Ryan Tubridy is joined by a stellar line-up for his very first Late Late Show with guests including An Taoiseach Brian Cowen, legendary actress Joan Collins, Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, Niall Quinn, Cherie Blair and the hugely successful singer/songwriter David Gray.
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Ryan's first guest of the season was An Taoiseach Brian Cowen, who during a period of unprecedented challenge for the government spoke frankly about saving the banks, helping the unemployed and re-running the Lisbon treaty referendum.
As one quarter of Ireland's most successful family group Sharon Corr has notched up an impressive 35 million album sales, of course that figure is certain to increase as she embarks on her solo career, She performed her debut solo single 'It's Not A Dream'.
Brian McFadden's ex wife Kerry Katona is never out of the papers it seems. In an exclusive interview Brian joined Ryan to discuss his feelings on this, his new life in Australia and his future plans for his two children.
Joan Collins has starred in more than 60 movies and has appeared alongside some of Hollywood's biggest names yet a lot of people would know her best for her portrayal of Alexis Carrington in Dynasty; one of the most highly rated TV dramas of all times, this Hollywood starlet showed our audience how she's so much more than that.
From a working class Liverpool background to a leading barrister and human rights advocate, Cherie Blair tells Ryan what it's like to be married to a man who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain for ten years.
Ten years after its release 'White Ladder' retains the honour of being the biggest selling album ever in Ireland. Since then he has enjoyed global success but Ireland has always had a particularly warm welcome for him. David Gray performed "Fugitive" from his new album 'Draw The Line'.
She's a Co. Carlow teenager who you could say is a bit of an overachiever, in fact last year she was nominated for an Oscar yet Saoirse Ronan oozed normality as she chatted to Ryan in her first Irish television interview ever.
Niall & Gillian Quinn
To end the evening Ryan was joined by one of the most recognisable couples in Ireland. she's a well known model and horsewoman while he's one of the greatest footballers this country has ever produced...