Zombie House Flipping“You don’t really learn that much on it, I’d say.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Although Zombie House Flipping presenter Ashlee Casserly lives and works in the US, Ryan Tubridy dug deep to get to where in Ireland she’s from and Ashlee crumbled under the pressure, first telling him she was from Mullingar, then admitting she’d actually been born in Dublin, before finally clarifying where exactly in Westmeath she grew up: Coolnahay, on the road out of Mullingar, towards Ballynacargy. Ashlee studied Archaeology and Greek and Roman Civilisation in …

Attack on a Cyclist“I don’t know how I didn’t break my neck.”

As heard on liveline

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“An act of savagery.” That was Joe Duffy’s description on Liveline of the attack on a cyclist in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains last weekend. The cyclist, John, was biking through the Sally Gap, as he has done many times in the past, when a car came up beside him. A man leaned out of the passenger side and pushed John off his bike. This …

The Velvet Mafia“They’re not only dealing with the stigma of being homosexual but they’re also dealing with rampant anti-Semitism.”

As heard on arena

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The Swinging Sixties conjures up images of bowl cuts, Brylcreem and backcombed bouffants and, most notably, the advent of the Rock Star, as we know it today. And the story of the men behind these stars is the tale Darryl W Bullock sets out to tell, the men he calls The Velvet Mafia. On Monday night’s Arena, Seán Rocks chatted …

A Guide to Punk Rock“There was nobody saying you can’t do that, you’re a girl. So God bless punk!”

As heard on Today with Claire Byrne

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Punk Rock evolved as a backlash against the ‘free love and peace’ mantra of the hippy movement, as Cait O’Riordan explained to Philip Boucher-Hayes, sitting in for Claire Byrne on the Today programme. The former bass player with The Pogues shared her knowledge and her personal stories about the musical and social phenomenon that was punk rock. It’s part of Today with …

Actor Thaddea Graham“There is this expectation of, unless it’s great, we’re not going to make another one.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Thaddea Graham was surprised when her agent suggested she read for the part of a Victorian gang boss, as she told Ryan Tubridy today. Now, almost two years later, the 24-year old from County Down says she’s overwhelmed with the attention she’s been getting for her performance as Bea in new Netflix drama The Irregulars. Speaking to Ryan on the phone …

Actor Amy De Bhrún“I always say a mis-spent youth watching Brookside was what I was channelling.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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We’ve all been there – you land a part in a big TV show, do some great work on the season you’re in, your scouse accent getting the thumbs-up from real scousers, but your on-screen spouse dies, and you think that’s that, it was good while it lasted. But then you get the call – can you come back for the next season? Surprised but …

Drivetime Study HubEpisode 24

As heard on Drivetime

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Evelyn O’Rourke presents episode 24 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 …