Caitríona Perry

Caitríona Perry“They felt part of something bigger than themselves.”

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From the Kennedys to the Clintons and plenty more besides, Irish-America has a special relationship with US Politics. The picture has shifted somewhat in recent years, and RTÉ’s former Washington Correspondent Caitríona Perry explores the changing paradigm in her latest book ‘The Tribe: The Inside Story of Irish Power and Influence in US Politics’. She joined Seán O’Rourke to discuss …

Naomi Klein“Shopping didn’t used to be the primary pastime for our culture.”

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Climate activism isn’t just about fitting solar panels, it’s about a “vision for the next economy”.  That’s the view of Naomi Klein, who spoke to Seán O’Rourke this morning about her new book On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal. He asked her straight away about how much time she thinks is left to prevent irreversible climate change. Klein said …

Michelin Stars“Look, you’re trying to make it better every day and every week and improve dishes as part of your everyday work.”

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Monday was a good day for the restaurant industry in Ireland, with the 2020 Michelin Guide awarded a veritable galaxy of new stars to Irish eateries. Just ask Jordan Bailey, Head Chef at Aimsir Restaurant in Kildare. Jordan, speaking to Seán O’Rourke the morning after the night before, said that winning two Michelin stars for the restaurant he and his …

Transgender Healthcare“We are sending trans people abroad for highly invasive and major surgeries, with little after care when we get home.”

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Noah Halpin is the founder of This is Me Ireland, an organisation working to improve access and standards in healthcare provided to transgender and non-binary people in Ireland. He told Seán O’Rourke on Wednesday that he decided to start the campaign after he was put on a three and a half year waiting list to access hormone replacement therapy. “I saw an …

Dr Norah Patten and Sean O'Rourke

Dr. Norah Patten“It falls out of the sky, so everything inside floats, including me.”

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For most people, air travel is pretty straightforward – getting from A to B with no dips, dives or tricks along the way, thank you very much. Not so Mayo woman Dr. Norah Patten; she’s perfectly happy in a plane that’s designed to fall out of the sky mid-flight. It’s not about the thrills as she explained to Sean O’Rourke, it’s …

Hospital Food“We went back to basics. We went back to making everything from scratch.”

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If you’re an expectant mother, a brand new mother or if you’re in hospital because you’re sick, you naturally want the best of care. But even when the medical care is excellent, often the food is really not. So why is it that the food served in hospitals always seems to be the kind of stuff that would make a …

Charlie Redmond on Today with Sean O'Rourke

Charlie Redmond“It’s bad. She has a 5cm tumour.”

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Charlie Redmond enjoys a legendary status among GAA supporters that transcends county rivalries. The three-time All Star winner enjoyed famous victories with ‘The Dubs’ in the 90s, and his fair share of stinging defeats throughout an impressive career.  No loss on the field of play could ever compare though, with the sadness Charlie and his family have endured in recent …

Investigative journalist Irvin Muchnick“He is basically hiding in plain sight.”  

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In 1993 a Supreme Court ruling determined that former Irish swimming coach George Gibney could not face trial on 27 counts of indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge, because of the time that had elapsed since those allegations were made. Not long after the judgement was handed down, George Gibney relocated to America, where he currently resides. Sports journalist and …