Zak Moradi came to Ireland from Iraq when he was 11 years old. He was born during the first Gulf War, a time his mother says was the scariest time with fighter planes bombing them on a daily basis. He grew up in the Saddam Hussein regime which is why his family left Iraq and settled in Carrick on Shannon. He now plays senior hurling for Leitrim
Since she was a little girl Dr Norah Patten has wanted to become an astronaut and has been doing everything in her power to make this happen. Earlier this year she was one of 12 scientists selected to take part in a training programme for future commercial space travel in Florida and she came into studio to tell Dave all about it.
She is holding a Question & Answer session for members of the public on Thursday 11th January 2018 during the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Spaces to attend are limited so please RSVP by clicking attend on this event page to learn everything you need to know about Space.
Hollywood animal trainer Julie Tottman has spent the last 25 years training animals and birds for a stellar list of movies including Lassie, the Harry Potter series, Mamma Mia, Casino Royale, Bridget Jones and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Acclaimed double bass player and professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE spoke to Ryan Tubridy about the extraordinary and poignant story of how her Irish mother met her Nigerian father in the 1950's.
McMafia is a new drama on BBC featuring a rich Russian family living in London. The series is based on a book written by Misha Glenny in 2008 but which he says is still very relevant with so many Russian oligarchs buying property and settling there