Polly Devlin“The truth is that when you’re ignored or when you’re dissed, you often get quite a good interview.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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If you’ve ever racked your brains trying to decide who would make the perfect guest at the dinner party of your dreams, save yourself the bother and simply invite Polly Devlin around for tea. A natural storyteller, she had Ryan Tubridy and his listeners enthralled with tales of Princess Margaret doing the dishes, Orson Welles making her cry and John …

Teenage Diary‘Tonight mummy permed my hair, it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. It’s nice and curly.’

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Bronagh McAtasney kept a diary all throughout her teenage years in the ’80s, growing up during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. pic.twitter.com/7jEwyFRNen — NornIronGirl1981 (@NrnIrnGirl1981) January 1, 2019 She spoke with Ryan Tubridy about her decision to tweet excerpts from her diary on a daily basis, and the reaction it has received. All of what you’d expect from a teenagers …

Dancing with the StarsWeek 1 Performances analysed by judge Lorraine Barry

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Dancing with the Stars returned to screens this weekend and Judge Lorraine Barry joined Ryan Tubridy to give her expert analysis of the first performances. Week 1 meant it was the male celebrities taking to the dance floor to strut their stuff with sharp dressed man Darren Kennedy opening season 3 of the hit RTÉ show. On Darren’s partnership with …

Eddie Cahill on Art over Crime‘I knew I was giving this up. I just needed another goal.’

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Eddie Cahill, brother of art heist criminal ‘The General’ Martin Cahill joined Ryan Tubridy to speak about his life and the impact that becoming an artist has had on him. At the age of 13, he was sent to Letterfrack Industrial School in Connemara, something which, he says had a big impact on the direction his life went. “If you …

Liz Nugent on 'Divine' inspiration for latest novel‘That song stayed with me from the first day and I played it over and over again, examining the lyrics’

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Picture the scene, It’s (give or take) 10 years ago.  You’re listening to Ryan Tubridy on the radio, and you hear Divine Comedy and their song ‘Lady of a Certain Age‘.  You’re immediately inspired. Author Liz Nugent joined Ryan Tubridy today to discuss how the concept for her 3rd book ‘Skin Deep’ was formed.   It’s a tale of intrigue about …

Dara O'Briain‘Stand up does disappear and that is both its weakness and its strength. It means we’re constantly having to renew’

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Dara O’Briain is back on home turf and lighting up stages and lives around Ireland with his Voice of Reason tour. He joined Ryan Tubridy to the talk about his excitement at the prospect of spending a decent chunk of 2018 here in Ireland. While he is very much London-based, he says he loves checking in with friends and family …

Seán McGinley ‘Being an actor, doing it for a living certainly was nowhere on my radar… There was no conception of something like that happening’

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Braveheart, The General, Gangs of New York, Donegal-born actor Seán McGinley has been there, done that and maintained an admirable level of humility despite a stellar career.  However, acting was never the plan.  He joined Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show to talk about where it all began. “I fell into drama accidentally.  I was in UCG doing my …