Coppers Face Jacks the musical ‘It’s a love across the divide…  between a very innocent young woman from Kerry… (and) the captain of the GAA football team who is also in his day job a car clamper.’

As heard on arena

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It had to happen.  It was only a matter of time before Dublin’s most notorious night club got its own stage show.  Paul Howard of Ross O’Carroll Kelly fame put pen to paper and brought Copper Face Jacks to the stage in the form of a musical.  Helen Meany joined Sean Rocks on Arena to give us a flavour of …

Space dreams‘I realised that I’d actually really disappointed myself in not really actually going for the thing I really wanted most in life… a career in space’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The Festival of Curiosity is “a cultural feast of science, arts, design and technology” which takes place 19th to 22nd July in 14 venues across Dublin.  Miriam O’Callaghan was joined by Dr Niamh Shaw who will be appearing at the festival, who combines her space dreams with her love of theatre and creates unique shows that thrill and educate at …

Caring for family members‘It’s not miserable, it’s not sad but it’s tough.’

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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“In many ways, a family is a safety net of care that protects us against the ups and downs of life but every week, almost 200,00 of us give more than 6 million hours of care to meet the extra needs of those dearest to us.”  So says Brenda Donohue on this weeks Like Family (Wednesdays 10pm, RTÉ Radio 1) that focusses on …

A 14-year-old Ryan Tubridy writes home from Irish college ‘This morning we had to shift three quarter tonnes of turf into the shed.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It’s a memory most of us can relate to – stone walls, drizzly weather and spaghetti hoops on toast.  As secondary school students all over the country head off to the Gaeltacht this summer, Ryan took us back to his own time in Irish college in 1987 via letters he sent to his late dad when he was 14 and …