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Joe McKinney advertising Guinness in1994

On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

In an emotional interview with host Ryan Tubridy, Rod Stewart reflects on family, fame and fortune and discusses why Irish ballad Grace means so much to him.

In November 2015, Katie Healy and David Nolan survived a terror attack at the Bataclan…A month later David proposed, and the couple went on to welcome a beautiful daughter in to their lives. Last December, they received news that no parent wants to hear, and the couple join Ryan to discuss their daughter’s life changing diagnosis.

He brought us Irish Mammies, and now author Colm O’Regan is back with a new book…Colm joins Ryan to discuss what makes the Irish Mammy such a treasured part of our national identity…

We’ll also be taking a look back at some of Ireland’s most iconic ads, and catching up with actor Joe McKinney 25 years on from dancing in that Guinness ad.

Music will be from James Morrison

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, March 15th at 9.35pm

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Mick McCarthy with the World Cup trophy at a JVC electronic event in Brown Thomas, Dublin, 2001

On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

[new Republic of Ireland manager] Mick McCarthy joins host Ryan Tubridy to discuss how he feels about his new, yet familiar, job, and his hopes for the future as his comeback game approaches later this month….

In 1992, Lavinia Kerwick made history by being the first person in the state to waive her anonymity to speak publicly about her rape. Lavinia joins Ryan to discuss why we need to support people who have been through similar circumstances…

Racking up almost 4,500 episodes, Fair City, Ryan will throw open the doors of McCoys to bring fans a rare behind the scenes glimpse of Carrigstown…

Nurse Aoife McGivney was expecting her usual commute to the Mater Hospital earlier this week, until the driver of the bus she was on had a heart attack. Aoife joins Ryan in studio to discuss what went through her mind as she tried to stop the bus…

Music will be from Sibéal and Sophie Ellis Bextor….

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One at 9.35pm


Dearbhail McDonald

On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Derry Girls Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn will join host Ryan Tubridy to discuss why a comedy set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland works so well

Ryan will be chatting to rising star Jessie Buckley about going country for her new movie Wild Rose

Independent Legal Editor Dearbhail McDonald made the personal decision to freeze her eggs in her mid thirties. She joins Ryan to discuss her decision and the implications of modern life on families, population and Irish fertility.

Ahead of the first anniversary of her death, bestselling author Emma Hannigan’s father Philip Hannigan joins Ryan to discuss her legacy, and the impact that she has left on the lives of those who knew and loved her.

When Carol Bryan visited her cosmetic surgeon to try dermal filler in her forehead, she never could have predicted what would go wrong…Carol joins Ryan to about the long road to recovery, and why she’s learning to love herself again.

Former Mixed Martial Arts fighter Graham McCormack has experienced severe episodes of anxiety, depression and self-harm. He joins Ryan to chat about why he is so committed to telling his positive story to give hope to others.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One at 9.35pm.


Fashion designer Paul Costelloe

On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

This week, The Late Late Show goes behind the scenes at Temple Street Children’s Hospital to hear from the children and families who have had life saving treatments…

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh and his wife Gillian join Ryan on the couch to chat about life at the top of the racing game…

After five decades in the fashion industry, designer Paul Costelloe joins Ryan to discuss why top fashionistas are still flocking to his London Fashion Week shows…

The Late Late Show Antiques Challenge is back, and on Friday’s show we’ll meet this year’s willing participants…

There’s also music from country music sensation Mike Denver, and singer/songwriter David Keenan.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One  at 9.35pm.

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Mark Lester in Oliver!

On The Late Late Show.

Sara Whiteacre writes:

When cast as the title role in Oliver! (1968) as a child, he had no way of knowing that his resulting stardom would bring him to the attention of The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Mark Lester joins host Ryan Tubridy to discuss an unusual friendship with Michael Jackson…

Model Amber Jean Rowan was diagnosed with alopecia at the age of 15, and not letting it stand in her way, went on to carve out a successful career as a model and actor.Amber joins Ryan to discuss embracing her hair-free life…

Fr Pat Collins is Ireland’s most experienced exorcist will explain why demand for his services is on the rise…

Hugh Wallace, Deirdre Whelan and Peter Crowley will join Ryan to chat about the new series of Home of the Year…

Eight year old Sligo boy Shane Haran, recently crowned “Fastest Kid in the World” at the prestigious Millrose Games in Manhattan, New York, joins Ryan to discuss his ambitions to one day represent Ireland in the Olympics.

At the age of 20, Robbie Lawlor was diagnosed with HIV, and had the difficult task of having to inform his ex-boyfriend, Shaun Dunne. Robbie and Shaun join Ryan to discuss how they’ve used the experience to create their theatre project Rapids…

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

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Ryan Turbridy


On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

The Late Late is celebrating all matters of the heart this Friday night with a show that would make even the most lovelorn soul weak at the knees.

Celebrity couple Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews crossed paths on a reality TV show in 2017, and fast forward two years, they’re married with a baby. Joining host Ryan Tubridy in studio, the loved-up twosome will give away some secrets to the success of their relationship…

Known for his film adaptations of some of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, actor Kenneth Branagh will join us to discuss his new movie All Is True, and why Ireland holds a special place in his heart…

There will be a host of audience games as we help our 200 singles to find that special someone, we’ll have music from Whigfield and Mickey Joe Harte and there’ll also be a performance from comedy dance duo Lords of Strut.

There is also €20,000 in cash up for grabs in this week’s viewer prize.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Any excuse.

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Galway hurler Davy Glennon

On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Ahead of his new four-part series, Dermot Bannon’s Incredible Homes, Dermot will join host Ryan Tubridy to compare and contrast how people live in different cities around the globe

The Late Late will celebrate the best of new Irish Enterprise with some of the inventions and products set to make a mark in the coming year.

After seeing her husband Niall Quinn receive an honorary degree some years ago, Gillian Quinn was inspired to return to college and joins Ryan to chat about how she’s proved that it’s never too late to get an education.

We’ll be joined by Conor Sketches to chat about his rise to success, and how his impressions helped to secure a gig with a major US TV network.

For years, Galway hurler Davy Glennon hid a chronic gambling addiction from his friends, family and employers before a life of lies caught up with him. The All Ireland winner joins Ryan…

There’s also music from tenor Alfie Bow.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9.35pm

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Liam Cunningham

On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Joining host Ryan Tubridy to chat about the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones, actor Liam Cunningham…

In one of the most turbulent weeks of Theresa May’s tenure, Ryan will be joined in studio by Mairead McGuinness, Vice President of the European Parliament and MEP…

Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song is a national celebration of the songs that define us as a people. Ahead of the search, Ryan will be joined by Irish folk royalty including Mary Black, Phelim Drew, Aoife Scott and Fiachna Ó Braonáin, to discuss the music they’re most connected to and to play some of their most loved songs…

Illegally adopted from a GP in Monaghan in the 1970s, and with few clues to her origins, Margaret Norton will tell Ryan the extraordinary story of how, despite the odds, she recently reconnected with her birth parents…

Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music, TradFest, returns next week, and to celebrate we’ll have a performance from 11 vocalists including Paddy Casey, Eleanor McEvoy and Sibéal Ní Chasaide

There will also be comedy from Bridget and Eamon (Jennifer Zamparelli and Bernard O’Shea)…

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9.35pm


Saoirse Ronan

On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Fresh from presenting an award at the Golden Globes, Saoirse Ronan leads a star-studded line up on tomorrow night’s Late Late Show….

Actor John C. Reilly and comedian Steve Coogan will be chatting to Ryan about their new biopic, Stan and Ollie

Padraig Harrington – unveiled this week as European Captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup – joins Ryan to discuss his plans for continued European domination of the competition

We will be asking four of Ireland’s most successful young people about life in your twenties in Ireland today. Michael Conlan, the former Irish Olympic boxer who recently won the first title of his professional career; Barry Keoghan, the Irish actor who is one of two Irish people to make the BAFTA Rising Star shortlist; Ellen Coyne, a Senior Journalist at The Times Ireland and Rosie Connolly, one of Ireland’s leading fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

On The Late Late Show

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar will join Ryan Tubridy to talk about the highs and lows of his first 18 months as Ireland’s youngest ever Taoiseach…

Michael Bublé is back performing with a new album and a tour on the way. He’ll be telling Ryan what the last few years have been like for him and his family…

Comedian David Walliams will be chatting about the inspiration for his books and fatherhood…

Donegal’s most famous son Daniel O’Donnell will be in studio to chat about coming home for Christmas to spend time with Majella in the house the country coveted on Room to Improve earlier this year…

And we will be meeting the final three celebrities who will be tripping the light fantastic across the Dancing With The Stars ballroom floor…

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