Irish National Youth Ballet - Gearóid Solan04/29/15
Two years ago young ballet dancer Gearoid Solan appeared on this show where he was trying to persuade his dad to allow him to audition for the Royal Ballet School in London. His dad relented & 15 year old Gearoid from Meath is now the first Irish...
Listeners Best Surprises
Yesterday we asked our listeners to tell us about their best surprises ever. This morning we are joined by callers Mary Foley, Stephen Ross, Mary O'Connor & Mary McMorrow with their stories.
Bundoran 'shanty town'
A Mayo councillor has called the popular Donegal seaside town of Bundoran 'a shanty town'. Independent Cllr Christy Hyland also said signage had become gaudy. Christy Hyland & Bundoran Cllr Sean McEniff join John on the line this morning.
Book 'Forgotten Girl'
When Naomi Jacobs woke up on the 17th of April 2008 she looked in the mirror & gave herself the shock of her life, she was a 32 year old single mother in Liverpool, but her brain was telling her that she was 15 again. Naomi was unaware she had...
Playwright Hilary Fannin
She has a regular column in the Irish Times where she covers topics as diverse as cares, crocs & contraception, formerly an actor now a playwright Hilary Fannin is here to tell us about her latest play 'Famished Castle' directed by Lynne Parker.
Search for Irish Male Twins
UCD are currently conducting a national study which aims to establish a clearer picture of the relationship between food choice, food intake & metabolism of Irish twin adults. John is joined on the line by Dr Aifric O'Sullivan of the UCD School of...
North Korea - Book 'Without You There is no Us'
North Korea is probably the most secretive & isolated society in the world, as very few visitors are allowed access to what is a repressive, communist state under military dictatorship. Suki Kim spent 6 months teaching English to the sons of the...
Fitness Regime - Bray Boxing Club
In studio with John this morning is the latest entrant into the race to represent Dún Laoghaire in 2016's General Election. She will need to be fit to take on Mary Hanafin & Jennifer tells us how her preparation for the fight has seen her drop 4 stone...
Actor Shobna Gulati - Mamma Mia
Shobna Gulati played the character of Sunita in Coronation Street for a few years, her role ended in 2013. Since then, Shobna has been very busy & is currently playing the role of Tanya in the hit musical Mamma Mia, coming to Bord Gais Theatre in...
Family Lawyer Justin Spain
Recently a high court judge awarded a woman €18,000 monthly maintenance during separation proceedings from her well-off businessman husband. Family lawyer Justin Spain says that as the economy is recovering, separation & divorce are back on the agenda...
NDC Promotion - Cheesy Photo
Continuing to mark National Dairy Week by giving listeners a chance to win a thousand euro voucher for Ballymaloe each day. The NDC celebrates the diversity of cheese with Supervalu stores. Joining us this morning for our cheesy photo comp are 3...
Classical Studies - Oscar McHale
Oscar McHale is a 16 year old student from Stratford College. He joins John in studio to talk about his love of the Classics, the study of languages, literature, laws, philosophy, history, art, archaeology & other material culture of Ancient Greece &...
Gadgets in Space
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will be bringing something special to International Space Station, an espresso maker that functions in microgravity! Astronomy expert Leo Enright joins John in studio to explain how this will work.
Planning Your Own Funeral
Facing into a terminal illness is probably one of the most devastating & traumatic things a family can go through. Life without a loved one can be unbearable, but is it a good idea to sit down with that loved one when they are still alive & plan...
Promotion - National Dairy Council Week
This week is National Dairy Council Week & joining us on the line for todays prize of 1000 euro voucher for Ballymaloe House are entrants David, Dee, Ann, Christine, Kathleen & Con.
Noel Rock - Hilary Clinton's Senate Office
Hillary Clinton is currently dominating the contest for the Democratic nomination & is ahead by a country mile in the polls to be the next President of the United States. In studio is a FG councillor, Noel Rock who worked as an intern in Hillary's...
Poems that Make Grown Men Cry - Drogheda Arts Festival
André Agassi, Tom Hanks & Enda Kenny have all been moved to tears in public...in studio with John we have travel writer Manchán Magan & actor Phelim Drew who have been asked to read at an event at the Drogheda Arts Festival called 'Poems that Make...
Royal Visit to Sligo - Noel Cunningham
Charles & Camilla are coming to Ireland next month & it appears that they will spend some time in Mullaghmore in Co Sligo. Noel Cunningham, who has been a royal watcher for many years now, joins John on the line.
Promotion - Nat Dairy Council - Comp
This week is National Dairy Week & we are offering our listeners a chance to win a fantastic prize of 1,000 euro voucher for a Ballymaloe House cooking experience. On the line are entrants Rory O'Brien & Betty McDonald.
Hearing Voices Network Launch
Two weeks ago John spoke to Rory Doody from West Cork who told us about the voices he hears in his head. We got a great response from our listeners & this morning clinical psychiatrist with the HSE, Dr Malcolm Garland joins John in studio. First a...
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