Statia's Snaps“Statia inadvertently, without knowing, ran a youth club before the term was ever coined.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Eating a bag of crisps and drinking Coke from a glass bottle down the local pool hall sounds like paradise to Ray D’Arcy. Or so he told Wexford man Shane Mc Donald as they basked in a wave of nostalgia brought on by Shane’s stories of his home village of Raheen and the legendary Statia Murphy. Statia was the local …

Malcolm Gladwell“The benefits of being trusting are so large, that we can pay the occasional price of being deceived.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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How do some conversations start politely and end in tragedy? Malcolm Gladwell has studied some famous encounters that ended really badly in his new book Talking to Strangers. The writer, journalist and podcaster told Seán O’Rourke this morning that our ‘instincts’ about people we don’t know aren’t always right. Gladwell says this is especially true when it comes to policing. …

Colm Wilkinson“Opening night’s the worst, worst nightmare of all time. That’s the way I am. I’m just a nervous performer.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“Amazingly average” is how Colm Wilkinson describes his life at the moment to Ryan Tubridy. “Average” is not the first word that springs to mind when most people think of the star of Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, winner of multiple awards – and that’s just for starters. Music was in Colm Wilkinson’s childhood, but he …