“60 marriages. 92 babies. Riverdance is a Love machine”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Padraic Moyles has performed Riverdance more than 5000 times. He’s been the lead male dancer since 1999. And he even met his wife as part of the Riverdance troupe. As one of 60 marriages to emerge from Riverdance, it’s fair to say that this spectacular of Irish music and dance has played a defining part in his life, and that …

"She should openly and fulsomely apologise…"

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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As the Democratic National Convention gets underway today in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the formal nomination from her party as their presidential candidate, 2016. But much like the Republican Convention last week, it’s not the cross-party celebration it should be. She has a problem in terms of likability and trust. Ah, a lot of Americans believe that there’s …

“I knew this would embarrass my children and that proved irresistible.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Following her appearance on Celebrity First Dates, Esther Rantzen’s star is yet again in the ascendancy.  She firstly spoke with Dave Fanning about why she chose to enter the Reality TV show. “They were really kind and warm and clearly wanted the best for the people that were taking part. They weren’t there to turn them in to freaks or …

"I'm Female, 45, Clean licence. Full no claims bonus. Insurance increased €800 to €1200"

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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This is probably no news to you, but motor insurance premiums are going through the roof! Figures from the CSO show that car insurance premiums rose by 32% in 2015, the sharpest increase on record. And in fact, based on current rates, they have increased by 60% since January, 2014. “Woman in early 50s. Insurance premium €550 last year, up …

"The holiday paid for itself" — Gill Carty, Airbnb host

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It’s only eight years old, but with a current value of $25 billion, Airbnb has already established itself as not just an extraordinary business success, but a cultural phenomenon. Gill Carty and Ashton Bell are two such Airbnbers (is that the right term?) They have both welcomed holidaymakers into their homes, and are amongst the 7000 active Airbnb hosts in …

"I don't think Ireland is in the top league of those under immediate threat."

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Politicians, police and security officials are coming under increasing pressure to counter the threat of terrorism, in the wake of the horrific attacks in Nice, Paris and Brussels. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed when he arrived in Nice to commemorate those killed in last week and, inevitably, calls for an increasingly hardline approach to security have become louder. …

"I don’t want to be known as one of those people who goes from reality show to reality show trying to make something of themselves."

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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He rose to fame on the 2011 reality show, Signed by Katie Price. He finished in fifth place in series 9 of the X factor. That was 2012. And then, in 2013, another “reality show” beckoned…. The daddy of them all, so to speak. Celebrity Big Brother. Maybe we’ll just repeat that quote, from Rylan Clark’s interview with Dave Fanning …

"He’s not polarising, he’s exposing. He is calling out the establishment."

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Don King, Godfather of Bling. The title alone makes it seem completely appropriate he would not just attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, but attend as one of the cheerleaders for the now-official Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. “There is still so much infighting. But the people got the nomination. I’m going to respect that leadership because I …