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    The Brendan O'Connor Show Thursday 30 July 2015

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    The Brendan O'Connor Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle.

    Dermot Bannon

    We are going to spend another €500 million building 11,000 houses but where? Are the new apartment minimum size guidelines a good idea? Architect Dermot Bannon is in studio

    Mary Manning

    Mary Manning's memoir, Nobody Will Believe You, has just been published by The O'Brien Press and when I spoke to her she began by telling me how life was before her stepfather arrived.

    It is an incredible story of abuse and survival. Mary Manning's stepfather began raping her at their home in Ardee, Co Louth when she was in her early teens. He went on to father her first five children but as is often the way with such abuse cases, no one believed her when she was young.

    Sea Swimming Tour of Ireland

    We have an update from Michael and Brendan who are travelling the coast of Ireland in search of the best places to take a dip. They are going to select, photograph and write about 40 swimming locations that will eventually fit into a full-colour book.  Swimmers can email suggestions of spots around the country, with photos or links if they wish, to atswimbook@gmail.com or indeed email Brendan@rte.ie and we’ll pass on your suggestions. The book will be out in November – have your say.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Seasons (Waiting On You)
      Composer: Future Islands
      Performer(s): Future Islands
      Performer(s): Future Islands
      Album: Singles, 4AD
      Duration: 4:01

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