Kingsmill survivor Alan Black‘I thought the only chance I had was not to flinch. Not to move. At all costs, don’t move.’  

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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The Kingsmill Massacre took place on January 5th, 1976. 10 Protestant workmen were shot and killed near the village of Kingsmill, Co. Armagh. Alan Black was the only survivor. He joined Miriam O’Callaghan on Sunday with Miriam to discuss the controversy surrounding Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff appearing to mock the event on social media.  As reported today, Mr McElduff is to stand down as a Westminster MP with immediate effect. Alan recounted the …

Working as a Carer in Ireland‘I could nearly just work in McDonald’s and probably get more hours and more pay.’

As heard on liveline

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Anna is one of approximately 15,00 home-care workers in Ireland servicing 25,000 homes. Today, Joe Duffy heard her story on Liveline. Anna explained that she is having an issue with her agency-mandated work schedule that results in long days but sparse hours. “My first call may be at 9 o’clock in the morning. My last call could be at 9 o’clock at night. …

CAO Choices‘If you’re panicking, don’t panic!’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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It’s a nervous time for sixth-year students as CAO deadlines loom and for many, the biggest choice of their lives thus far has to be made.  Career guidance counsellor Brian Mooney joined Sean O’Rourke to calm a few frayed nerves and proved some words of wisdom for the truly perplexed.  First of all, don’t panic.  The deadline isn’t really a …

Dancing with the Stars’ Brian Redmond‘I don’t see it as being harsh…  I think that’s one of the qualities that any good judge has.  They need to be dispassionate.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Dancing with the Stars’ very own Mr Mean (granted a very nice Mr Mean) Brian Redmond dropped into studio with Ryan Tubridy for a post-game analysis on ladies’ night.  The six girls strutted their stuff for the first time and Brian says “it was fabulous!”  Ryan is a big fan of Brian’s honesty on the show and wants to talk …

Blue Monday ‘The bank balance is empty, the light hasn’t returned.’

As heard on Morning Ireland

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It’s officially Blue Monday, dubbed the saddest day of the year.  On Morning Ireland, reporter Cian McCormack probed further into this phenomenon, finding out where the concept comes from and what we can do about it. Cian spoke with Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times who explained that Blue Monday is actually an artificially constructed concept invented …

Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff‘Nobody knows how bad it can be because nobody can predict what Donald Trump is going to do’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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It’s the book that promised to be so explosive the release date had to be brought forward to protect it from the threatened legal action by the White House. Its author, and the man of the moment, Michael Wolff spoke to Sean O’Rourke to answer the questions on everyone’s lips. First of all, how bad can things actually get? “The …

Documentary On OneMighty Mac

As heard on Documentary On One

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Master upholsterer and Limerick man Ger McNamara has a very difficult challenge ahead – to restore a rare and collapsed 18th century ‘Bellamy’ couch that other upholsters refused to take on.  That’s not all Ger has on his plate.  Oh no.  There is also the small matter of a world record on the line.  In his other life, Ger is …

Meryl Streep on Oprah 2020‘She’s…much more qualified than the current occupant of the White House.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Ryan Tubridy had barely introduced Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep this morning before Tom Hanks offered a correction to the order of the billing. “That should be Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks please.“ The pair were on The Ryan Tubridy Show to talk about their new film, The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg. It chronicles The Washington Post’s coverage of The Pentagon Papers story in 1971.  Against the odds, it’s Streep and Hanks’ first time working together but it seems safe …