Majella Moynihan

Majella Moynihan“They thought they’d break me. They didn’t.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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RTÉ Radio 1’s Documentary on One kicked-off a new season with The Case of Majella Moynihan last weekend. Within hours of airing, the story made headlines, began trending on social media and became a national talking point. This morning, the woman at the centre of the story joined Seán O’Rourke in studio to share her experience and her hopes for the …

Diego Maradona“He’s a child in many ways. He’s a lost, vulnerable child who becomes well known.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Pelé or Maradona? Most football fans will come down on one side or the other when it comes to which is the best player in the world… ever! The director of Senna and Amy (for which he won an Oscar) Asif Kapadia, like most people of a certain age, remembers seeing Maradona playing in the World Cup in the 1980s …

Divorcing God“I hope this documentary gets the secularists to think about what they’re really attacking.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Political satirist, journalist… religious documentary maker? Oliver Callan joined Maggie Doyle in studio this morning to talk about his new television documentary, Divorcing God, which looks at Ireland’s relationship with religion now. As he recounted re-visiting the church in his home town of Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, going to mass for the first time in about 10 years, he told Maggie …

Virtual Dementia Tour

Virtual Dementia Tour“You don’t know whether she needs to be sectioned or cuddled.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Dementia is a diagnosis met with universal dread. Often alluded to as ‘the long goodbye,’ most of us fear watching a loved one succumb to it as much as developing it ourselves. The nature of dementia means that it can be hard for those living with it to explain what it’s like. To coincide with National Carer’s Week, professional care …

Mindhunter“To understand the artist, you must look at the artwork.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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The modern history of serial killers in fiction has brought us a huge variety of charismatic and intelligent – but hugely deranged – antagonists. The likes of Hannibal Lecter, Tom Ripley, Buffalo Bill and Dexter Morgan are compelling men (and they are almost always men) who tend to dominate stories, even when they’re not front and centre. It was while …

Tom Bradby suffered with insomnia

Tom Bradby“One day I had to admit that I couldn’t go on.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Journalist Tom Bradby reported on ceasefires, riots and royal weddings during assignments as ITV’s Ireland, Foreign and Royal correspondent respectively. Today he anchors the channel’s iconic News at 10, but recently took time out due to a mental health issue. “I wasn’t sleeping well, then one night I couldn’t sleep at all and that became quite a crisis. I mean …

Island Life“You’re ten minutes from something breathtaking at all times.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Scones with secret ingredients, goat-burping and a whole lot of ham and cheese sandwiches . Yes, The Ryan Tubridy Show Wild Atlantic Way Tour has hit the Aran Islands. And on Inis Mór, among the (many) people Ryan spoke to this morning, was journalist Megan Roantree, herself a native of the island, now resident in Dublin, where she works for …

Senator Martin Conway“I became the first legally blind, visually impaired member of the Oireachtas.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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The Ryan Tubridy Show Wild Atlantic Way Tour paused in Ennistymon, Co Clare this morning, where Ryan invited Senator Martin Conway and his wife, Breege into the chip van for a chat. “I became the first legally blind, visually impaired member of the Oireachtas and you know, that was exciting and challenging. Difficult, but very enjoyable.” Ryan asked Martin to …