Rainer Hoess“I’m the grandson of Rudolf Hoess, who was the former and founder of the Auschwitz extermination camp in 1940.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Monday marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Ryan Tubridy spoke to Rainer Hoess, who, at Ryan’s urging, began by letting listeners know, in no uncertain terms, his background: “I’m the grandson of Rudolf Hoess, who was the former and founder of the Auschwitz extermination camp in 1940. So he was responsible for more than 1.3 million …

Aoife Hearne of Operation Transformation on vegetables

OT Dietician Aoife Hearne“We want children to eat in response to their own internal cues for hunger.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Every family has at least one horror story of a perfectly civilised Sunday lunch descending into open warfare just because of a humble vegetable left untouched, unloved and uneaten. In the vast majority of cases aversion to vegetables is a childhood phase that we tend to grow out of. It’s been a lifelong challenge however for Operation Transformation leader Shane …

Armando Iannucci“The only person I could see playing David Copperfield was Dev Patel.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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When your CV includes The Thick of It, Veep and The Death of Stalin, then adapting one of Charles Dickens’ most celebrated novels for the big screen might seem like a bit of of a pivot. But Armando Iannucci reminds us on The Ryan Tubridy Show this morning that Dickens is funny: “We forget he’s funny. He’s really funny, a …

Santis O'Garro - Debt Free“I’ll always help people. That’s something I’ve kind of gotten addicted to.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Running into the sea naked and screaming was how Santis O’Garro originally planned to celebrate when she was 100% debt-free. After paying off the last chunk of the €15,000 at the Credit Union, she kept the togs on when she filmed herself for Instagram on Portmarnock beach, announcing to the world that she had hit her target: “So, basically I …

Terry Gilliam“I’ve always had this belief that the film is making itself – I’m merely the hand that writes.”

As heard on arena

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The moment where a character in a movie reveals that they’ve known all along that they’re in a fictional world has been around long before the word “meta” entered the urban dictionary. And the man who invented this cute technique: the author of Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes. That’s according to director Terry Gilliam, who’s finally releasing his Cervantes-inspired film The …

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh & Anne Cassin“Oh I went for it like nothing else. I asked to see the bosses about it, I went for it, I pitched it. “

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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“Exhilarated” is how Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh  says she feels after a long day filming for her new role on Nationwide. Both Anne Cassin and Bláthnaid dropped in for a chat with Seán about their new partnership on the show.  Bláthnaid told Seán she couldn’t be happier: “Yeah, I’m loving it. It was great. You know when you come back and yeah, you’re wrecked …

Jonny Dymond“In the end the contradictions and the conflicts of interest were too many and they just couldn’t sort it out.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Fairytale royals try very hard to escape their dismal destiny, only to find that every step brings them closer to fulfilling whatever curse has been laid upon them. Time will tell if Britain’s Prince Harry will succumb to traps like those set for storybook princes and princesses, but royal watcher Jonny Dymond thinks the prince might be in for a tough …

A Wake-Up Call“I had to take a step back and examine my relationship with alcohol.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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35 year old Fiona Cooney couldn’t get back home from Canada this Christmas, so she and her Irish housemates decided to make their celebrations in Vancouver “as Irish as possible”, as she told Ryan Tubridy today. Christmas Eve ended early with Fiona blacking out and being rushed to hospital with her friends worrying she had died. The experience has been …