Jim Moginie

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For fifty years, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player Jim Moginie was a driving force behind the startling rise and global success of one of Australia's most powerful, influential and iconic rock bands. Through the ups and downs of writing and releasing generation-defining songs, touring relentlessly and enduring the intense scrutiny drawn by the band's uncompromising lyrics and environmental activism, the … Read More

Sally Phillips

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Sally Phillips is a multi-award-winning British actress, comedian, and producer. She is known for her work in the comedy television series I’m Alan Partridge, Jam and Jerusalem, Miranda, Taskmaster and Veep.

Orla Guerin

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Dublin-born Orla Guerin is a distinguished journalist with a career spanning several decades. She has become one of the most prominent international correspondents, known for her fearless reporting from some of the world’s most challenging and conflict-ridden regions. With a passion for uncovering untold stories and a commitment to truth and accuracy, Guerin has consistently provided viewers with a deeper … Read More

Ciarán Hinds

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Ciarán Hinds is a veteran character actor from Ireland. Over the course of his four-decade-long career, he has accumulated over a hundred film and TV credits. A Belfast native, Hinds grew up in a Catholic household and developed an early interest in dancing. He initially pursued a career in law before shifting his attention to acting. His television roles include … Read More

Catherine Cleary

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Catherine is co-founder of Pocket Forests and has almost three decades experience as a journalist and author. She is ambitious about developing strategic partnerships in environmental action with real impacts which create a just transition to a more sustainable world. She has created several podcasts and written four books. Catherine writes a weekly column for The Irish Times.

Tom Dunne

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Tom Dunne is an Irish radio broadcaster with Newstalk, and a singer/songwriter with the band Something Happens.

Alan O’Connor

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Alan is an Irish multi instrumentalist who currently plays with RTE’s Late Late Show House Band, Sharon Shannon, Something Happens, Tradalac, Tom Dunne & Fiachna O Braonain, Frances Black & more. Alan has toured extensively all over the world including the USA, Australia, Asia, The Middle East, Canada, The Caribbean & all over Europe. He has also performed with artists … Read More

David O’Doherty

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Having scaled the heights of telemarketing and temping, David O’Doherty first stepped on stage at Dublin’s Comedy Cellar in 1998. In 1999 he won the Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award for new comedians and was runner up in the BBC New Comedy Awards. His first full show ‘The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy’ was performed … Read More

Christopher Reid

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Christopher Reid has written many books of poems, for both adults and children, and for most of the 1990s he was poetry editor at the London publishing house of Faber and Faber. Among his works are A Scattering, which addressed the loss of his first wife and was named Costa Book of the Year for 2009, and The Song of … Read More

Cecelia Ahern

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After completing a degree in Journalism and Media Communications, Cecelia wrote her first novel at 21 years old. Her debut novel, PS I Love You was published in January 2004, and was followed by Where Rainbows End (aka Love, Rosie) in November 2004. Both novels were adapted to films; PS I Love You starred Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, and … Read More