Sunday with Miriam

Sunday with Miriam

10am Sunday


Sunday 10th February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam speaks the US Congressman who is speaking out about Brexit, the backstop & his Irish father, Brendan Boyle. Author Arnold Thomas Fanning, who has just been nominated to the Wellcome Book Prize on his astonishing memoir on mental health is in our Cork Studio & we have great live music from an acoustic four piece based in Spain but hail from Ireland, the US & UK, The Track Dogs.

Sunday 3rd February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

We have live music from Celtic Woman, an all female Irish music ensemble who are about to embark on a world tour, Miriam speaks to the indomitable Veronica Dunne, who's annual singing competition took palce this week. Also two of the Derry Four, Michael Toner & Gerry Kelly speak of their living nightmare of being on the run.

Sunday 27th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning Miriam speaks to Rod Stewart on his life & career ahead of his big Ireland gig, plus three top surgeons, Dr. Ciaran Bolger, Dr. Helen Heneghan & Dr. Hannan Mullet, who make challenging decisions in order to give us a better quality of life & live music for The Henry Girls.

Sunday 20th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Married couple Patricia Casey, well known Professor of Psychiatry & husband John who is a barrister join Miriam to talk about their their lives & dealing with the death of their precious 24 year old son a year ago. Live music & chat also from former Dubliner John Sheahan & Michael Howard who played with the group for many years

Sunday 13th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam is joined this morning by young writer Sally Rooney who was just awarded the prestegious Costa book prize for her 2nd novel, Normal People. Also the great Rosaleen Linehan & Phelim Drew, two acting stalwarts, here to talk about their new production The Cripple of Inishmaan which is coming up in The Gaiety Theatre from 21st Jan to 9th March. Plus live music performances from Sligo singer Tommy Fleming.

Sunday 6th January

Sunday With Miriam Podcast

An all-female show to celebrate Women's Little Christmas. Miriam talks to jockey Emma Doyle, an in-depth interview with BBC correspondent Orla Guerin, and Lise Hand and Dearbhail McDonald talk about what Nollaig na mBan means to them.

Sunday 30th December

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Miriam gathers some remarkable women around the table to celebrate the year, including Vicky Phelan, Ailbhe Smyth, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen and Jessica Bowes.

Sunday 23rd December

Van Morrison

In a rare interview, Miriam sits down with the great Van Morrison. He talks about his Belfast childhood, his early career with albums such as Astral Weeks and Moondance and why the Blues has never stopped inspiring him.

Sunday 16th December

David Keenan

Fresh from supporting Hozier at Dublin's Olympia Theatre, singer-songwriter David Keenan joined Miriam live in studio for a great showcase of his talent.

Finbar Wright

The superb Finbar Wright of The Irish Tenors joined Miriam for a chat and a stunning performance.

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy joined Miriam in studio to chat about life and his new Christmas album.

Sunday 9th December

Remembering Graham Jones

Miriam pays tribute to Graham Jones who you may have heard on last week’s show, who passed on Saturday Morning. We hear hear a clip from his interview last week and we also hear Patrick Bergin and Brendan Graham's views on life and fatality.

Brendan Graham and Patrick Bergin

Brendan Graham and Patrick Bergin have joined forces, along with Paul Harrington, to create a brand new song – just in time for Christmas. The song is called Switzer's Window and all royalties are going to Barnardos. Graham and Patrick were in studio to talk to Miriam about the song and their lives.

Sunday with Miriam - The Podcast

This week Miriam is joined by Mark Condren, Brendan Graham and Patrick Bergin. Miriam also remembers Graham Jones.

Mark Condren

For two years Mark Condren was embedded with the NYPD to capture the force at work. The result is a glossy, coffee table book showing all the sides of life for police officers in New York. It’s called NYPD Behind the scenes with the men and women of the New York City Police Department and Mark called into studio to chat with Miriam about it.

Sunday 2nd December

Shane McGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke

Miriam met the Pogues’ frontman and his long-term partner Victoria and asked why they finally - after 32 years - made it official.

Graham Jones

Newly ordained Church Of Ireland priest, Graham Jones spoke to Miriam about how his faith is giving him courage as he faces his terminal cancer diagnosis. They were joined by Graham’s wife, Louise, and brother, Rob.

Sunday With Miriam - The Podcast

This week Miriam was talking to Graham Jones and Shane and Victoria McGowan

Sunday 18th November

Sunday with Miriam - The Podcast

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Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe called in to studio to chat to Miriam about his poetry event and his writing

Cora Staunton

Cora chatted to Miriam about her life here in Ireland and abroad in Australia

Donal Lenihan and Brent Pope

Ireland's historic win against the All Blacks

Sunday 11th November

Anne Enright

One of Ireland's greatest writers, Anne Enright, joined Miriam in studio to chat about becoming Ireland's first Professor of Fiction and launching the International Pen's Women's Manifesto in Ireland

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Tribute

A tribute to the late, great, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin

Sunday 4th November

Boy George

Ahaead of Culture Club's Dublin date in 3Arena, Boy George - AKA George O'Dowd - chats with Miriam about music, life and why he's finally happy.

Colm O'Regan

Ahead of this year's Kilkenomics Festival, comedian and author Colm O'Regan speaks to Miriam about the origins of the event, Irish Mammies, and writing.

Sunday 28th October

Frank McDonald

Frank McDonald was in studio to talk to Miriam about his life and his new book

Michael Healy Rae

Michael joined Miriam in studio to chat about his new book and share some stories from a life in the Kingdom of Kerry

Sunday 21st October

Maria Doyle-Kennedy

Singer and actress Maria Doyle-Kennedy chatted to Miriam about her life and her new album.

Philly McMahon

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon joined Miriam in studio to chat about his new documentary about addiction, The Hardest Hit.

Sunday 14th October

Pat Wallace

Miriam chatted to Pat Wallace about his archaeological career and his new documentary on TG4.

Lynn and Bernie Ruane

Senator Lynn Ruane and her mother Bernie joined Miriam in studio to talk through the ups and downs of Lynn's life and to chat about her new book.

Sunday 7th October

Sunday with Miriam 7th October 2018

In studio with Miriam today are comedian Brendan Grace and his beloved wife Eileen; and Ailbhe Griffith and director Alan Gilsenan talk to Miriam about their film 'The Meeting' which describes her encounter with the man who seriously sexually assaulted her in 2005.

Brendan and Eileen Grace

Brendan Grace is our most well known and best loved comedian and his career has spanned the last four decades of Irish life... a new RTE documentary on his life airs tomorrow night at 9.35 on RTE One. He and his wife Eileen are in studio with Miriam

Ailbhe Griffith and Alan Gilsenan

In 2005 Ailbhe Griffith was walking home when she was attacked and viciously sexually assaulted, she survived and the man was caught and convicted but it wasn’t until she met the man that she was finally able to move on. This encounter has now been made into a film 'The Meeting'. Ailbhe and the film's director Alan Gilsenan join Miriam in studio

Sunday 30th September

Delorentos live in studio

Delorentos are a Dublin-based Irish alternative rock band formed in 2005. They consist of Rónan Yourell, Kieran McGuinness, Níal Conlan and Ross McCormick

Kerry Babies

This week news broke that gardai were on Valentia Island due to the ongoing review of the 35 year old Kerry Babies case. Writer and journalist Martina Devlin, journalist Anne Lucey and academic Tom inglis join Miriam in studio to look back at the tragedy

Sunday 23rd September

Una O'Hagan and Colm Keane

We explore the life of St Therese of Lisieux with writers and broadcasters Una O’Hagan and Colm Keane. Their book is called 'The Little Flower of St. Therese of Lisieux. The Irish Connection'.

Cherish the Ladies

Cherish The Ladies have been called an American super group which plays Irish music and they’ve just arrived in Ireland and are about to embark on a nationwide tour.

Trevor Sargent

Trevor Sargent was ordained a priest and is now a deacon in the Church of Ireland, with a parish stretching from Waterford City, Tramore, Dunmore East and Annestown... his journey from teacher, to TD, to government and now to ministry is proving that life, and vocations, can be multi-faceted.

Sunday 16th September

Charlie McGettigan & Paul Harrington

Miriam hears songs and stories from the careers of two Irish legends: Charlie McGettigan & Paul Harrington.

Sunday 9th September

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

Miriam meets the new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

Brave Giant

Brave Giant are an Indie/Folk Quartet from Co. Longford. They perform two tracks live in Studio 10: 'Somebody's Someone' and 'The Time I Met The Devil'.

Sunday 2nd September

All Ireland Sunday

Miriam is joined in studio by Stephen Rochford, Keith Barr, Nudie Hughes, Marty Morrissey and Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh to discuss the All Ireland Football Championship. Also, Sean Keane played live in studio.

Sunday 19th August

Beoga - Live in Studio 10

Beoga (Irish for ‘lively’) have been in existence for fifteen years, and in that time they’ve produced five critically acclaimed albums, been shortlisted for a Grammy and performed with the Ulster Orchestra at the BBC Proms.

Women in Irish Sport

Joining Keelin are Lindsay Peat, Irish rugby international and former All Ireland football winner who also represented Ireland in soccer and basketball; Marie Crowe, sports journalist at the Sunday Independent and here in RTÉ, and Anna O’Flanagan, Irish hockey international and their joint overall goal-scoring record holder.

Sunday 15th July

Paula Meehan

Paula joined Keelin in studio and talked of her family, poetry and the arts.

Declan O'Rourke

Declan O'Rourke performed live in studio this morning. He sang 'Poor Boys Shoes' and 'Villain Curry Shaw' from his new album 'Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine'. Declan spoke about how stories from the famine, in particular his own ancestory inspired the album.

Sunday 8th July

Enda Walsh

Writer and director Enda Walsh is a multi-award winning playwright who has collaborated with David Bowie and CIllian Murphy to name but a few. Enda has two imminent productions – an installation for this year’s Galway Arts Festival and an opera with Donnacha Dennehy which is a version of Bluebeard’s Castle. Enda spoke about the Opera with Keelin...

Oireachtas Women

A new painting has been commissioned to paint all fifty three women of the Houses of the Oireachtas by artist Noel Murphy. This morning, Keelin was joined in studio by Niamh Smyth TD, Independent senator Lynne Ruane and Heather Humphries, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation who feature in the painting.

The Whileaways

This Whileaways played live in studio this morning, performing two songs 'Julia' and 'I Am A Hill' from their upcoming album 'From What We're Made'.

Sunday 1st July

Mike McCormack & Lisa McInerney

Authors Mike McCormack & Lisa McInerney spoke with Miriam about their upbringing, authors they admire and writing for a living.

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Presenter: Miriam O'Callaghan

Producer: Sian O'Gorman


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