Judy Collins“I never got involved with him romantically, thank you God – there is a God!”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Judy Collins is the reason why Leonard Cohen became a singer. Yes, that obscure Canadian poet thought he had a terrible voice until Judy convinced him otherwise, as she told Ray D’Arcy this afternoon. The pair met in New York in 1966 when Judy was then the better-known artist, on the way to recording her 6th album. A mutual friend, Mary …

McAuley Place“I just said there has to be a different way for them and for us.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It’s always a bad idea to get Ryan Tubridy started on cake. There’s just no stopping him: Banana bread but without the walnuts, either Pavlova or Victoria sponge will do, as long as the cream is super-fresh, either coffee or chocolate Swiss Roll are acceptable, but it’s the classic jam version he’s really after. Marguerite Sloan made the mistake this morning …

Eating Disorders“It’s a demon, it’s a demon that takes over everyone.”

As heard on liveline

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Conversations about battling, beating and living with eating disorders  have featured prominently on Liveline this week. One voice that’s seldom heard is that of male sufferers. 36-year old Emmet spoke to Joe Duffy on Thursday about his experiences living with anorexia aligned with orthorexia. Emmet told Joe he was happy the topic was being aired, as it affects so many more …

Communication Technology“Can you imagine knowing everything you want to say inside your head, but not being able to say it out loud?”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Danny Millar is currently doing a Performing Arts Course at the National Learning Network’s Roslyn Park College, having completed a TV and Video Production course earlier. He wants to work in the film industry and is a big fan of Quentin Tarantino. So why is he on The Ryan Tubridy Show? Danny has diplegia cerebral palsy, which restricts his ability …

Gluten-Free“So many more people are buying gluten-free products now than actually need them.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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A new report from Safe Food has revealed that 90% of people who buy gluten-free foods do not have a gluten-related disorder or celiac disease. They buy these products in the mistaken belief that they’re lower in fat and sugar and will help them lose weight. Regular Today programme dietician, Louise Reynolds, from the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, spoke …

Family Secrets“To me there was nothing strange about my story because it was my story. And I thought everyone had a strange story.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Making sense of memory can be challenging, especially when family secrets are involved. As David Diebold said to Ryan Tubridy this morning, sometimes we don’t remember events, we remember memories. David joined Ryan to talk about his book, This Is How We Dance, a memoir which chronicles a childhood that was shaken by a revelation worthy of Hollywood. Which is …

Hygiene at Mass“I try and avoid it, but it’s impossible because people will turn around to you and you can’t be downright rude and not put your hand out.”

As heard on liveline

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The coronavirus has got plenty of people exercised and Liveline has heard from some Irish people who are worried about the spread of the disease. But on Tuesday’s programme Joe Duffy heard from Margaret who has long been unhappy that the Catholic Church continues its practice of asking attendees at mass to shake hands when the priest asks them to …

Kelly Doyle“You could see people dropping. People were collapsing. There were buckets down the back of the room with plastic bags in them.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Ten years ago, Kelly Doyle was going through a rough patch and nothing seemed to work for her: she was going to the gym, she was running, but she was still unsatisfied with life and her place in it. There was something missing. When browsing the internet suggested yoga, Kelly thought, well, why not? On this morning’s Ryan Tubridy Show, …