Rex Ryan on acting and his late father ‘I was very close with him and we had some great times.  I’m profoundly influenced by him.’ 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Share this Post

Rex Ryan is terrified, but he’ll get over it.  He joined Ryan Tubridy to talk about his new one-man show in Smock Alley, Pilgrim, by Philip Doherty, that is still giving him the shakes even though he has performed it over a hundred times. “I didn’t think I’d be nervous.  It’s inevitable though.  Just before going on last night, you …

Forensic Anthropologist Sue Black ‘I know this may sound odd but you build a relationship with the cadaver because it’s teacher and student working literally hand in hand’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Share this Post

Forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black joined Ryan Tubridy to talk about a life in death, which also happens to be the subtitle of her memoir, All That Remains.  She spoke to Ryan about her love of her science and the incredible breakthroughs that she has seen in its advancement during her career.  Describing what she does, Sue says, “My job …

Fr Tony Coote on coping with his Motor Neuron Disease diagnosis‘First of all I was thinking, I’m going to die…  This is a terminal illness, I’m going to die sooner than I expected’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Share this Post

Ryan Tubridy was joined by Fr Tony Coote who is well-known and well-loved for his life-affirming positive energy as well as his meaningful (and short!) sermons – “I really believe, if you can’t say it in three minutes, get off!”  Succinct spiritual messages aside, Fr Tony was in studio to talk about a very different matter.  Last November, he had …

Husband killed in a road accident ‘Never in my life did I think I’d ever get that phone call but I did.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Share this Post

On a sunny June evening in 2015, everything changed for one Dublin family when their father, Eugene, was tragically killed in a road accident while cycling.  His wife Marie spoke to Ryan Tubridy about losing her partner of 37 years. “It’s been horrific.  It’s been terrible.  I can’t even begin to tell you.  There are no words really to describe …

The love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz ‘Their eyes met and he knew that he would never love another.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Share this Post

To say they found love in a hopeless place is putting it mildly.  Ryan Tubridy was joined by Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz which chronicles the extraordinary true story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who not only survived Auschwitz but met the love of his life while imprisoned there.  Lale’s family were ordered to give one child …

A mother’s heartbreak at the death of her sons‘My dad did this and he did this on purpose.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Share this Post

Claire Throssell joined Ryan Tubridy to share her profoundly moving story of tragedy and loss when her abusive ex-husband killed her two boys, Jack (12) and Paul (9).  When Claire first met her husband, she says he was charming and prone to romantic gestures, but only they were in a relationship did things began to deteriorate. “It starts very slowly.  …

The Queen of Clubs’10 guys? You’d be looking at about 10 grand.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Share this Post

Sarah Lucey says a decade of the rosary every night, loves nothing more than sitting down with a cup of tea and an episode of Eastenders after work and desperately wants to move home so she can finally assemble a flock of dogs and sheep. She even has the names picked out. She’s also the Director of Talent at LIV nightclub in Miami, formerly the ballroom of …

Kiely’s of Donnybrook“The hardest phone call I had to make yesterday was to Ross O’Carroll-Kelly himself and tell him we were selling up and he was absolutely devo.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Share this Post

Someone call the Gords! They bored him many times (but always let him back in eventually), but now Mary and Pat have gone and put Kiely’s up for sale. There are no words, goys, roysh? Ahem. Yes, it’s true that the legendary Kiely’s pub in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 has been put up for sale. Owner Mary Crimin joined Ryan Tubridy …