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Last Friday’s Late Late Show.

Damian writes:

Nothing on Tubridy’s weird address to the nation? Somebody got to you?



Previously: Ivor Lot Of Questions?

RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan and Ryan Tubridy

Staying in tonight?

Of course you are.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Presenter Miriam O’Callaghan will stand in for Ryan Tubridy to present The Late Late Show tonight at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Due to a persistent cough, Ryan is adhering to best practice and staying away.

Miriam said: “I’m delighted to be able to step in tonight and present the Late Late Show. We have to keep the show on the road. Best wishes to Ryan.”

Yesterday: Staying In Tomorrow

Previously: ‘Persistent Cough’


From top: Glen Hansard and Lisa O Neill perform ‘A Rainy Night in Soho’; Aiden Gillen (left) with Patrick Bergin, who performed a spoken word version of ‘The Old Main Drag; and Shane MacGowan with Philomena Begley after their rendition of ‘Fairytale of New York’

Last night.

The Late Late Show.

A Long-overdue tribute to Shane MacGowan was punctuated by performances – some controversial – of Shane’s music by sleb fans.

Such as…

Ah here.

How was it for you?


The Late Late Show tribute to the singer took place in a mock bar complete with pints of stout.

Following the segment, Alcohol Action Ireland said it was regrettable the broadcaster would seek to normalise the impact of alcohol on people and reinforce cultural stereotypes.

RTÉ said the barroom setting was chosen as “such locations were for Shane’s musical career and a backdrop to his music and lyrics.”


RTÉ defends use of pub setting in Late Late Show’s Shane MacGowan tribute (BreakingNews)

Bernard O’Shea and Marty Morrissey

On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whitecare writes:

“The boys [Marty Morrissey and Bernard O’Shea] are back on our screens with Marty and Bernard’s Big Adventure. The duo join host Ryan Tubridy to discuss the intricacies of modern manhood…

Suzanne Jackson is the creator of one of Ireland’s best known lifestyle sites, SoSueMe.ie, and is also the founder and CEO of a bestselling beauty brand. Suzanne joins Ryan to chat about her rise to success…

“Senator Michael McDowell joins Ryan to discuss the current political climate in Ireland, and chats about his new documentary which examines the history of the Catholic Church and state relations…

“Earlier this week TEDx held their first event in an Irish prison, looking at what can be done to change the public mindset about prison. Dublin footballer Philly McMahon and Governor of Mountjoy Prison Eddie Mullins join Ryan to discuss what can be done to rehabilitate offenders through the ‘Unfuccced’ programme…

“We’ll explore the phenomenon of burnout with a panel on how best to prevent and treat it, and music will be from Soulé.”

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Pic: RTE

Actor Colin Farrell

Tomorrow night.

On the Late Late Show.

Sarah Whitecare, of RTÉ, writes:

Ahead of the release of re-imagined Disney favourite Dumbo, host Ryan Tubridy chats with Colin Farrell about what fans can expect from the live action remake, and as an ambassador for Special Olympics Ireland, Colin will be joined by some of the medal holders to celebrate their achievements at the World Games in Abu Dhabi…

…we’ll be joined by trainer Ted Walsh, double winning jockey Rachael Blackmore and Gold Cup champion Paul Townend to take a look back at the stand-out moments of this year’s [Cheltenham] festival.

As we enter in to the last week of Dancing with the Stars, Ryan will be joined on the sofa by finalists Johnny Ward, Cliona Hagan and Mairead Ronan

Jessica Bowes was left with long term physical and psychological damage after a vicious assault by the father of her children left every bone in her face broken. Jessica joins Ryan to discuss the events that led to the attack…

Music will be from Aslan and Screaming Orphans.

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


Rod Stewart

Tonight on RTÉ One.

On the Late Late Show.

A pre-recorded interview with singer Rod Stewart will be broadcast.

Sarah Whitecare, of RTE, writes:

During the clip [above], host Ryan Tubridy presents Rod with a collection of poetry by Joseph Mary Plunkett, published in 1916. When asked why the story of Joseph Plunkett means so much to him, an emotional Rod said:

“It’s everything about h​im, everything about him. This guy was so… Sorry… [gets emotional] This guy was a very intelligent man… so were all the leaders… It just means so much to me because it was just f**king unfair the way the Irish were treated.”

Unnaturally spiky.

The Late Late Show is on RTÉ One tonight at 9.35pm.

Yesterday: Staying In Tomorrow?

Hozier on The Late Late Show

Tomorrow night.

On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre, of RTÉ, writes:

Hozier will join host Ryan Tubridy to chat about how it feels to be one of Ireland’s most celebrated musicians, and to give fans a flavour of his highly anticipated new album Wasteland, Baby!…

Fitness phenomenon Joe Wicks joins Ryan to discuss why he’s moving away from meat and adding more veg to his diet…

Week four of Dancing with the Stars is almost upon us, and as the competition hots up, we’ll be cha-cha-chatting to actress Clelia Murphy on how she’s balancing it all, Mairead Ronan on topping the table, funny man Fred Cooke on being the comeback kid and stylist Darren Kennedy on his ambition to perform with a male pro-dancer this season.

Captured in upcoming RTÉ documentary Shooting the Darkness, we speak with Alan Lewis and Crispin Rodwell on what it meant to be a press photographer amid the violence in Northern Ireland and how witnessing horror on a daily basis has affected them.

In November of last year, broadcaster Tom Dunne was told at a routine heart check up that he would urgently need life-saving surgery. The dad of two joins Ryan to discuss the impact that the operation has had on him and his family, the difficulties of learning to walk again and where he is on the road to recovery.

There’s also music from Dublin band Wild Youth.

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

Twenty years ago….

Rachel Carey writes:

January 15 marks the 20th anniversary of Pádraig Flynn’s memorable appearance on the Late Late Show.

During a routine interview with Gay Byrne, Pádraig Flynn, then EU Commissioner, was portraying himself as a perfect politician. When pushed to speak about Tom Gilmartin, a property developer who was reluctant to speak at the Mahon Tribunal, Flynn snapped.

He launched into a rant about Gilmartin and his wife, who suffered from multiple sclerosis and was paralysed in a wheelchair. Gilmartin who was listening to the interview at home in the UK vowed to bury Flynn.

It was an interview which would change the shape of Irish politics forever and cause the demise of Pádraig Flynn.

Jack Murray, CEO and founder of MediaHQ.com, wrote and recorded a podcast (above) vividly recounting the story of the interview.

The podcast really gets into the detail of the story and gives us some background that many people wouldn’t be aware of….

Media Moments

Previously: I Wanna Tell You Something, Try It Sometime

Colin Farrell

Tomorrow night.

On the Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre, of RTÉ, writes:

While he is best known for his work on the silver screen, Colin Farrell also works closely with DEBRA Ireland, a charity providing support to patients and families living with the debilitating skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

Colin and EB sufferer Emma Fogarty join Ryan Tubridy to discuss what it’s like to live with the condition…

Morning Ireland presenter Bryan Dobson will be live in studio with Ryan to take a look back at some of the images which best represent the stand-out news stories of 2018…

Currabinny’s James Kavanagh and William Murray will be sharing recipes for dishes to serve alongside your turkey; we’ll have a master brewer from the Artisan Brew Academy in Dublin to explain how you can brew your own beer, and Christmas ham is front and centre as we chat with pig farmer Ivan Belton and butcher Clive Clarke.

In 2016, Derek O’Connor lost his wife Maeve to bowel cancer, leaving him and their three children to navigate the world without her. Derek joins Ryan to chat about grief and dealing with the death of his wife in the run-up to Christmas.

We’ll also be joined by Brendan Grace for a look back at his career… and there’ll be music from the Palestrina Choir, and John Gibbons featuring Nina Nesbitt.

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

Pic: AP (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sonia and Sophie O’Sullivan at the European Under 18 Championships in July

Tomorrow night.

On the Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre, of RTÉ, writes:

The former World Champion and Olympian [Sonia O’Sullivan] is one of the country’s most successful athletes, but earlier this year she was simply a proud mother when her daughter won a silver medal at the European Under 18 Championships in Hungary.

Sonia and daughter Sophie join Ryan Tubridy to discuss this success…

Tony Cascarino… has become a successful soccer pundit, but his life was disrupted when doctors discovered a golf-ball sized brain tumor, resulting in major surgery to remove it. He’ll be telling Ryan about his frightening ordeal…

After a seven year hiatus, Snow Patrol are back with their new album, and made a welcome return to Ireland this week by playing a sell out concert in Dublin’s 3 Arena…

As a teenager, Evanna Lynch was catapulted to worldwide fame when she went from her native Termonfeckin to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Luna Lovegood in the global sensation Harry Potter. Evanna joins Ryan to chat about her meteoric rise…

Having recently turned his hand to writing a children’s book, Jason Byrne will be chatting to Ryan about drawing inspiration from his own childhood for his books, and his upcoming January tour.

Coming from a parish of 447 people in Longford, Mullinalaghta St Columba’s beat the mighty Kilmacud Crokes, making history by becoming the first Longford side to collect the Leinster club Senior Football Championship title. Ryan hears more about how they came in as massive underdogs but left as the first Longford side ever to contest a final at this level.

There’ll also be comedy from Pat Shortt, and music is from pop sensation Anne-Marie, and The Three Amigos.

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

Pic: Pierce O’Callaghan