assault at the hands of her husband David that left her lying in a pool of blood with her nose broken.  After a three year struggle with the legal system, David recently received an 18 month suspended sentence.  With difficulty, Caroline recalled the …

Republic of Loose frontman Mick Pyro ‘You’re kind of constantly stressing about that so you just can’t really enjoy the success’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Life changed forever for Mick Pyro when his mum brought him to see a Rory Gallagher concert at the age of 12. “I literally wasn’t the same after leaving that gig.  It just blew my mind.  I was in the second row and he was just screaming right at me.  The power of his stage presence was unbelievable.  I still …