Cold Feet Novel ‘They came up with the idea of writing a stand-alone novel to bridge the gap between 2003 and 2016’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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If you’re a fan of Cold Feet, chances are you’ll have wondered what the characters were up to between 2003 and their return to our screens in 2016. While the series reboot alluded to the lost years, it was largely left up to the viewer’s imagination. Well, you’ll soon know. Irish author Carmel Harrington has been commissioned by the creator …

Pauline McLynn‘Painting Portraits and Poultry’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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If you watched last year’s Painting the Nation on RTE One television and thought, ‘I could do that’, well, now you can. Pauline McLynn and co will soon be back touring the country, challenging six amateur artists to put their unique spin on some of our nation’s most stunning landscapes and you could be joining them. You know you want …

Redwater‘The writing is excellent, the directing is excellent…we were like kids in a candy shop really’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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EastEnders spin-off Redwater finally debuted on Sunday night on RTÉ One. The six-part series, which was filmed in Dunmore East, Co Waterford and Co Wicklow over five months last year tells the story of what happens when Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie) travel to Ireland in search of Kat’s long-lost son. Irish actor Oisin Stack, who played …

A 30-Year Old Murder Solved‘When he was found guilty last week, he started to cry.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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If you commit a crime and spend nearly 30 years living your normal life, entirely unpunished, does that mean you got away with it? John Joseph Malone of Newpark, Kilkenny was found guilty last Thursday of the murder of Ann “Nancy” Smyth on 11 September 1987 at her home on Wolfe Tone Street, Kilkenny. He was given a life sentence. …

Julian Simmons‘My mother must have known I was gay but I never had the conversation with her’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Julian Simmons was on duty as UTV’s continuity announcer when his mother passed away on Christmas Eve 7 years ago. “I couldn’t ask anyone to step in for me at that stage,” he said, “I had to do TV that night”. ‘So there I was on television doing the updates with the undertaker beside me, ‘do you want flowers’ and …

Chanelle McCoy‘Men and women in business, we have different skill sets. Women naturally probably have a bit more empathy about them.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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That’s the word from Chanelle McCoy, one fifth of a majority-female panel on the new season of Dragon’s Den, a panel that includes Barry O’Sullivan, Eleanor McEvoy, Alison Cowzer and Gavin Duffy. According to Chanelle: ‘Women need men in business and men need women in business. We work very well together. It’s not that men or women are better in …

Fir, Marú agus Grá‘87 percent of women who died violently were killed by men they knew’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Thirteen days after her family reported her missing in 2012, Aoife Phelan’s remains were discovered in an oil barrel buried 10 feet under ground behind haulier Robert Corbet’s property. The pair had been in a casual relationship and, as Corbet told the court in his subsequent trial for murder, he “snapped” when she told him that she was pregnant, threatening …

DWTS Aidan O’Mahony‘I was like the panto villain’

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‘First Brexit, then Donald Trump, and now Dancing with the Stars’ That’s how one listener to The Ryan Tubridy Show summed up their feelings towards Aidan O’Mahony’s victory in last night’s Dancing with the Stars final. The former Kerry GAA footballer took home the Glitterball ahead of bookies favourites Aoibhín Garrihy and Denise McCormack, prompting accusations of parochial voting and …