Meals on Wheels“I think it must be quite frightening for them to say that the one thing they have lost is the liberty to go where they want.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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In the ongoing crisis, everything has to be measured through the viral lense of COVID-19 and charities are no exception. Thousands of older people across the country rely on the services of meals on wheels to provide them with lunches and dinners. But the current Coronavirus restrictions mean that their services are more important than ever. Today with Seán O’Rourke …

Organ Donation“Niamh came along one day and said, ‘I’ll give you a kidney’.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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If, while you self-isolate, you happen upon the description of a TV drama with a story that takes the hero from the depths to the heights, making a lot of stops along the way, and you find your interest piqued and you read on. There’s a descent into alcohol and drug-taking, a taxi driver with a big knife, the redemptive …

Bridie Sweeney sings Happy Birthday

Heart-warming Radio“Now wait ‘til I tell you, my great-grandchild is 10 tomorrow in London. If I gave you his name, would you say Happy Birthday.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Anxious? Overwhelmed? Perturbed by people’s obsession with toilet roll? Do yourself a favour and take a moment to listen to Tallaght native Bridie Sweeney, who sent her infectious positivity out across the airwaves to us all – and to one person in particular, on today’s Ray D’Arcy Show. Ray has spoken to Bridie before and they’re like old pals at …

Harlan Coben, author of The Boy From The Woods

Harlan Coben“We like the ordinary man in the extraordinary circumstance. In my books I try to put you in that person’s position.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Whether you’re into 24 hour news, books, boxsets or YouTube tutorials (on literally anything), we have an understandable, if insatiable, appetite for content at the moment. If you’re in the market for a new book or a popular series you may have missed first time around, Ryan Tubridy spoke to multimillion selling author and creator of Netflix hits Safe and …

Coronavirus and the Homeless“I just believe that the sadness that’s going to prevail in another week or two in the country is going to hit everybody very, very hard.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The spread of the coronavirus has made life difficult for most people: everybody’s had to change the way they spend their day and some people have lost their jobs or their businesses. Today with Seán O’Rourke reporter Brian O’Connell told Seán about the remarkable scenes at Cork Penny Dinners, as restaurant owners, forced to close their premises, arrived at the …

Cancelled Wedding“We got to say our vows and do the rings and that’s the bit that I was most excited about on the day anyway.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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With all the wordlwide Coronavirus-related major trauma that fills our news feeds on a daily basis, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the pandemic has also had many knock-on effects on the sort of things that used to pass for normal life in Ireland. The ban on large gatherings initially meant many people tried paring back the numbers at their …

The Nobody ZoneEpisode 5. Another Side

As heard on Documentary On One

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The Nobody Zone In a forgotten London underworld, a homeless Irishman kills multiple times without detection, unseen in a world where nobody seems to care. The Nobody Zone: a true crime series from RTÉ in Ireland and Third Ear in Denmark. Episode 5: Another Side As Kieran Patrick Kelly descended into a life of murder and violence, he displayed a number …

Tommy Tiernan“It’s such a strange festival, St Patrick’s Day, I still haven’t got a grip on it.”

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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Language failed Tommy Tiernan while he was talking to Marty Morrissey on St Patrick’s morning. This hitherto-unknown event wasn’t something the comedian/actor/chat show host was too worried about, though. Tommy was describing his faith, and it’s a concept which he believes defies language. And, just to prove his point, he went on to fail to get to verbal grips with …