Drivetime Study HubEpisode 23

As heard on Drivetime

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Evelyn O’Rourke presents episode 23 of an interactive half-hour of advice and support for second-level students, especially those preparing for the State Examinations. Along with advice on planning, study tips and online resources, Study Hub features some of the country’s best teachers, taking students step-by-step through the key Leaving Certificate subjects and exam papers. Study Hub also reflects the opinions and concerns of …

Poet Victoria Kennefick“A coming-of-age book about what it means to be a young woman growing up in a world where the world wants to eat you.”

As heard on arena

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When poet Victoria Kennefick declares that, as a vegetarian, she doesn’t judge meat-eaters, Arena host Kay Sheehy jumps in, saying, “I think you might.” It’s a fine gotcha moment from the pair’s engaging discussion of Victoria’s début collection, Eat or We Both Starve. And Victoria concedes that maybe she does – but she tries not to. But the book isn’t just about consuming what is commonly regarded as food, but also …

Introduction To Trad“People have a new-found appreciation for traditional music, which is fantastic.”

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is a born influencer. Speaking from the Baile na nGall studio from West Kerry, her enthusiasm for Irish traditional music was such that Claire Byrne said she was sold without hearing a single note. Muireann was chatting to Claire as part of series on where to begin with a musical genre that you’re not familiar with. As …

Drivetime Study HubEpisode 22

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Evelyn O’Rourke presents episode 22 of an interactive half-hour of advice and support for second-level students, especially those preparing for the State Examinations. Along with advice on planning, study tips and online resources, Study Hub features some of the country’s best teachers, taking students step-by-step through the key Leaving Certificate subjects and exam papers. Study Hub also reflects the opinions and concerns of …

Dr Dance“There’s no such thing as you can’t dance. Humans are born to dance.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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When we see tiny babies responding to music and wiggling to a beat before they can stand, we are looking at proof that human beings are born to dance. That’s according to Dr Peter Lovatt (also known as ‘Dr Dance’), who spoke to Ray D’Arcy about his research into the psychology of dance and the amazing benefits that can be …

Mental Health Waiting Lists“Everyone’s mental health is under strain at the moment.”

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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Barry Lenihan’s report on the effects of the pandemic on Ireland’s mental health services for Today with Claire Byrne is chock-full of the sort of statistics that, when collected and delivered en masse, are pretty shocking. Here’s what Barry told Claire about what he called “a significant spike in demand” for various mental health bodies’ services:  “Samaritans says its volunteers have listened for almost 73,000 hours since lockdown 1 last March, as thousands contacted its helpline; …

Drivetime Study HubEpisode 21

As heard on Drivetime

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Evelyn O’Rourke presents episode 21 of an interactive half-hour of advice and support for second-level students, especially those preparing for the State Examinations. Along with advice on planning, study tips and online resources, Study Hub features some of the country’s best teachers, taking students step-by-step through the key Leaving Certificate subjects and exam papers. Study Hub also reflects the opinions and concerns of …

Speechwriter Cody Keenan“It still takes your breath away when you see the crowd stretched out down around the corner.”

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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When President Barack Obama visited Ireland 10 years ago, he was supposed to stay the night and enjoy some downtime, but a pesky volcano had other ideas. Obama’s speechwriter, Cody Keenan, told Claire Byrne that the US Air Force made the call that meant the presidential party didn’t stay overnight at the Merrion Hotel and enjoy a session in O’Donoghue’s Pub, arranged by the …