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'We just click!' - Henry asks what makes a best friend?

8 June - 14 mins
Podcast Series Moncrieff Highlights

It’s National Bestfriend Day. But what do you want in a friend and can you have more than one? Can a partner or a relative be a best friend or is that cheating?

Henry McKean has been out investigating...

14 mins

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The Irish Tailor at the Boston Tea Party

The Irish Tailor at the Boston Tea Party

Did you know that an Irish tailor played a huge part in the Boston Tea Party? Thomas White from Kilkenny took part in the Boston Tea Party which happened 250 years ago. To commemorate Thomas’s contribution to the American Revolution, The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum have been visiting Rothe House & Garden in Kilkenny to honor his efforts.  Evan O’Brien the Creative Manager with the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum joined Sean to discuss...

7 mins

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'The leadership did a fantastic job': Writers Guild and studios reach provisional deal

'The leadership did a fantastic job': Writers Guild and studios reach provisional deal

Screenwriters have reached a tentative deal with studio bosses that could see them end a strike that has lasted nearly five months.  The Writers Guild of America said it was "exceptional - with meaningful gains and protections for writers". WGA members must still have a final say.  Mark Gibson, writer and member of the Writers Guild of America joined Sean to discuss...

11 mins

25 September Finished

'The Last Godfather': Italian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro dies

'The Last Godfather': Italian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro dies

Matteo Messina Denaro of the Sicilian mafia has died after a long illness, Italian media have reported.  Known as ‘The Last Godfather’, he was accused of orchestrating some of the most heinous crimes perpetrated by the Cosa Nostra.  Nick Squires is the Rome Correspondent for the Telegraph and joins me on the line now. Nick, good afternoon.  

9 mins

25 September Finished

Irish Army team wins international sniper competition

Irish Army team wins international sniper competition

An unusual competition took place in the Wicklow Mountains over the past few days, involving sharpshooters from all over the world. The International Sniper Competition Ireland saw competitors out-snaring each other on the battlefield. What are the essential qualities of a marksman in this particular area? Sean was joined by Commandant Liam MacDonnell, Officer in Command and Chief instructor of the Infantry Weapons Wing in the Irish Defence Forces...

9 mins

25 September Finished

'There's pros and cons': Sainsbury launch bridal collection with £22 dresses

'There's pros and cons': Sainsbury launch bridal collection with £22 dresses

A wedding dress for the price of a Sunday roast.  That’s what’s on offer from Sainsburys, who are the first supermarket to introduce a bridal range in store.   With sizes from 8 to 24, the dresses start at just £22. Are we seeing a shift how and what people spend on their weddings?  Fionnuala Jones, broadcaster and advocate for sustainable fashion, who is also engaged joined Sean to discuss... Image: Sainsbury's

11 mins

25 September Finished

'You feel like you're in the TV show' - new owner of 'The Brady Bunch' house

'You feel like you're in the TV show' - new owner of 'The Brady Bunch' house

Here’s the story of a lady named Tina, who bought the Brady Bunch house for 3.2 million dollars.  The famous family home which was seen on television sets around the world has been reworked as an art piece that sees the inside of house perfectly preserved the way we know it. Except, there won’t be any Meatloaf Mondays because nothing in the house is real!  New owner of the home Tina Trahan who is a philanthropist and prominent figure in the realm of historic homes joined Sean to discuss...

8 mins

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