WATCHCelebrity Operation Transformation

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X Factor singer Mary Byrne, beauty expert Triona McCarthy, Social Media Influencer James Patrice, singer Kayleigh Cullinan and Chef Gary O’Hanlon are this year’s leaders on Celebrity Operation Transformation. They join The Ray D’Arcy Show to discuss their first days of the OT food and fitness plan.  Click play above to see more. Share this Post

JK Rowling Strikes AgainCormoran Strike gets small screen debut

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The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first Cormoran Strike whodunnit novel was published in 2013 to modest sales, decent reviews and was written by Robert Galbraith.  Except that it wasn’t.  As soon as it emerged that grand high witch of the literary world JK Rowling was the true author, sales obviously skyrocketed and the book went on to win the award for …

The Life and Times of Arthur Murphy‘A lot of people think that the Late Late Show was Ireland’s first TV chat show. Wrong.’

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It might be the longest running chat show in Europe, and the second longest running in the world after The Tonight Show, but The Late Late Show wasn’t Ireland’s first such programme. That honour belongs to a programme called Visitor’s Book, first broadcast in January of 1961.  It was hosted by singer, broadcaster and regular contributor to The Ray D’Arcy …

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

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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’

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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’

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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.’

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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’

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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 …