Cilla Black‘In her 60’s, she was out clubbing til 3 in the morning all over the place and I was like, blimey, how can you do that!’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It’s fair to say that there’s a lorra lorra love about for the late, great, queen of Blind Date, Cilla Black.  Her son Robert Willis joined Ryan Tubridy to talk about his beloved mum and to tell Ryan about the new musical he’s producing about her life.  Definitely not overly concerned with being PC, Robert said his mum was one …

First Dates’ Eoin ‘Hold on now, says I, and yeah, I found out (on the phone) I had a son back home in Ireland!’

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The First Dates restaurant is open for business and while last week was a bit of a no-show from Cupid, daters in episode 2 fared better.  Ryan Tubridy spoke to one such dater, 29-year-old Eoin Scully from Laois, who was matched up with the lovely Tara.  Eoin embarked on the evening with the spirit of adventure. “I loved the concept …

The Story of Dolores O’Riordan’s Wedding Veil ‘I ended up with a fist full of mesh at the end of it and I didn’t really know had I stolen her veil or what had I done!’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Rock ‘n Roll memorabilia comes in all shapes and sizes but a stolen wedding veil is probably one of the more unusual pieces. In the wake of Dolores O’Riordan’s sad passing at the age of 46, Áine Fitzgerald of the Limerick Leader chatted to Ryan Tubridy about the huge loss and about a bit of youthful exuberance that left her …

Dancing with the Stars’ Brian Redmond‘I don’t see it as being harsh…  I think that’s one of the qualities that any good judge has.  They need to be dispassionate.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Dancing with the Stars’ very own Mr Mean (granted a very nice Mr Mean) Brian Redmond dropped into studio with Ryan Tubridy for a post-game analysis on ladies’ night.  The six girls strutted their stuff for the first time and Brian says “it was fabulous!”  Ryan is a big fan of Brian’s honesty on the show and wants to talk …

Meryl Streep on Oprah 2020‘She’s…much more qualified than the current occupant of the White House.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Ryan Tubridy had barely introduced Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep this morning before Tom Hanks offered a correction to the order of the billing. “That should be Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks please.“ The pair were on The Ryan Tubridy Show to talk about their new film, The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg. It chronicles The Washington Post’s coverage of The Pentagon Papers story in 1971.  Against the odds, it’s Streep and Hanks’ first time working together but it seems safe …

West End Star David O’Reilly‘It really is one of the most amazing jobs!’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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30-year-old David O’Reilly is living the West End dream.  Having taken a chance, moving to London to study acting, things have gone from strength to strength for the Tallaght-born actor, who spoke to Ryan Tubridy about life onstage and in the wings. “We start work at 6.15 pm and… you can be finished before 10 o’clock…  The difficulty of the …

The Real McMafia ‘The rise of Russian organized crime in the last 30 years is not to do with the fact that suddenly there was a generation of Russians born who were inherently evil’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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New BBC series McMafia is currently drawing us in as we follow the fate of Alex Godman (played by James Norton), the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, trying and failing to escape the shadow of his family’s dark past.  Although the series is fictionalised, it is based on the 2008 non-fiction book McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal …

Giving old clothes new life‘When a person’s passed away, it’s such an honour to be trusted with their clothes.’

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“The power of smell, it’s like a good song or food. It can just bring you somewhere straight away”.  So claimed Ryan Tubridy this morning. He was talking about the idea of preserving clothes that belong to a loved one who has passed away. Anita Heffernan, who specialises in turning these clothes into teddies, blankets and other items, came on The Ryan Tubridy Show to talk about how she has turned this idea into a …