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Catherine Corless

Tomorrow night.

On the Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre, of RTÉ, writes:

Presenter David McCullagh will be live in studio following the polls closing to deliver the RTÉ / Red C Exit Poll result in the race to the Áras.

Catherine Corless, the historian who uncovered details of a mass grave at the former Mother and Babies Home in Tuam, will join Ryan to give her thoughts on the Government’s decision this week to initiate a forensic excavation at the site.

…Dublin actor Allen Leech joins Ryan to chat about what it was like to achieve worldwide fame playing Tom Branson in the critically acclaimed Downton Abbey…

…All-Ireland winning hurler and manager Davy Fitzgerald joins Ryan to chat about his legacy, his fiery reputation…

In April, Sean Cox went to Anfield to watch his beloved Liverpool in action in the Champions League, but ended up fighting for his life. Ryan is joined by Sean’s wife Martina Cox

Comedian Des Bishop will be in studio to talk about our obsession with Netflix and carvery dinners, and there will be music from Bell X1 and Gavin James.

The Late Late Show is on tomorrow night, on RTÉ One, at 9.35pm

Pic: RTÉ

RTÉ’s David McCullagh

Laura Fitzgerald, of RTE, writes:

RTÉ has commissioned independent research company Red C to undertake a comprehensive exit poll, interviewing over 2,000 people across Ireland immediately after they have voted on Friday 26 October.

The Presidential Election exit poll result will be announced on Friday night, following the close of polls, by RTÉ’s David McCullagh on The Late Late Show and published simultaneously on RTÉ.ie.

Further results and breakdown of demographics and sentiments of voting behavior will be released simultaneously on RTÉ.ie and RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland from 9.00am on Saturday.

Earlier: How Was It For You?

Dogged Persistance

From top: Ryan Tubridy and the scene outside Central Hall, Westminster, London last night when hundreds of Late Late Show ticket holders were turned away

Too many Micks, innit.

Lovely jubbly.

Last night.

Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

“Audience Tickets for The Late Late Show in London were allocated and managed by UK based company Applause Store are ticket specialists for UK TV audiences.

Tickets were allocated to applicants stating that it was not a guarantee of entry but seats would be allocated on the night on a first come first served basis.

This is standard in UK TV audience management. However such was the demand for this one off show that more people were left disappointed than expected.”

RTÉ statement

“We have to oversubscribe our tickets to cover any no-shows as all of them are free of charge and sadly not everyone uses them. We have, however, experienced a higher than normal turn-up rate which has meant that regrettably we could not accommodate everyone with a seat in the venue. The demand for Late Late Show tickets is unprecedented.”

Applause Store Audience Manager, Mathew First.

Seemed to go well.

Unprecedented demand for tickets to Late Late Show leaves hundreds disappointed (Irish Examiner)


To whom it concerns.

Stephen James Smith on last night’s Late Late Show delivers his poem ‘This Is Community’ about the Irish community and their often second class status in British life.

Good times.

Jamie Lee Curtis in the re-booted ‘Halloween’

Tomorrow night.

On The Late Late Show

Via RTÉ:

The Freaky Friday star Jamie Lee Curtis will be chatting about returning to the horror franchise that made her famous with the much anticipated Halloween

As she prepares to launch her new comedy series Finding Joy, Amy Huberman will be on the couch to chat about creating her own television show…

The busiest man in Ireland Francis Brennan recently took some time for himself, travelling down Route 66 to strike that one off the bucket list…he’ll be sharing some of the funniest and best memories of his travels.

Comedian Dara Ó Briain will be revealing the secret science behind everyday life…

Broadcaster Mary Kennedy had a wake-up call last year when she suffered a burn-out. She joins Ryan on Friday night to chat about her new approach to living and being comfortable in her own skin…

Plus music from SOAK; and West End star Killian Donnelly singing a classic from Les Miserables.

The Late Late Show tomorrow night, on RTÉ One, at 9.35pm

Pic: YouTube

Piers Morgan

The Late Late is back.

Via RTÉ:

The Irish Senior Women’s Hockey Team will be chatting about their stunning success when they made history becoming the first Irish sporting team to reach a World Cup final…

[Limerick Senior Hurling team’s] Manager John Kiely, captain Declan Hannon and strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor will be in studio to discuss how they did it.

Following their success at the European Championships Ryan will be hearing from gymnast Rhys McClenaghan… hurdler Thomas Barr … and swimmer Ellen Keane will tell viewers about the Irish team’s huge success in the European Para Swimming and Athletics Championships…

Ryan will also be chatting all things Donald Trump with the man who counts the US President as a friend, Piers Morgan. The Good Morning Britain presenter will be telling Ryan why the Irish should be welcoming President Trump when he visits in November…

…It was the rescue mission that gripped the world and Clare-based cave diver Jim Warny found himself right in the middle of it when he helped to successfully rescue 12 young boys and their coach trapped in a Thai cave…

When Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey took to the stage at the Rose Dome [in Tralee, Co Kerry] she won the support of the nation as she opened up about her parents’ struggle with heroin addiction… Shauna and her mum Angela Ray join Ryan to discuss their story…

Plus music from James Vincent McMorrow; and Beverley Craven sings the 90s classic Promise Me.

*goes off grid*

The Late Late Show on  RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Pic: Heightline

 David McCullagh

Tomorrow night.

On the Late Late…

Via RTE:

The Après Match team join Jason Byrne, Emmet Kirwan and Lorna Byrne on a jam-packed line up for the last Late Late Show of the series.

As the country goes to the polls to vote on the referendum on the 8th amendment, the Late Late Show will reveal the results of a nationwide Exit Poll live on air on Friday night.

Prime Time’s David McCullagh will reveal the result of the overall Yes/No Exit Poll question, as soon as it becomes available.

…When eight-year-old artist Roisin Tansey appeared on The Late Late Show last year, she captured the hearts of the nation. She’s back with a very special project…

In a week when the country is reeling from the murders of Ana Kriegel and Jastine Valdez, viewers will hear from Ruth Maxwell, who was subject to a random attack in Clondalkin in 2016.

Plus music from The High Kings and An Emotional Fish.

The Late Late Show, tomorrow night, on RTE One at 9.35pm.

Attending RTÉ’s Late Late Show in September 1998, I received a “one for everyone in the audience” prize of a long-life bulb. I placed it in the utility room and despite being used every day since (many times it was left on overnight), it still works. Is this a record?

Michael O’Connor,


Light-bulb moment (Irish Times letters page)


On RTE One’s Late Late Show.

A pre-recorded interview by host Ryan Tubridy with Bob Geldof will be broadcast, in which the campaigner will explain why he returned his Freedom of Dublin award to Dublin City Council last year – in protest at Aung San Suu Kyi’s inclusion as a recipient of the award.

From the interview, Mr Geldof said:

“Burning people alive, raping women as they held their babies and in front of the women when they finished raping them, they burned the babies alive. That’s a fact and it is on film. I don’t want to be associated with this pig once.”

Yesterday: Staying In Tomorrow?

Tomorrow night.

On the Late Late Show.

Gareth Naughton, of RTE, writes:

Mark Hamill will be chatting about being part of the biggest film franchise in movie history and bringing the production to Ireland for those iconic scenes filmed on Skellig Michael…

Cork woman Samantha Barry made headlines of her own earlier this year when she was appointed the new editor-in-chief of US magazine Glamour. We’ll be finding out how this 36-year-old from Ballincollig made it big in the US…

Actor Liam Cunningham will be in studio to chat about everything from leading off this year’s St Patrick’s Day Festival to… Game of Thrones…

As Daffodil Day approaches, Ryan will be joined in studio by some of those who have contributed to or benefitted from the fundraising and work carried out by the Irish Cancer Society and…

Ryan will be meeting teenagers Liam and Paddy Doran, boxers and members of the travelling community, who are the stars of a major new fashion campaign for British menswear brand Kent & Curwen…

Plus music from Don McLean and Jake Carter.

Late Late Show is on RTE One at 9.35pm.

Previously: Who’s Your Paddy?

Liam Neeson during the Late Late Show‘s 50th Anniversary in 2012

On The Late Late Show...

Gareth Naughton writes:

Hollywood star Liam Neeson joins former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the line-up for this week’s Late Late Show.

The Ballymena-born Oscar-nominated actor will be in studio to chat about being one of the world’s biggest action stars as his new movie The Commuter lands in cinemas.

Presenter Maura Derrane, Snapchat star James Kavanagh [the artist formerly known to ‘sheet readers as Exchequer Street Boy] and ex Irish international footballer Stephen Hunt will be joining Ryan to chat about the things they’d like to bin as 2018 gets underway.

Viewers will also be meeting some of the brightest minds from the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition including the winner of this year’s competition.

Plus music from The Academic; and following his health scare after the Late Late Country Special a hale and hearty Charlie Landsborough returns to perform.

*empties Beretta 92FS into telly*

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, tomorrow at 9.35pm.

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