Documentary on OneThe Garda Who Limped

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At about 4 am, John Wilson woke to a noise outside his house. When he went to see what had caused it, a morbid sight awaited him. A dead rat had been tied to his front door. The message was not subtle: he was a rat. John Wilson is a Garda whistleblower, responsible for exposing numerous counts of “ticket-fixing” in …

Dermot Bannon‘We’re trying to find projects every year that we haven’t done before…’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Dermot Bannon popped by the Ryan Tubridy show for a chat about the next series of Room to Improve, and his perspective on what makes a house a home. A call-out has been made for anyone interested in putting forward their home building project for Ireland’s most famous TV architect.  Dermot says there are no limits to what he would …

My Groban, My Guinness‘Guinness gives you strength. You know, it’s good for the voice, good for the vocal chords…makes you a little more confident with the high notes too.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Actor, singer and songwriter Josh Groban joined Kathryn Thomas on the line on The Ray D’Arcy Show ahead of his 3Arena gig this Sunday to talk about fond memories, a changing fanbase and the health benefits of Guinness. Kathryn asked if Dublin locals might expect to see Josh patronising a pub or two during his visit. And the answer is a resounding yes. After the gig, …

Stand Against Injustice‘It was like, if we use Barry George’s name we’ll have good revenue.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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In 1999, BBC Crimewatch presenter Jill Dando was murdered. Barry George was wrongly convicted. He spent 8 years in prison. Barry’s sister Michelle Diskin has written a book about his story called ‘Stand Against Injustice’ and she spoke to Ryan Tubridy about her family’s experiences, including the impact of media interviews after Barry was found not guilty on appeal. “He’d …

Irish sign language choir‘When you see my choir performing you’re actually seeing the music because we’re expressing it in Irish Sign Language, so it makes the song more visual.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Shirley Higgins is a choirmaster and teacher and has recently been honoured by Dublin City Council for her work. The Home Economics and Science teacher at Holy Family School for the Deaf in Cabra spoke with Ryan Tubridy about her career, and how exactly she helps her students to perform.  “Students come in here in Post Primary at half 8 …

The new ‘Lord of the Rings!Peter Jackson commissions Pierce Healy creations for new movie

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Irishman Pierce Healy has created 10 rings for Peter Jackson’s latest movie and he explained to Ray D’Arcy how it came to be. Here comes the night pic.twitter.com/P2qPdmboZc — Pierce Healy Studio (@PierceHealy) December 2, 2018 Mortal Engines, the legendary filmmaker’s latest futuristic release is out soon.  But how did Pierce’s creations end up featuring in it? A friend of …

DebateIs it Dublin versus the rest of the country?

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Is Dublin favoured over the rest of Ireland when it comes to issues such as investment and employment?  Conor Skehan believes this is not the case.  The lecturer from DIT’s School of Spacial Planning joined Sean O’Rourke on the Today programme to explain his position. “Dublin now is a region, a city region. It takes in most of North Kildare, …

Eddie Cahill on Art over Crime‘I knew I was giving this up. I just needed another goal.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Eddie Cahill, brother of art heist criminal ‘The General’ Martin Cahill joined Ryan Tubridy to speak about his life and the impact that becoming an artist has had on him. At the age of 13, he was sent to Letterfrack Industrial School in Connemara, something which, he says had a big impact on the direction his life went. “If you …