Callan's KicksBrexit, U2 and US Midterms

As heard on Callan's Kicks

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On Callan’s Kicks, a busy week for Brexit, plus US midterm elections, U2 in Dublin and a feisty row between Mary Lou and Leo… Click play above for this week’s episode of Callan’s Kicks. Want to download the Callan’s Kicks Podcast?  Click here for iTunes Click here for Android Share this Post

Caring for a loved one with dementia‘He was taken off in the back of a squad car.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Michelle McDonagh’s father Séamus was the “life and soul” of any party. After any of her brother’s training sessions, children would be falling over each other to get a coveted seat (or space in the boot) in Mr McDonagh’s car for the journey home because they knew there would be ice lollies, fizzy drinks and silliness. “He could have 3 or 4 of …

Documentary on OneNew York – 1, David – 0

As heard on Documentary On One

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22-year-old college graduate David Atkinson decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.  Armed with experience as a TV reporter, a degree and the necessary documentation (and the prerequisite not-insignificant amount of money required), he successfully bagged the one-year graduate visa.  Except it’s not a one-year graduate visa.  What the visa actually entails is a 90-day dash to get …

Glucksman Ireland House celebrates 25 years with a new book‘In a way the Irish are gatekeepers for subsequent immigrant groups.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Glucksman Ireland House is an idyllic red-bricked bastion of Irish culture in New York.  For a quarter of a century, it has fostered the study of Ireland, Irish American and the Irish diaspora as part of NYU.  To celebrate this, a new book, ‘Being New York, Being Irish: Reflections on Twenty-Five Years of Irish America and New York University’s Glucksman …

WWI: 100 Years On‘They were the cream of the nation. They’re lying over there in Flanders.’

As heard on Morning Ireland

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“100 years ago this weekend, an armistice brought WWI to an end. Countries lay in ruins, empires had collapsed and 40million soldiers and civilians were dead and wounded.” To mark 100 years since the end of the conflict, Morning Ireland has re-broadcast a selection of interviews recorded by reporter Shane McElhatton in 1988. In these interviews, he speaks to some of the last remaining Irish veterans of the war. …