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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’


Lesley Roy

On The Late Late Show

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

…singer Lesley Roy will give the exclusive first TV performance of Ireland’s Eurovision 2020 entry, Story of My Life,

Charlie McGettigan, will also be in studio to chat with Ryan about emerging victorious at the competition, alongside Paul Harrington, with Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids back in 1994.

As the spread of Coronavirus continues, The Late Late Show will be keeping up on the latest developments and providing some helpful tips for concerned viewers at home.

Liam Cunningham will join Ryan to discuss his career to date and life after Game of Thrones.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, will perform their upcoming single, as well as a gorgeous selection of some of their best-known hits.

Barry Keoghan and Niamh Algar will be joining Ryan to chat about life on screen ahead of the release of their upcoming film, Calm With Horses.

Former star of Dublin football and head of the McCaffery GAA dynasty, Dr Noel McCaffrey, will also join Ryan, alongside some patients from Noel’s Dublin clinic…

The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Earlier: Roy To The World

Pic: RTÉ

Niall Quinn

On The Late Late Show…

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Former Republic of Ireland striker and Sunderland Chair Niall Quinn will tell Ryan about his new role trying to revamp the FAI…

In her first interview since becoming a mother to baby Sophia, former Miss World Rosanna Davison joins Ryan to discuss her surrogacy journey…

As Mullingar impressionist Conor Moore prepares to launch his own show in the US, he joins Ryan to chat about working with some of the biggest golf stars in the world…

With the Press Photographer of the Year Awards taking place tomorrow night, we will take a look at some of this year’s fantastic images from Ireland’s press photographers.

Andrew Fitzsimons, the Dubliner who climbed the ranks on the hair and beauty scene in Hollywood joins Ryan to discuss his star-studded line of work….

Plus, we will be joined by people featuring in an upcoming documentary which centres around Homeless Street Football and the Homeless World Cup.

Cry Monster Cry will be in studio to perform.

 The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.


This morning.

Following the London audience ticket debacle, RTÉ have today announced that The Late Late Show is going back ‘on the road’ and will be broadcast from Limerick.

Via RTE:

Ryan Tubridy and The Late Late Show team are packing up and crossing West for what promises to be a spectacular show.

In the weekend leading up to St Patrick’s Day 2020, Fáilte Ireland have inspired The Late Late Show to hit the road and discover this beautiful country of ours.The Late Late Show Live in Limerick will showcase the best and brightest of Irish talent, celebrate Irishness and community spirit, and be broadcast live from the University Concert Hall on Friday March 13th on RTÉ One.

Previously: A Shabby Sense Of Entitlement

Roy Keane

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Roy Keane makes his eagerly anticipated return for an exclusive sit down chat with Ryan Tubridy. Roy’s companion will be an adorable Labrador puppy in training for Irish Guide Dogs….

In honour of Care Day, the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience, we will visit the remarkable stories of Ireland’s young people in foster care …

Following the tragic death of Love Island presenter Caroline Flack last weekend, RTÉ 2FM and Love Island Australia star Eoghan McDermott, will reflect on the woman he knew…

The Great House Revival presenter and architect Hugh Wallace will be here to give his radical solutions for Ireland’s housing crisis…

We’ll be taking a look at some rare and exclusive rock memorabilia with music historian Jeff Nolan.

Choice Music Prize nominee Mick Flannery will be in studio for a very special performance of single, Baby Talk, with Susan O’Neill.

Singer Lisa McHugh will perform her new single, The Scandal.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Ryan Tubridy

On the Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

It’s that time of the year again when over 200 singletons put their hopeful hearts in Ryan Tubridy’s hands for The Late Late Show Valentine’s Special, this year aptly taking place tomorrow evening, Friday February 14.

Assisting Ryan will be a cast that includes former Wet Wet Wet front-man Marti Pellow

Eilish O’Carroll, star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, and her partner Marion O’Sullivan, will be among the couples joining Ryan for a special segment entitled Love Will Find A Way.

The inimitable Mary O’Rourke will be joined by Pat Spillane and Sharon Higgins to give their “Agony OAP” life advice to millennials in distress

The famed three-chair challenge also returns, sending some audience members on a romantic and luxurious date… to The Late Late Show greenroom.

The Late Late Show Valentine’s Special, RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Pic via RTÉ

Arlene Foster

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

At 11pm tomorrow evening, the bell will toll on the UK’s membership of the EU, and Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster will be live in studio with Ryan.

Best-selling novelist Marian Keyes will be in here to discuss her latest work….

Tomi Reichental and Suzi Diamond, two holocaust survivors who went on to create lives for themselves in Dublin, will join Ryan to discuss their harrowing childhood concentration camp experiences…

This year marks 40 years since Johnny Logan‘s Eurovision glory with What’s Another Year, and  Johnny will be in studio to celebrate the milestone with a special performance of the song. Shay Healy, who penned the 1980 winning entry, will also be here and we will have music from Somebody’s Child.

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


Niall Horan

On The Late Late Show.

Jennefer O’Brien writes:

We pay tribute to the incredible patients, families and staff at CHI [Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital] at Crumlin in Dublin…

Sophie Barnes Aabo from November’s Late Late Toy Show, who brought the nation to tears speaking about her brother Cian, who is receiving treatment the children’s hospital, will be joining Ryan…

Munster rugby player Billy Holland and his wife Lanlih will also be on the show to speak about the tireless work of Crumlin’s medical teams when it came to treating to their baby daughter Emmeline

Niall Horan is back home in Ireland, and will be performing his hit single Nice To Meet Ya.

Actress Siobhán McSweeney, who plays consistently cynical nun, Sister Michael, in Derry Girls, will be joining Ryan in studio…

Sarah Corbett Lynch and her aunt Tracey Corbett Lynch will talk about the tragic loss of Sarah’s father and Tracey’s brother, Jason, and how, at just 13 years old, Sarah has penned her first book aimed at helping young people coping with grief.

Plus, singer Aoife Scott will give a special musical performance of Dublin Suanter.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Drummer Pete Best was a member of The Beatles from 1960 to 1962

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Meabh and Sebastian Quoirin will join Ryan to thank the Irish public for their continued support following the devastating death of their daughter Nóra during their family holiday in Malaysia last August

A former Ireland captain who has swapped his football boots for virtual ones, and is making waves as one of the best FIFA videogame players in the world, will be joining Ryan for a chat.

Alan Sugar won’t be mincing his words when it comes to his feelings on Jeremy Corbyn, and will discuss the calibre of aspiring Irish entrepreneurs he’s on the lookout for ahead of the next series of The Apprentice.

Pete Best, former drummer for The Beatles, will be in studio to discuss his early days as part of the group that went on to be the biggest band in the world…

When she appeared on The Late Late Show two weeks ago, Kathleen Keyes appealed to people all over Ireland to sign up for organ donation.Tomorrow we will meet some of the people who have benefited from the courageous decision to donate.

Limerick’s Hermitage Green will also be among the musical performances tomorrow evening.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Pic via Express

Brenda Fricker as The Pigeon Lady in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

On The Late Late Show…

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

We honour legendary Irish actress Brenda Fricker. A special segment of the show will look back on Brenda’s illustrious Hollywood career which has spanned six decades and included roles in titles from The Field and A Time To Kill, to Home Alone 2.

Outspoken Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan will tell viewers why he’s not letting Brexit get in the way of his ever-expanding restaurant business…

During tomorrow night’s show, we will also be remembering the late broadcaster Larry Gogan….

Becky Loftus Dore will speak to Ryan about her experience of being a surrogate mother for two friends who had struggled to conceive….

Chart-topping Irish band Kodaline will be in studio…and Stockton’s Wing will treat the audience and viewers at home to their ever popular number, Beautiful Affair.

This year’s Operation Transformation leaders will also be in studio.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.