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

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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.’

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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’

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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 …

Dancing With The Stars‘It turns into a farce when better dancers have to leave because of a strong GAA vote’

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Emotions were running high on The Ryan Tubridy Show this morning after last night’s Dancing With The Stars semi-final, in which boyband member Dayl Cronin was voted off. “I am hugely disappointed, it’s obviously not about your talent as a dancer or your professionalism,” said one listener, “After last night’s fiasco, I certainly wouldn’t watch it again”. Another listener texted: …

DWTS Katherine Lynch‘The competitiveness last night churned my stomach, it was time for me to go’

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Katherine Lynch became latest casualty of the dreaded Dancing with the Stars dance-off last night, with the judges choosing to send her home instead of singer, Dayl Cronin. But as Katherine told Dave Fanning this morning, she has no regrets about being voted out after nine weeks. She was “in it for the joy”, she said, and felt the increasing …

Teresa Mannion‘I used to laugh at people on Strictly when they’d cry…Now I know how they feel’

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Last night, very sadly for her legion of fans across the country, she became the latest celebrity to hang up her dancing shoes on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars. And this morning, Teresa Mannion joined Ryan Tubridy feeling “utterly wrecked” and “punch-drunk” from the experience. “I have come out of the bubble…My family was the dancing group, everything was about …