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This morning.

YOUR Prayers and hopes were answered!

RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy returned to his RTÉ Radio One show after recovering from Covid-19.

Give him a raise.

Previously: ‘Tested Positive’

‘Persistent Cough’

This evening.

“Like so many other people in Ireland, I tested positive, but I was in the very fortunate position to have a very unintrusive experience, which I now have come to the end of.

“While I’ve been at home watching television and listening to the radio, I have been bowled over by the extraordinary work of our front line heroes and their families who continue to make Ireland a healthier and safer place.

“I look forward to being back to work really soon.”

Ryan Tubridy

Ryan Tubridy tests positive for Covid-19 (RTÉ)

Previously: ‘Persistant Cough’

Meanwhile….

That’s one unlucky agent.

WHO will be next?

Talent (NK Management)

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’

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Brian O’Driscoll in 2016

Course you are.

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

We pay tribute to the men and women of Ireland’s National Frontline Services who have been bravely leading the fight to slow down and treat the spread of Coronavirus.

Following what promises to be a very special opening segment at the top of the show, viewers around the country will be invited to join in a collective round of applause

Global superstar Hozier will launch an emergency on-air appeal for the ISPCC who are experiencing an upsurge in calls to Childline.

 Caroline O’Sullivan from the ISPCC will be here with helpful advice for parents who are dealing with children affected by the current situation.

Lee Duffy, a young, fit and healthy League of Ireland footballer, will talk about about his harrowing experience when he contracted Coronavirus and was hospitalised.

Mrs Brown’s Boys stars Brendan O’Carroll and wife Jennifer Gibney will be talking via Skype link from Florida, and comedian Dara Ó Briain will join the show from London.

Former Irish Rugby International Brian O’Driscoll will also be on tomorrow’s show, as well as legendary GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Previously: ‘Persistant Cough’

Rollingnews

This morning.

And he reassured listeners that Ryan will “hopefully” be well enough to present this week’s Late Late Show.

Speaking on RTE Radio 1 this morning, Oliver explained: “Ryan has had a persistent cough over the last few days and he’s getting it checked out so no need to worry.

Ryan Tubridy off air with ‘persistent cough’ as Oliver Callan fills in for RTE host (Irish Mirror)

Rollingnews

Meanwhile…

Um.

Talent (Noel Kelly Management)

Meanwhile…

Ah now.

Greta Thunberg says it’s ‘extremely likely’ she has had coronavirus (The Guardian)

The Late Late Toy Show trailer.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Whether by bike, bus, scooter, moped or even tractor, there is movement happening, but where is everyone going? We arrive at a door, but this isn’t any old door.

This is the door of Late Late Toy Show host Ryan Tubridy, who enthusiastically invites the gang inside. This all plays out to a rocking version of the festive classic Deck The Halls.

Created by the RTÉ Marketing and Promotions team, the trailer will premiere on television tonight, Monday, November 19, straight after the Six One Weather bulletin…

FIGHT!

The Late Late Toy Show, Friday, November 30 at 9.35pm.

Ryan Tubridy and Peter Casey on last Friday’s Late Late Show

Ahead of last Friday’s Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy teased his RTE Radio 1 viewers about the show’s guest list promising appearances by former President Mary Robinson and recent Presidential runner-up Peter Casey.

Mr Tubridy told his listeners:

“Peter Casey, of course, [will be] joining us as well tonight. We’ve heard a lot about Peter Casey but I would argue that we haven’t seen a lot of the man who got over 300,000 votes, numbers ones don’t forget, in the Presidential election, but obviously came second.

And we will put everything to him and it will be a fair and reasonable exchange and that’s happening tonight among other things….”

Later, he added:

“…..A texter says ‘I’m actually I’m actually embarrassed that Peter Casey is going to be on the Late Late on the same night as Mary Robinson, the chasm between them is so huge and it is really not mannerly to have them on the same night but I love the show but seriously come on, she deserves to not have her message diluted by populism’.

I understand that and appreciate the point but the nature of the show is you get all class of opinion. We would have asked Mrs Robinson on to the show a long time before we knew Peter Casey was to be such a big story which he became and what you call ignorant populism was something that resounded and resonated with over 330,000 people in this country so you cant just dismiss that out of hand either.

You don’t have to watch the interview with Peter Casey. You’re welcome to watch the interview with Mrs Robinson and see how it goes. There’s no rudeness intended at all. It’s just the nature of the show. that varies with twists and turns along the way. It’s quite a programme in that respect. I accept what you’re saying to a point but you’ll also see where we’re coming from I hope..”

Good times.

Friday; That Seemed To Go Well

Last night.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One.

Ryan Tubridy and Presidential runner-up Peter Casey.

A sloppy ambush, you say?

Oh.

Watch back here.

Meanwhile….

Anyone?

Meanwhile…

Dance?

From top: David McCourt with, from top: Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen, former Minister for Communications Denis Naughten; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy

On Friday, May 11, 2018.

David McCourt was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One, during which he spoke about his father, his career and his book Total Rethink: Why entrepreneurs should act like revolutionaries.

Mr McCourt, who has a house in Newmarket, Co Clare, and also bases himself in Dublin, London and New York, is the founder and chairman of Granahan McCourt Capital.

Granahan McCourt Capital is leading a consortium which is the final bidder in the tendering process for the National Broadband Plan contract, the State’s largest ever communications project.

Yesterday, the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten resigned after it emerged he had several meetings with Mr McCourt.

He met Mr McCourt in New York in July and he facilitated a birthday lunch for Mr McCourt and his daughter in Leinster House on April 18, a lunch Mr Naughten didn’t attend.

He also met Mr McCourt on June 26.

Mr Naughten also had multiple more private dinners with Mr McCourt – with one of them facilitated by Clare Fine Gael TD Pat Breen who has met Mr McCourt on a number of occasions, and who last night released a statement saying:

“Mr McCourt’s home is about 10 miles from my home in Co Clare. I have gotten to know Mr McCourt on a personal basis, have visited his Co Clare home several times and met him on other occasions in a private capacity.

“Last year, on the request of Mr McCourt, I asked Denis Naughten, then Minister for Communications, if he would like to come to a dinner in Mr McCourt’s house. Mr McCourt’s wife also attended the dinner. To my knowledge, the National Broadband Plan was not discussed at the dinner.”

Further to this…

Back in May, Mr Tubridy and Mr McCourt had the following exchange…

Ryan Tubridy: “If I could ask you a little bit about Ireland and broadband. And are you…”

David McCourt: “Surprised you’re gonna ask about that…”

Tubridy: “Well tell me about that. What…Are you the guy? Or how did? I mean we know that Eir were the last, or you’re the last people standing? For people who are sitting there, trying to get their laptop working or their, whatever they’re trying to get working, broadband wise and can’t get it. What are you going to do? What can you say to them?”

McCourt: “Well, first of all, the National Broadband Plan that’s, you know, been getting a lot of flak, is because it’s taking so long. But you gotta remember Ryan this is a very audacious, aggressive programme that the Government has put forward. And my hat goes off to them for trying to do it. And they will succeed. Every man, woman and child will get wired in this country. It’ll start in September.

“I know the press keeps on saying eNet is the last man standing but I’d like to think that it’s because everybody else lost. It’s not that we’re the last man standing, you know…”

Tubridy: “You won.”

McCourt: “We won. And everybody else lost.”

Tubridy: “Right. And do you think it’s realisable?”

McCourt: “100 per cent realisable.”

Tubridy: “Right. And is there a timeframe?”

McCourt: “Yeah, the Government issued a timeframe. It’s going to start in the Fall and every time I talk to the Government, they say, ‘I want you to go faster’. ‘Faster, faster, faster, faster’.”

Tubridy: “And are you in a position to answer that request with a positive?”

McCourt: “Absolutely and I’ll be in front of the Government on Tuesday for our monthly meeting. And the Secretary General and the Minister [Denis Naughten] will say ‘I want you to go faster, faster, faster’.”

Tubridy: “So all eyes on you then for the next few years?”

McCourt: “Well, look. I’m happy for that to be the case. We’ll do a very, very good job.”

Good times.

Related: Right To Know and the eNet saga: A Timeline (Gavin Sheridan, TheStory.ie)

Meanwhile: What happens when meet you Leo and you’re not a bug-eyed billionaire? Watch here.

Earlier: Pat Answers

Previously: More Dinners

Picking Up The Tab

Listen back in full here

Meanwhile…

Hmm.