The Documentary on OneThe Man From Tallahassee

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The 1980s was a golden period for Irish basketball. It was the first time Ireland had professionals playing team sports, crowds were in their thousands at games up and down the country and the first ever shirt sponsorship deals were done. The success was due in part to the arrival of dozens of American professionals who played alongside the locals …

NC Grey“The first few weeks after surgery, I cried myself asleep and cried myself awake.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Dublin-based singer and songwriter, NC Grey was in studio with Ryan Tubridy this morning. Originally from London, NC – real name Patricia Olufemi – moved to Ireland in 2009, staying with her aunt in Co Carlow, something she describes as “a massive culture shock”. “Moving from a big city to a place which, at the time, had no public transportation was …

Returning to work after a mental health difficulty

Professor Jim Lucey“Returning to work is a key part of mental health recovery.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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One in four of us will experience a mental health difficulty at some point in our lives. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, misinformation and stigma remain. Deciding whether or not to disclose details of a mental health issue to employers and colleagues can be stressful for people returning to work. Professor Jim Lucey, Medical Director of St. Patrick’s Mental …

Car-Free Cities“It feels like a more safe and pedestrianised city.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Oslo hasn’t banned cars from its city centre, but it has removed the majority of parking spaces as of January of this year, replacing them with bike lanes and green spaces. Axel Bentsen, Chief Executive of Urban Sharing in Oslo, told Seán O’Rourke that the city has used the space that was previously used for parked cars for wider footpaths, …

Demystifying protein

Louise Reynolds“Vegetarians can absolutely get all of the protein they need.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Protein is having a bit of ‘a moment’. It’s fast become the must-have nutrient from a marketer’s perspective, popping up in everything from bread to chocolate bars. Thankfully Dietician with the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, Louise Reynolds, joined Seán O’Rourke this morning to demystify protein. What is it, why do we need it and where can we get it? …

Recommendations for summer reads

Summer Reads“It’s very comforting to read authors you’re familiar with.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Whether you’re a sun-worshipper or an activity junkie, there are certain things that all summer holidays have in common: proximity to a body of water, be it chlorinated or salty; easy access to a steady supply of perfectly-chilled beverages; and at least one family member permanently marinated in factor 50. The other staple is, of course, a good book. DJ …

Donncha O'Callaghan“The times I’ve been proudest to be Irish are around UNICEF staff, UN workers, out on the field.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Former Irish rugby player, Ireland’s Fittest Family coach and UNICEF Ambassador, Donncha O’Callaghan joined Ryan Tubridy in studio this morning to talk about his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is currently experiencing a terrifying Ebola epidemic. Ebola is a virus which causes Ebola haemorrhagic fever, a deadly disease: 50% to 90% of people who catch it don’t …

Saskia Kremer“Stress just builds up. And it’s a muscle that slowly and slowly tightens and we’re not even aware of it.”

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Sitting in a car with Mother Teresa, the 12 year old Saskia Kremer decided that she wanted to be a nun. Talking this morning to Ryan Tubridy, Saskia described Mother Teresa as, “very, very intense – personally present to whoever she would meet”. And her attention would be the same, whether that person was the president or the shopkeeper. That …