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Following Tom Wall's call about he and wife Bernie's guesthouse in Sri Lanka, Liz Golden got in touch to say that their story inspired her, so she's upping sticks and going! Ryan chatted to her about the adventures ahead, which you can read about here;…
Philip Boucher-Hayes breaks down last night's deal and what happens next.
The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.
This week Ryan spoke to Lucy Foley about her new book, "The Hunting Party," Irish women's rugby player Sene Naupo, paid tribute to campaigner Laura Brennan and chatted with Peter Kelly about Fr. Patrick Peyton.
From pigeons to romance; How to say ‘cocktail’ in Irish and two deadly mysteries – one with a body – and one without. The tragedies in Southern Africa and outside a disco in Cookstown. Also, uplifting stories, choice music and Marty’s listeners' jokes. Just some of wazhat’s in this week’s Playback - brought to you by Ronan Kelly…
With its doppelganger, the otter, being regularly sighted along our canals, Collette O'Flynn, who's an Invasive Species Officer, told Ryan all about the new species that has entered Ireland - the coypu.
Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs at the AA spoke about issues for holders of UK licences who are trying to get an Irish licence. Listener Gerry Cournane also spoke about his experience in trying to get his driving licence renewed.
Cllr Michael Cahill is calling for Killorglin playground to be closed at night due to anti-social behaviour.
Kneecap, who have been involved in two incidents at gigs in recent weeks, are to play at Féile na Bealtaine in Dingle. First Jerry spoke to Lucy O'Toole of Hotpress about who Kneecap are and the recent incidents in UCD and Belfast. Jerry then talked to Peadar Ó Fionnáin of Féile na Bealtaine.
Cllr Norma Moriarty, Cathaoirleach of the South and West Kerry MD, who is on the board of Kerry ETB spoke about an information evening on a community school for Tahilla near Sneem, and the future of the school.
Philip Boucher-Hayes explores the parallels between Theresa May's handling of Brexit and Tony Blair's of Iraq.
Ryan pays tribute to HPV campaigner Laura Brennan who sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 26.
The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.
Peter Kelly the producer and director of the documentary Guns & Rosaries, talks to Ryan about the, until now, untold story of Father Patrick Peyton.
The future of housing development in North Dublin will depend on the future of a sewage treatment plant which has attracted up to 14,000 objections from the public. Philip Boucher-Hayes has been looking at the pros and cons of the project.
The FAI is inviting members of an Oireachtas Committee to 'dinner and drinks' just days before they're due to question its Chief Executive John Delaney. TDs and Senators want answers on a 100,000 euro bridging loan Mr. Delaney gave the FAI in 2017. Barry Lenihan reports.
This evening the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, is meeting with representatives from the Dublin Port Company to discuss a number of the issues that they are currently facing. For more on this Katie was joined by Ailbhe Conneely, Niamh McCarthy, Managing Director of Excursions Ireland and Freda Hayes, CEO of Blarney Woolen Mills in Cork.…
From the beautiful west coast of Ireland, the stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.
Irish women's rugby player Sene Naoupu paid our Galway studio a visit to chat to Ryan about women in sport, her native country New Zealand and the hardships she has endured to get to where she is today.
Jason in Phibsboro got in touch to tell Ryan about the otter that has appeared in the canal outside his apartment, and the group of volunteers who are probably the reason that the water is so appealing to the furry four-legged creature!
Earlier today, the Minister of State for Local Government, John Paul Phelan, brought proposals to cabinet on what powers might be granted to "directly elected mayors", a new position which is currently being considered for Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford. He spoke to Katie to tell us more.
Noreen Breen, a Castleisland native living in Dublin, is trying to get the Labhair Gaeilge Liom Project going in Kerry. There are two parts to it – drawing up a list of businesses where there is a member of staff that speaks Irish, and developing an app as Gaeilge.
Fine Gael Cllr Jim Finucane spoke to Jerry about leasing the closed Dunnes Stores on Bridge Street, Tralee and using it as office space for IDA attracted business.
Dr Laura Durcan, rheumatologist at Beaumont Hospital and Vice President of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association, spoke about how hospitals are struggling to fill 450 consultant jobs on a permanent basis.
Chairman of the Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre, Dr Rizwan Khan was speaking following on from the mosque shootings in Christchurch.
The Be Media Smart campaign is encouraging people to stop, think, and check information they see, read or hear in the media - Professor Brian O'Neill, Director - Research, Enterprise and Innovation Services, Technological University Dublin spoke to Jerry about it.
The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.
Ryan spoke to author Lucy Foley about her gripping new book, "The Hunting Party," a whodunnit about a group of college friends who reunite...only for things to go drastically awry!
With a racing pigeon selling for 1.25m euro, listener Pat Murphy got in touch - ostensibly to talk about pigeons - but ended up chatting about life, love and everything beyond.
A school in Sligo has based its education system on the Sudbury model, which allows students to choose what they do during the day, and consults them on what happens in the school. Ryan and parent Julie Meehan, whose two children attend the school, talked about how it works.
The Irish Heart Foundation today announced it will give free CPR training to 100,000 members of the public over the next two years. Mary was joined by Brigid Sinnott, Resuscitation Manager at the Irish Heart Foundation, and Geraldine O'Reilly Bolger, a nurse working in St Vincent's Hospital who saved her husband Derek's life with CPR.…
"Leave to Remain" is a new photographic exhibition running at the Little Museum of Dublin. It also features personal stories from people who have recently moved to Ireland. Mary spoke to Zak Moradi whose family is originally Kurdish- Iranian and Suad Al Darra, a data scientist and engineer working in Galway who previously lived in Syria.…
A new charity set-up to tackle problem gambling is being dismissed as a 'PR exercise'. It comes with growing calls on the Government to update Ireland's almost century-old gambling laws. Special concerns are being expressed over slot machines, with the Government currently having no role in their regulation. Barry Lenihan reports.…
Today is the Centenary of the first Marconi radio transmission from Ireland to Canada. A celebration of this historic connection which took place in Ballybunion is being marked by a day of events and the unveiling of a plaque by Marconi's Daughter Princess Elecktra. Grainne McPolin reports for Drivetime.…
Last year Haiti was ranked as one of worst countries in the world for overcrowded prisons. On average, more than 70% of those detained in Haiti continue to be held in pre-trial detention, without having been tried. Among women, the pretrial detention rate is over 80%. Della Kilroy recently returned from Haiti and has this report.…
Celtic Steps is to run in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee from May to October – creating 21 jobs in Tralee. David Rae, Co-Producer and Director of Celtic Steps spoke to Jerry O’Sullivan.
Elaine Drumm, Tralee native, who is currently living and working in the New Zealand city of Christchurch gave her reaction to the shootings.
Listowel man Batt O’Keeffe was 10 when his father brought him to see the fictitious election candidate, Tom Doodle.
John Downing of the Irish Independent discussed a number of issues from the week in politics, including Brexit.
Eamon Ryan, leader of the Green party was in Kerry on a two-day visit, and spoke to Jerry about a number of issues including the upcoming elections.
The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.
The supermodel joined Ryan in studio to talk about a life in modelling, being head-hunted(!) by Simon le Bon, and becoming a grandmother at the age of 53.
Today schools all across the country march as part of a global protest against climate change. Ryan spoke to Senator Grace O'Sullivan from Kerry, where she's supporting some of the children there.
At organised protests throughout the country, thousands of secondary school students took to the streets to express their outrage at the older generation, which they say has been failing to address the threat of climate change. Mary spoke to protest organisers Conal O'Boyle and Maisie Morgan-Sutton.
This week Fergal Keane has been looking back on a corresponding week in Northern Ireland in 1988. Twelve people died in the events surrounding that week, and two of the most shocking were those of two British Army corporals.
Richard V. Reeves is the author of "Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It" and he spoke to Mary about an FBI sting exposing how wealthy parents in the US are said to be buying their children a place in top universities.…
As St. Patrick's Day approaches this weekend Myles Dungan poses the question, did our patron saint actually bring Christianity to Ireland?
“Gobshites”, one-legged men, brides with no grooms, a soccer star on a game show, Ireland’s best St. Patrick’s parade (led by a dog) as well as lots of Dad jokes. Of course, the mosque shootings in New Zealand, school students’ climate breakdown protest and the bizarre language of Brexit. All in a Playback week brought to you by Ronan Kelly…
This week Ryan spoke to Daniel O'Donnell about travelling across America, Dervla McTiernan about emigrating to Oz&becoming a successfull author, Matt Haig about, "Notes on a Nervous Planet," Laura O'Grady about being a CODA, and Yasmin le Bon about life as a supermodel.
Dr Colin Lawton of NUI Galway gave details about the All-Ireland Squirrel and Pine Marten Survey and how people can get involved.
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