Love Island's Greg O'Shea“I’ve missed out on a good chunk of money, but I’m happy and that’s all that matters.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Last year’s Love Island winner Greg O’Shea told Ray D’Arcy this afternoon that he doesn’t know when the next Irish bombshell will be landing on the Island, but he did say he thinks they are on the hunt for Irish candidates, judging by the amount of people who have got in touch with him for advice on how to clinch …

Funeral Director David McGowan“Why wouldn’t you bring a kid to a funeral? A four-year old child has the capacity to learn four languages.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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When it comes to burying our dead, we Irish have moved with the times in some ways but have held fast to tradition in others. That’s according to Sligo funeral director David McGowan, who spoke at length to Ray D’Arcy today about his 40-year career as a funeral director. David says that in Ireland, most families who traditionally waked loved …

Marita Conlon-McKenna“The famine was a ghost and it stepped on to the ship with them.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Author Marita Conlon-McKenna wonders if she was a bit mad to take on another book about the Irish Famine. Her famine-themed children’s book, Under the Hawthorn Tree (1990) continues to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike and is used in history classrooms across the globe. She told Ryan Tubridy this morning that she couldn’t resist working on the topic again after …