New Dad Mike Denver“It’s a tough time for everybody, you’d love to be there to spend time with them and see the birth.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Almost everything we hear regarding hospitals these days is Cornoavirus-related, unsurprisingly. And the restrictions currently in place throughout the country to try to slow the spread of the virus have so many knock-on consequences that’s it’s sometimes hard to keep up. We know all about the effect on sport and socialising. We know travel and tourism has been drastically affected. …

Dressing for Success“It does matter that you dress up for work even though nobody can see you.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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The breakfast is cleared away, the other half is on a conference call from the shed, the children have retreated into their rooms to watch Disney+ do their schoolwork and you’re ready to start your strange work-home hybrid day. Except you’re in your dressing gown. Hmmm – does that really matter? Yes. Yes it does. That’s according to Image Consultant …

Turtle Bunbury“They had this Venetian red pigment and with that they created – invented – the Redcoat.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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If you’ve ever wanted to know why the British armed forces wore red for much of the last four hundred years, keep reading. But the first thing Oliver Callan – sitting in for Ryan Tubridy – wanted to get out of the way when Turtle Bunbury came into studio, was, well, where his name comes from. Turns out Turtle is …

Divorcing God“I hope this documentary gets the secularists to think about what they’re really attacking.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Political satirist, journalist… religious documentary maker? Oliver Callan joined Maggie Doyle in studio this morning to talk about his new television documentary, Divorcing God, which looks at Ireland’s relationship with religion now. As he recounted re-visiting the church in his home town of Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, going to mass for the first time in about 10 years, he told Maggie …

Callan's KicksBrexit, U2 and US Midterms

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On Callan’s Kicks, a busy week for Brexit, plus US midterm elections, U2 in Dublin and a feisty row between Mary Lou and Leo… Click play above for this week’s episode of Callan’s Kicks. Want to download the Callan’s Kicks Podcast?  Click here for iTunes Click here for Android Share this Post

Callan's KicksSt. Patrick’s Day Special

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Leo’s big gaffe in Washington… Six Nations Grand Slam weekend… Ministerial junkets and parades in the regions… Want to download the Callan’s Kicks Podcast?  Click here for iTunes Click here for Android Share this Post

Callan's KicksLEO: ‘I don’t know, Murphs. Maybe we were just too cool for Ireland. You’ve got that sweet beard and a TV heartthrob brother.’

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Politicians find that talking about the thing distracts from the other thing… We hear from those on either side of the Brexit-border omnishambles… And touching tributes from celebs (and politicians) to their mams… Want to download the Callan’s Kicks Podcast?  Click here for iTunes Click here for Android Share this Post

Callan's KicksLEO: ‘If you’re talking about how long the sirloin’s been hung in Buswell’s, then last one there’s a rotten egg. Not a fertilised one, obviously.’

As heard on Callan's Kicks

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Leo and the ministers try to meet to discuss ‘the thing…’ The nation reflects on a momentous shared experience… the Daniel and Majella ‘Room To Improve’. And Michael D. and Sabina discuss another seven years in the Aras. Want to download the Callan’s Kicks Podcast?  Click here for iTunes Click here for Android Share this Post