The Fregoli Heart Project

The Fregoli Heart Project“It was like an antidote to all the hate press, all the stuff about borders and differences.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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At 91 Burt Bacharach is still performing live and still closing his shows by singing, “What the world needs now, is love sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of”. Over half a century after this hit song was written, its sentiment sadly holds true. Galway based theatre company, Fregoli clearly feel it too and have decided …

Sarah Corbett Lynch with Ryan Tubridy

Sarah Corbett Lynch“It’s not really about blood to me, it’s more about love.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Sarah Corbett Lynch’s personal story has its origins in great tragedy. At 12 weeks old she lost her mother, Margaret Fitzpatrick (31), to an asthma attack. Eight years later in 2015, having moved to the US to start a new life, her father Jason Corbett (39) was murdered by her step-mother Molly Martens, and her father Tom Martens. Following a …

Ray D'Arcy and Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer“I find that if I’m doing a project with someone else, I’m able to enjoy it, I can actually appreciate it, because I’m not completely responsible for it.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Eoin Colfer is a busy man. He’s got books, shows, musicals and movies on the go at the moment, but thankfully took time to join Ray D’Arcy live in studio to talk about ‘Artemis Fowl’ spin-off ‘The Fowl Twins’. Myles and Beckett (named after two of Colfer’s Irish literary heroes) came into the world as non-identical, conjoined twins. Myles is …

Annie Atkins and Ryan Tubridy

Annie Atkins“I will probably never work on another movie that is so cherished and pays so much attention to graphic design.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Annie Atkins’ work on film sets is totally tangible, yet its value is utterly intangible. As a graphic designer she brings a director’s vision to life, providing actors with props that help them to inhabit their characters and audiences with detailed visual landscapes that allow them to suspend their disbelief. Annie is one of the best in the business, part …

Femicide Report“It is absolutely without doubt that where women are at risk of violent death, it is predominantly in their own home.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Seán O’Rourke spoke to Sarah Benson, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, on the release of their annual Femicide Report. The survey has been putting together statistics on domestic abuse and on the violent deaths of women since 1996. One of the findings of the report is a connection between domestic violence and murder of women by their partners. The Women’s …

Robbie Williams“Our place is like Grafton Street at Christmas.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Can you imagine Robbie Williams presenting the Late Late Show? Well, he certainly can. Robbie and Ryan Tubridy chatted like old mates today, covering everything from making music to the joys of being a dad. Banter aside, it sounds like Ryan needs to watch his back: “Yeah, I’m coming for your job. I’m gonna be doing TV next year. Not …

Laura Whitmore“Sometimes you think you’re having the perfect life, but it’s not as perfect as you think it might be.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Laura Whitmore has appeared on our screens in many different guises: MTV presenter, Strictly contestant, brand ambassador – and now screenwriter and actress. She told Ryan Tubridy this morning how she came to write and star in her short film, Sadhbh, which gets its premiere as part of the Irish Film London Festival this weekend. “Maybe in Ireland particularly, growing …

Baby sleep advice from Erica Hargaden

Baby Sleep Expert“Wake a baby every morning at 7 o’clock.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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If you’re the sleep-deprived parent of a wee baby, chances are you’ve begged, bargained and beseeched your baby. Please. Just. Go. To. Sleep. Certified Child Sleep Consultant, Erica Hargaden has been there. She joined Brenda Donohue on The Ray D’Arcy Show to share her top tips for helping your baby to get to sleep – and stay asleep. Erica had …