The danger of the online DNA test‘Did they always know and keep it a secret from me?’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Dani Shapiro’s husband was taking an online DNA test to learn more about his heritage and where he came from. It was a bit of fun. On a whim, Dani did one too. But when she got her results back, an answer to a question she hadn’t asked lay before her: her father was not her biological father. The question …

Leg-lengthening surgery‘She’ll keep saying the same thing… Mom, why am I small, why did God make me this way?’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Lisa Walsh’s daughter was born with, “Dwarfism” – or, “Achondroplasia,” to give it its proper name. She’s set to undergo leg-lengthening surgery to give her some extra height. Ryan Tubridy spoke to Lisa about this brave but painful procedure, and what led young Keeva to ask for it. ‘I always remember having to go to Enable Ireland and I remember …

Denise Welch‘Someone told me once that if I took cocaine, it would help how I was feeling.’

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Denise Welsh has been a staple of Irish and British audiences for decades, known for her work on Coronation Street, Loose Women and most recently, as Celia in the touring production of Calendar Girls: The Musical. Denise sat down with Ray D’Arcy to talk about her career, her family and her experience with depression. Currently in Dublin with Calendar Girls: The Musical, Denise was quick to …

Dancing with the StarsHolly Carpenter becomes the latest celebrity to leave the dancefloor

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Model Holly was very disappointed – and slightly shocked – to be the second celebrity voted off, “Dancing With the Stars.” She joins Ryan to prove to listeners, and watchers, that she may be down but she’s not out! Well this is awkward @Briantredmond 😂🤭 I kid I kid 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 pic.twitter.com/mi4ZsBaKhu — HollyCarpenter (@Holly0910) January 28, 2019 Share this Post

Documentary on OnePrince at the Castle

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On the morning of July 30th, 2011, a group of Irish concert production staff arrived at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin.  And they were nervous. They were there to work on that evening’s concert by American pop star, Prince but, although most of them had worked on concerts for years, this one had them thrown.  Because, while Prince was a musical genius; he was …

Public transport etiquette ‘It brought in such a primal violence in me that it actually disturbs me a little bit’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Journalist (and insightful tweeter) Ellen Coyne is feeling enraged.  But why? Ellen had a chat with Ryan Tubridy about how excessive noise from people’s smartphones on public transport brings out the strongest of feelings for her.  She explains what happened. “I was basically overwhelmed with incredulity, sitting on a train for Waterford to Dublin in absolute disbelief that there are …

Oscar nominations success‘We were optimistic but you never want to be too confident.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Ray D’Arcy spoke to Element Pictures film producer Ed Guiney to get his first reaction to the 10 Oscar nominations The Favourite has received. ‘I was up at twenty past five with Andrew watching the announcement… we were optimistic but you never want to be too confident. We thought we’d get a few, it was great to get that many’. Ed Guiney told …

The Marie Kondo Effect‘At the crux of it you’re confronting yourself and your need to keep items that no longer serve you’

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Have you heard about the Konmari method? It’s series of rules that can transform your home and day-to-day life. Listener Vera was trained by Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo and has been inundated with work offers since Kondo’s Netflix show aired earlier this month. “My world has been turned upside down in the last week… “ Vera, who happens to …