The GoT Tourist Experience“Chinese and Indian markets are emerging heavily. One third would come from the United States….”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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You have to hand it to the Irish tourism boffins, north and south. If there’s a new angle from which to sell these 32 counties to the international tourist market, they will be on it. The use of Skellig Michael in the filming of Star Wars was very much a home-grown initiative. And the resultant publicity? Well, as the saying …

David Bowie and Queen: The Forgotten Sessions‘It was larger than life. It was a rollercoaster.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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How would you feel if you learned there were recordings of David Bowie and Queen jamming together that have never seen the light of day?  Now how would you feel if you learned that all of them may have been wiped?  That’s the suspicion of Peter Hince.  The former head of road crew for Queen has written a book about …

Decriminalisation of Drugs‘…a drug-free society is just not attainable. It’s just not realistic.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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That is the firm opinion of Tony Geoghegan, Chief Executive of Merchants Quay Ireland, as articulated on Today with Sean O’Rourke this morning. And in fairness, he is not alone. Calls to decriminalise users of drugs have been made in the past by the likes of Fr. Peter McVerry, and many other campaigners and commentators worldwide. But it’s certainly not …

Morning IrelandIt Says in the Papers: Monday July 17th

As heard on Morning Ireland

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Click play above to listen to the stories making today’s papers presented by Clodagh Walsh Share this Post

Cartoon Industrial Complex‘She’s clever enough – Nanny Plum – because she also freelances as a Tooth Fairy.’

As heard on thebusiness

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What can you learn about the world of work from children’s cartoons? On The Business with Richard Curran, reporter Liam Geraghy aimed to find out, as he explored the impact animated programmes have on children, and their parents. From the industrious Ms Rabbit on Peppa Pig, to multitasking Nanny Plum on Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, not forgetting Ryder’s team …

Test Your KnowledgeThe Morning Ireland News Quiz

As heard on Morning Ireland

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Take a few minutes to test your knowledge of the weeks big stories.  It’s the Morning Ireland News Quiz. Share this Post

Is there a job out there for anyone who wants it? ‘Come and show me. Where is it?’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Is there really a job out there for anybody who wants to work? If you are to believe the statistics, we are close to what economists call ‘full employment’, which means the answer to that opening question should be a resounding ‘yes’. But according to one of the people Brian O’Connell met in Limerick, people accessing employment supports, that “full …

Indy Power’s picnic tips“People over-think it a bit… keep it simple, it’s going to be great.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Depending on your point of view, that old summer ritual, the picnic, is either a great celebration of the glorious outdoors, where we can chill, maybe raise a glass of bubbly to the unpredictable elements, and embrace the freshness and vibrancy of alfresco dining. Or, on the other hand, it’s a recipe for self-inflicted misery. Warm beer, equally warm salads, …