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Sil Fox: The pub selfie that ‘ruined’ the 90-year-old comedian’s life - and why he’s now suing the DPP
Beloved for his sharp sense of humour and seemingly endless energy, veteran Irish comedian Sylvester ‘Sil’ Fox has been making crowds laugh for decades. But things took a decidedly more serious turn for the entertainer in December 2018 when he was accused of sexual assault in a Dublin pub.
Fox maintained his innocence and was later cleared of all wrongdoing, but the case still haunts him today. As he prepares to turn 91, Fox is still fighting for his name as he races against time in taking on Ireland’s justice system. Host: Fionnán Sheahan. Guest: Paul Williams See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Davy Tweed: ‘He was the most frightening person in my life,’ says stepdaughter of paedophile rugby player
Davy Tweed was a popular, successful man in public, but he was also a violent domestic abuser and paedophile who preyed on his relatives. His stepdaughter Amanda Brown, who was abused by Tweed from the ages of eight to 15, has written a book, 'No Peace Until He’s Dead', explaining what the former Irish rugby player did to her and her family. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Revisited: Albert Reynolds, an Australian monk, a hijacked plane, and the Third Secret of Fatima
In the first of May 1981, Ireland was sent into shock when an Aer Lingus flight was hijacked on its short trip from Dublin to London.
The story made international headlines as a former Australian monk, Lawrence 'Larry' Downey, held the Irish plane hostage for almost eight hours. So, what were his intentions? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did Catherine Martin throw the RTÉ chair under the bus – and is she now in the firing line herself?
In the early hours of Friday morning, shock news broke, that Siún Ní Raghallaigh, chair of the RTÉ board had resigned, having lost confidence from Media Minister Catherine Martin over her involvement in the golden handshake deals that are engulfing the broadcaster in scandal.
But Ní Raghallaigh’s resignation statement has brought the controversy directly to the government's doorstep, having claimed that she had in fact given Catherine Martin's office, knowledge of the controversial exit deals.
Host: Kevin Doyle, Guest Fionnán Sheehan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ban this filth? Pleasure Boys cause shock in The Devenish, but some think it's just 'a bit of fun'
The word ‘shocking’ gets bandied about loosely these days, but videos and photographs that have circulated after an X-rated Valentine's weekend event in Belfast have caused anger, scandal and even fury in some communities across Northern Ireland. Host: Fionnán Sheehan, Guests; Niamh Campbell, Kirsty Blake Knox and John Woodward, manager of the controversial Pleasure Boys See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Putin the tyrant: What next for Russia, as “enemy of state” Alexei Navalny dies suddenly?
The death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny made headlines across the world, yet his demise was a cruel inevitability given the physical plight he was forced to suffer having already been poisoned. On Friday, February 16, Vladimir Putin’s most prominent political opponent died in mysterious circumstances, inside a Russian penal colony located near the Arctic Circle. With another “enemy of the state” now dead, what is next for Russia and its tyrannic leader?
Host: Fionnán Sheehan. Guest: Jason Corcoran – Russia Analyst See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.