Spandau Ballet 80's Band12/16/14
Some you can remember 1980, think it was the bleakest year in living memory, with crippling unemployment & little to cheer about. However 5 young lads from London were about to re-write chart music, transform pop culture & define a decade, these young...
Ballet Dancer Melissa Hamilton
Melissa Hamilton's path to success as First Soloist in the Roal Ballet has been far from straightforward. Growing up in Belfast Mellissa started ballet late, was told by her teachers to give it up but she has defied it all & gone on to great things....
Private Eyes in India
Cheating on a partner has always been precarious, risky exercise but with the onset of the social media boom, the chances of both parties starting an extramarital relationship & getting caught have increased. This phenomenon is not restricted to the...
Brendan Cole - BBCs Strictly Come Dancing
Kiwi Brendan Cole has been a professional dancer on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing since the very first season in 2004 when he coveted glitterball trophy with dancing partner Natasha Kaplinsky. Since then he has become a permanent fixture & he joins John...
Friends of The Elderly - Ronnie Delany
Most of us spend Christmas with friends & family, seeing those we havent seen in a long time or celebrate with those that we live with every day. Spare a thought for those who may not be as fortunate, as this time of year is particularly difficult for...
Irish Explorers-Recreation of Christmas Dinner 100 years ago
Three renowned Irish explorers, Sir Ernest Shakleton, Tom Crean & Tim McCarthy were among a crew of 28 men who 100 years ago were about to enjoy a hearty Christmas dinner in the middle of the Antarctic Ocean. In studio with John is grandson of Tom...
For many of us there is joy & pehaps a little romance in the air at this time of year. Many couples pop the question before they make the big purchase, a diamond ring. We have reports from John B Reilly & Colm Flynn who went out researching the...
Music with band The Beards
Catherine Fulvio & Francis Brennan
We dont want to add to your headaches at Christmas by telling you that everything has to be perfect, there is enough stress around this time of year. This morning Catherine Fulvio & Francis Brennan are in studio with a little advice for your Christmas...
Music with I Draw Slow
In studio this morning we have band ' I Draw Slow' for a performance & chat. They will be playing a gig tomorrow night in Whelans in Dublin in aid of lifesaving blood cancer research & all proceeds go the the Mater Institute for Research & Therapy in...
Sony Film Hackers
There is speculation that North Korean hackers were involved in last week's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, which caused massive disruption to the company's internal computer network. It appears that the powers in North Korea saw red over a movie about...
Olan Harrington - homophobia
Olan Harrington, a 23 year old student wrote an essay entitled 'The Day I Held My Boyfriend's Hand'. It is currently going viral on socia media & aims to highlight the physical & psychological impacts of homophobia. Olan joins John from our Cork...
Music with Hermitage Green
Hermitage Green has been very busy this year & they are getting ready to record a new studio album. They join us in studio for performance & chat.
John speaks to Daragh Fitzgerald, owner of Oscars Cafe in Cork to get an update on the restaurant make-over with restaurant advisor Blathnaid Bergin.
Every year in Ireland about four hundred thousand Christmas trees are sold & with only 17 days to go, many families across the country were putting up their christmas trees. Colm Flynn brings us this report from Ennis, Co. Clare.
Christmas Survival Guide
Ever feel at a bit of a loose end at the Christmas office bash, have one too many say the wrong thing to a visiting friend or relative over New Year's? Or do you stuggle to find the right Christmas gifts. John is joined by etiquett expert Tina...
Oein De Bhardúin
Kathryn & John met 19 hopefuls for Operation Transformation in Santry two weeks ago & out of that 19, 5 were chosen as leaders. But one person who was'nt chosen was Oein De Bhardúin & he joins Kathryn in studio to tell us a little bit more about...
Bord Gais Energy Book of the Year Announcement
Kathryn is joined by author Mary Costello, whose book 'Academy Street' has been voted Novel of the Year in the Bord Gais Energy Book Awards. It is Mary's first novel, as Mary has been working away as an author but mainly short stories. Mary joins...
Ken Mooney, author
You may remember author Ken Mooney spoke to John Murray about his book 'The Little Book of the End of the World' a few weeks ago. Ken was putting the finishing touches to that book when he was diagnosed with an astrocytoma, a kind of star shaped...
Restaurant Advisor - Oscars in Cork
Cork cafe owner Daragh Fitzgerald persuaded our restaurant advisor Blathnaid Bergin that his business would benefit from her expertise. Blathnaid has started the makeover process which involves working closely with Daragh. Blathnaid joins Kathryn in...
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