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Tuesday 7th January

Larry Gogan Tribute

Irish musicians pay tribute to broadcaster Larry Gogan. Paul Cleary of The Blades, Noel Hogan of the Cranberries and Steve Wickham of The Waterboys remember the much-loved presenter.

Thursday 2nd January

Tribute to Marian Finucane

A tribute to Marian Finucane on the sad and sudden news of the pioneering broadcasters passing today. Irish playwright Peter Sheridan joins Seán to share his memories. 

Wednesday 18th December

Tribute - Arty McGlynn

With the very sad news of Arty McGlynn's passing Donal Lunny pays tribute and shares memories of the legendary musician.

Wednesday 13th November

Tribute to Niall Tóibín

Friends and colleagues, Joe Dowling and Eamon Morrissey pay tribute to the renowned comedian & actor, Niall Tóibín who sadly passed away today. 

Thursday 31st October

Tom MacIntyre RIP

Marina Carr pays tribute to the poet/playwright/writer Tom MacIntyre whose death was announced earlier today

Tuesday 29th October

Robert Evans RIP

Michael Doherty on the film career of Hollywood producer Robert Evans, whose death was announced at the weekend

Wednesday 18th September

Launch of Galway 2020

Helen Marriage, creative director of Galway 2020 which was officially launched this evening

Tuesday 17th September

Museum of Literature Ireland opens

Kay Sheehy met with museum director Simon O’Connor and Catherine McSharry of the National Library for a tour of the newly-opened Museum of Literature Ireland (MOLI) in Newman House, St ...

Tuesday 3rd September

Shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

Sinead Gleeson with a guide to the 6 authors on the 2019 Booker shortlist

Friday 9th August

Raven Aflakete RIP

Remembering American spoken-word artist Raven Aflakete, a previous guest on Arena and a pioneer of the Irish scene, whose death was announced yesterday

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