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    Friday 27th March

    Tony O' Donoghue

    Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland is at the Aviva Stadium this Sunday. Tony O' Donoghue, RTE's Soccer Correspondent, joined us for a preview, and to talk about his battle with cancer.

    Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Christy Burke

    Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Christy Burke took time out of his busy schedule to pop into the chipvan to chat about his term so far, and to tell us about an extraordinary event that will take over Dublin City Centre on Easter Monday - 'Road to the Rising'.

    Elaine Crowley

    Elaine Crowley is one of Ireland's best-known faces, with her broadcasting career going from strength to strength. She joined Ryan in the chipvan to support Daffodil Day 2015.

    Talking at Gigs

    Ken Sweeney, Showbiz editor with the Irish Sun, goes to a lot of gigs. He has one gripe though.. when people talk through the concert, and don't listen to the music. Do you agree?

    Daffodil Day - Irish Cancer Society

    Mary Nevin is a night nurse with the Irish Cancer Society. She spoke to Ryan last month about the role she plays in the final days of a cancer patient's life. Today, she joined us to talk about about how you can get involved with Daffodil Day!

    I Know Stuff

    Wrestling superfan, Declan Murphy played ‘I know Stuff’ LIVE from the chipvan on Henry Street

    Thursday 26th March

    Crowdfunding

    Pamela Newenham, Business Journalist with the Irish Times, joined Ryan on the phone to talk about crowdfunding initiatives like Kickstarter and Fundit.

    The Dangers of Online Gaming

    Shane Mooney is 24. He knows only too well the pitfalls of playing online games all day. He joined Ryan on the line to talk us through what happened to him, and tell us about his new business which aims to prevent others from going down a similar road.

    Celeb Deaths

    Claire, was working as a School Counsellor when Kurt Cobain died. She was called into a boys secondary school in London to help boys grieving the loss. She feels it might be safer for young people to grieve in a group.

    Zayn Reaction

    Tubridy Listeners, Angela & Colette spoke about the reaction in their homes to the news Zayn quit One Direction. Dee talks about similar hysteria when Robbie Williams left Take That.

    I Know Stuff

    This morning Dan McGuffin knew lots of stuff!

    Wednesday 25th March

    Flying the Irish Flag

    Ryan spoke to Mark who says he is proud of the irish flag, and of being Irish. He thinks Irish people should be proud too!

    Kenny Rogers (the cat)

    Audrey was listening to Samantha Goulart talking about moving to Ireland with her dog. She explained to Ryan why she brought her cat Kenny Rodgers home with her from Australia.

    My Dog & I

    Samantha Goulart is from Brazil. She forked out almost €2,400 to bring her little Chihuahua, Jimi, with her when she moved to Ireland last December. She spoke to Ryan about their expensive voyage to Ireland.

    Skin Problems

    Naomi Mackle is a GP with a specialist interest in dermatology with Adare Cosmetics Clinic and she deals with every sort of skin problem known to man on daily basis! She joined Ryan in studio this morning to talk us through common skin complaints and how we can tackle them.

    Germanwings Plane Crash

    Tony Connolly, RTE Europe Editor, spoke to Ryan with the latest details of the Germanwings plane crash. On Tuesday 24th March, a plane carrying 150 people crashed into the French Alps while enroute from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

    I Know Stuff

    I Know Stuff with Maeve McCarthy from Navan, Co. Meath.

    Tuesday 24th March

    Fitness Smugness

    A lot of people have bought into the fitness and wellness industry in the past few years... and plenty of people have become quite smug about being fit and healthy. Ryan spoke to journalist Gabrielle Monaghan who recently wrote about the phenomenon of wellness narcissism and how it manifests itself

    The Future of Drones

    We’ve all seen the gorgeous aerial videos on Facebook and Twitter that showcase the likes of the Wild Atlantic Way. These videos are taken by cameras attached to drones. Seán Gallagher got on board the drone phenomenon a while back and he joined us today to talk about how everything, right down to our pizza deliveries might soon be winging their way to us by drone.

    I Know Stuff

    This morning Cathal Sinnott knew lots of stuff!

    Monday 23rd March

    Déjà vu

    Krzysztof got in touch with the show to say he is experiencing déjà vou up to 15 times a day.. It started back when he was seven or eight. There are no rules as to where or when it will happen..

    Losing your looks

    Ryan read out an email from a listener who is looking for advice on how do you get your confidence back when you feel you’ve lost your looks.

    Social Media as a Source

    A recent survey said that 58% of Irish journalists get their stories from social media every day. How can any of what you see on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram be reliable? What proves these stories to be accurate? RTÉ journalist Philip Boucher-Hayes joined Ryan in studio this morning to discuss the accuracy of these stories.

    David Coleman

    Child Psychologist David Coleman was in studio today and answered questions on keeping a child back a year, in Primary School, anxiety disorders in children and what to do when your teenager wants to drop out of school.

    I Know Stuff

    Will Cooper from Gorey, Co. Wexford played I Know Stuff

    Friday 20th March

    Age Gap Friendships

    Maia Dunphy joined Ryan in studio to talk about big age gaps in friendships.

    The Girl on the Train

    Ryan was joined in studio by Paula Haskins who is the author of the hugely successful crime thriller, The Girl on the Train.

    Depeche Mode Fan Night

    Ryan spoke to Monika, who is a huge Depeche Mode fan. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album Violator, Monika is hosting a Depeche Mode fan night in Fibber Magees in Dublin, on the 30th of May.

    Almost Total Eclipse

    Ryan was in the midst of a of a partial solar eclipse on today's show and was joined by two astronomy experts, Dr Paul Dalton, an astrophysicist with the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Val Dunne from the Irish Astronomical Society.

    I Know Stuff

    Mikaela Buckley from Co Kerry took on the 'I Know Stuff' challege today and she knew tonnes of stuff!

    Thursday 19th March

    New Cars

    Joe Rayfus is the editor of Auto Culture Ireland, the free motoring e-magazine and he joined Taragh in studio to give us the ultimate guide of Dos and Don'ts when it comes to buying a new car.

    PureResults Bootcamps

    Fitness junkie Kathryn Thomas joined Taragh in studio to talk about what she’s been up to of late and all about her brand new fitness bootcamps.

    Don't Tell the Bride

    The series Don’t Tell the Bride on RTÉ 2 is doing incredibly well this year and tonight’s episode has garnered more attention than most! Tonight we will see two Irish women Nora Dennehy and Katriona Hourihan get a civil partnership. The happy couple joined Taragh from our Cork studios to talk us through what those three weeks were like.

    The danger of liquitabs with young children

    There have been more than 700 cases of children being poisoned by liquitabs in the last three years. Lindsay got in touch with Taragh to tell her about her son, who spent two weeks in hospital after a liquitab burst on his face.

    I Know Stuff

    Emma Foley from Ballycullane, Co Wexford took on the 'I Know Stuff' challege today and she knew tonnes of stuff!

    Wednesday 18th March

    Dr Nina Byrnes

    Our resident GP Dr. Nina Byrnes joined Taragh in studio to answer listeners medical queries.

    Cotton Wool Kids - What's making Irish Parents paranoid?

    Author Stella O'Malley joined Taragh in studio to discuss the media fuelled madness of paranoid parenting and how a more relaxed attitude to raising children can lead to happier, healthier families.

    Technology Myths

    John Reilly from Theeffect.net joined Taragh to talk about the top tech-myths. He spoke about the ones that we all believe, but aren't necessarily true.

    I Know Stuff

    Anthony Wawrzyniak from Athlone, Co Westmeath took on the 'I Know Stuff' challege today and he knew tonnes of stuff!

    Friday 13th March

    Small Talk

    Some say that conversation is a dying art, but being able to make small talk with people is a vital life skill! 18 year old Michael Mullooly from Dundalk has decided to use his two hour commute to perfect this art of conversation. He joined Ryan on the line to explain why he’s not afraid of strangers any more.

    Spelling Bee

    The country finals of the Easons Spelling Bee are taking place across the country with over 1,100 students from all 32 counties involved. This week we sent Lousie Denvir to Mullingar in Co. Westmeath to see how some of our bees were getting on.

    Haunted Dolls

    We know you can buy pretty much anything on eBay these days but would you ever think of buying a possessed doll? Jayne Harris, co-founder and lead investigator with haunted dolls paranormal research team, joined Ryan on the phone today.

    Jarlath Regan

    Irish comedian Jarlath Regan has been busy since he moved to the UK. His podcast ‘An Irishman Abroad’ has 1 million listeners every week. This weekend he is back in Dublin for a comedy gala show as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival!

    Terry Pratchett

    Jim Sheridan talks to Ryan about the late Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and creator of the Discworld series.

    I Know Stuff

    This morning Eilish knew lots of stuff!

    Thursday 12th March

    HELL & BACK

    This year, 2fm are thrilled to be the proud sponsors of ‘HELL & BACK’ – Ireland’s Toughest Physical and Mental Endurance Challenge. Creative director, Simon Bewley spoke to Ryan about the event and what to expect if you are brave enough to take part!

    Always a Blow-in

    A lot of us can feel like we don’t quite fit in sometimes, especially if we’ve moved to an unfamiliar place. Michelle McMahon, editor of Her.ie, talks about her experiences of moving to Dublin from the West, and the observations she’s made along the way. She reckons she’ll always be a blow-in...

    Spooky Encounter

    Rosemary emailed in this week to tell us about a spooky encounter she and her friend had on a road in Edenderry in Co. Kildare. They have no idea what they saw, but were very frightened, and want to know if any listeners can explain it – Can you help her out?

    Baby CPR

    It’s every parent’s nightmare to see their children in need of immediate medical attention – whether they’re choking or have stopped breathing. Paramedic Adrian McCarthy joined Ryan in studio to launch the MediHow Baby website which provides users with baby and child CPR training.

    Sleeping Tablets

    Jenny got in contact with the show to tell us a funny story about her sister’s wedding. Her mam gave her and her sisters a sleeping tablet the night before, which hadn't quite worn off in the morning...

    I Know Stuff

    Ava O'Brien from Dublin was on ‘I Know Stuff’ today!

    Wednesday 11th March

    Fashion Fix Workshops

    Stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick is known for her straight-talking approach to all things fashion and beauty. Following on from her best-selling book, Diet SOS, she is conducting a series of style workshops taking place across the country this April and May.

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