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    Monday 25th May

    Crohn’s Disease

    Around 20,000 people in Ireland suffer from Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. No one wants to talk about their bowel movements, but many people are suffering in silence. 23 year old Alison Kelly from Limerick has been living with Crohn’s Disease for nine years and spoke to Ryan about it.

    Irish Mammy of the Year

    Clara Thornton thinks her Mum Caroline should be crowned the Irish Mammy of the Year.

    Heir Hunters

    Finders International aims to find heirs to money left behind when someone dies. This can be easy when families are still around, but for Heir Hunters, the challenge comes when people die with no living relatives. Here money needs to be traced back through a family tree. Padraic Grennan works for the new Dublin office of Finders International who are helping unite Irish heirs with money owed to them.

    Marriage Equality

    Labour TD John Lyons spoke to Ryan about the 'Yes vote' in the recent marriage referendum.

    I Know Stuff

    Roisin Ridge from Dublin played 'I Know Stuff'!

    Friday 22nd May

    How smart are song Lyrics?

    A recent study has found that the lyrics of many Number One songs are at a third grade reading level - we're talking about the minds of 8 or 9 year olds! RTÉ presenter Stephen Byrne joined Ryan to tell us more.

    Waist Trainer

    Ever since Kim Kardashian put up a picture on Instagram of herself squeezed into a waist trainer, women around the world are lining up to get their hands on one. Waist trainers are the modern day corset, worn by women to tighten their core and give them curves. Deirdre Reynolds tried one out and spoke to Ryan on the line to tell us about it.

    Open Letter: Volunteer Coach

    Today Ryan read out an open letter written by a Volunteer Coach. It got quite a reaction from our listeners. Ryan spoke to two of them; Sean Corbett who trains under 10s, and Deborah whose husband is a soccer coach.

    3D Printed Arm

    Millergan Lowe, aged 7, from Leicestershire was born without fingers on one hand, but thanks to Stephen Dignam and his 3D Printer, Millergan now has a super cool 3D Bionic Hand! Stephen joined Ryan on the line this morning.

    I Know Stuff!

    Dara Cunnane from Co. Kerry played ‘I Know Stuff’ today.

    Thursday 21st May

    Food Poverty

    More than half of teachers are witnessing kids coming into school hungry every day. Janet Lynch is principal of St Eithne’s National School in Edenmore in Dublin 5 and she sees firsthand the effect of food poverty on children. She joined Ryan on the line to talk to us about the reality of what’s going on behind the statistics.

    Eurovision

    Marty Whelan reporting live from Vienna ahead of the second Eurovision semi-final tonight. Molly Sterling is representing Ireland singing ‘Playing with Numbers’.

    Jewellery Heist

    Sky’s Enda Brady gives us the lowdown on the London Jewellery Heist where up to £200m worth of items were stolen from Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Ltd.

    I Know Stuff!

    Líana Tallon from Dublin knew lots of stuff today!

    Wednesday 20th May

    Home Beauty

    It costs money to look good - between hair salons, make-up artists and beauty parlours. You could easily spend a fortune. That's why many people are saving money and time by getting treatments done at home. Beauty, hair and style guru Clare Deveraux joined Ryan to chat about it.

    Copy, Copy, Copy

    Copying others is something that is almost always seen as a negative, yet history proves that an ability to do it well leads to success for many people. Award-winning author Mark Earls joined Ryan on the line to talk about his book Copy, Copy, Copy. He reckons we could embrace copying, as original ideas aren't the be-all and end-all.

    Email - Reaction to Jimmy Norman

    Yesterday Ryan spoke to Jimmy Norman about his daughter Aoibheann. Overnight we received an email from someone who was listening to the interview.

    Eurovision

    Ethel was watching the Eurovision last night. She thought it was great and much better than any other year. She got in touch to give her review.

    Viral Video

    Mary O’ Donnell was the subject of a viral video over the weekend. She shared her story with Ryan.

    I Know Stuff

    LilyMai Clancy played I Know Stuff today!

    Tuesday 19th May

    My Streets Drogheda

    Drogheda Civic Trust and Drogheda Homeless Aid set up the “My Streets Drogheda” programme which trains homeless and recently resettled people in the Drogheda area to give guided walking tours of the town. Ryan and the team were lucky enough to get a tour yesterday and were joined today by their guide Luke Kelly.

    Aoibheann’s Pink Tie

    Jimmy Norman spoke to Ryan this morning about his daughter Aoibheann's battle with cancer and Aoibheann's Pink Tie, the organisation he set up in her memory which helps other families deal with childhood cancer. To donate, visit aoibheannspinktie.ie

    Daft Funk

    Electro music duo Daft Punk are responsible for some of the biggest global hits of the last 20 years.... Well, we didn't have the actual Daft Punk in Drogheda this morning, but we were joined by the next best thing - Paul and Conor from Daft Punk tribute act Daft Funk

    Eason Spelling Bee

    Ryan and the team were live from Drogheda this morning for the Eason Spelling Bee Leinster Final. Dara Tuinstra was crowned champion!

    I Know Stuff!

    Aisling Lane played 'I Know Stuff' LIVE from the chipvan in Drogheda!

    Monday 18th May

    David Coleman

    Clinical psychologist, David Coleman, joined Ryan from our Limerick studio to answer listeners’ questions. Topics covered; problem behaviour, parenting worries with an ex, anger issues, and a child who has a fear of wind and rain after the ceiling fell down in their house due to a leak.

    Email - I Am Being Ignored

    Jackie emailed in over the weekend. She is once again missing a family event due to a certain family member’s behaviour. For the past 20 years she has been consistently ignored by this person, and she cannot figure out what she has done to warrant this. She asked for our listeners’ advice.

    The Tadhg Ó' Fainín Foundation

    It’s the start of the summer, and families all around the country will soon be heading off on holidays. This was the case for Owen Fannin and his family back in 2011. Tragically, the memories they now share of that holiday will haunt their lives forever. www.tadhgofainin.com

    Paul Reynolds

    Paul Reynolds reporting on the death of Ana Hick who collapsed and died outside the Twisted Pepper nightclub on Middle Abbey Street.

    I Know Stuff

    Adam Cook from Kilkenny (but he lives in Kildare) knew LOTS of stuff!

    Friday 15th May

    How To Get Stuff For Free

    The CEO of fast-food chain Pret-a-Manger recently announced that employees have the power to give free food and coffees to customers they think are attractive. Eva Short from Trinity College’s newspaper Trinity News decided to see what she could wrangle out of people... but with a twist. She spoke to Ryan about it. After that Mary had her own story.

    Mad Max

    Brian M Lloyd, Movies Editor at Entertainment.ie joined Ryan on the line to talk about Mad Max.

    Book Doctor

    His alter-ego Ross O’Carroll Kelly has probably never bothered to read a book, but his creator Paul Howard on the other hand is a multi-award winning novelist, playwright and book-lover. Paul joined Ryan on the line to tell us all about a unique charity event happening tomorrow and next Saturday in Book Shops around Dublin.

    I Know Stuff

    Sophie Lynch from Wexford played 'I Know Stuff' today!

    Thursday 14th May

    Airbags

    Ryan read an article in a newspaper about faulty airbages, that sparked a conversation about the pros and cons of them. Joe Rayfus from AutoCulture Ireland, Lorraine and Mike spoke to Ryan about their experiences.

    Dry Shampoo

    Grace Waller joined Ryan in studio to talk about dry shampoo.

    Diet Pills

    Mary O’Donoghue used to take diet pills and spent thousands of euro on them over the course of a decade. She joined Ryan on the line to talk about her experience with them.

    Asexual

    We received an email from a listener who has lost all interest in relationships since her husband passed away. Mary is a widow who called to offer some advice.

    I Know Stuff

    Aine from Clane played 'I Know Stuff' today.

    Wednesday 13th May

    Being an introvert in an extrovert world

    Apparently one in every three people is an introvert. Louise O’Neill is a young author from Co Cork whose debut novel, Only Ever Yours, is winning prestigious literary awards left, right and centre at the moment. She joined Ryan to talk about the trials and tribulations of being an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Louise and Amy also spoke to Ryan about being introverts.

    Indentifying body parts after disasters

    Dr Richard Bassed is an Australian Disaster Victim Identification Expert and Forensic Dentist . He joined Ryan on the line to tell us about his unusual line of work.

    Jack Grealish

    Tony O'Donoghue, Sports commentator and Group Soccer Correspondent for RTÉ spoke to Ryan about soccer player Jack Grealish.

    I Know Stuff

    Dara Morley played ‘I Know Stuff’ today!

    Tuesday 12th May

    Fear of Vomiting - Emetophobia

    Katie talks to Ryan about having a serious fear of vomiting and how it affected her life.

    Dr Nina Byrnes

    Dr Nina Byrnes answers our listeners medical queries.

    Childcare Costs

    Ryan chats with Bridie who talks about the expense of childcare.

    Disney Cruises

    With the announcement of the Disney Cruise coming to Dublin next year Ryan chatted with listeners who have done the cruise!

    I Know Stuff

    Maebh Cotter from Dublin played I Know Stuff!

    Monday 11th May

    Birds

    Following a discussion about the number of birds that are accidentally killed on our roads, Aine got in touch with the show to express her upset, after she hit a bird yesterday.

    Irish Fit Chick

    Sarah Dunne is known as the Irish Fit Chick and she joined Ryan in studio to talk about her dedication to fitness and what these competitions are actually like.

    I Forgot to Take my Pill

    Sharyn Hayden is a parenting blogger, a comedian and a parent herself and her book, I Forgot to Take my Pill, is a no-holds-barred account of the road to first-time parenthood and she joined Ryan in studio this morning to tell us all about it.

    I Know Stuff

    Abbey O'Reilly from Dublin played 'I Know Stuff' today!

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