An Irishman Abroad
Irishman In America - Marion McKeone And The Raid Of Mar-a-Lago (Part 1)

Irishman In America - Marion McKeone And The Raid Of Mar-a-Lago (Part 1)

August 12, 2022

It’s been a week like no other. He was a President like no other. Now something is happening to him that has never happened to any President before him. Marion gives us a play by play review of what exactly happened at Mar A Lago and what could happen next. Trump went into full court press on the spin cycle as soon as his least favourite kid delivered the news of the raid. Was it really a raid? Or was it a heavily sign posted event that his Royal Orangeness is using to galvanise support for his run in 2024. Marion turns her focus in the second part of the show (only on Patreon) to Alex Jones, Joe Biden’s huge week and another case against Trump that reaches a pivotal moment this week. There’s so much more in the second part but the only way to hear it is by signing up and helping us make this podcast last until 2024 and beyond. 

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Irishman Running Abroad - Do Muscle Soreness Creams Actually Work? (Part 1)

Irishman Running Abroad - Do Muscle Soreness Creams Actually Work? (Part 1)

August 9, 2022

With a million and one muscle soreness remedies available over the counter Sonia and Jarlath go in search of the most unusual but effective recovery aids with the help of the listeners. It’s week 8 of Sonia’s half marathon training plan and time to start the taper. Captain Neil Fusco lead a gang of hardy Irishman Abroad runners around his favourite trail in Bray county Wicklow on Sunday. We check in with him and ask if lowering expectations in the lead up to a big race is healthy. This episode covers a lot. Even more if you’re a member on Patreon. We have a further 40 minutes of motivation, Craic, advice and uddermint over there. Support the show. Join up. It only takes a few seconds. 

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Irishman Abroad 9 Year Anniversary Episode

Irishman Abroad 9 Year Anniversary Episode

August 7, 2022
Today we have a very special retrospective episode to mark the 9th anniversary of the Irishman Abroad. Looking back on the most awkward, funny and pivotal moments and episodes across hundreds of hours of conversation with the most fascinating Irish people ever to leave our shores. It's also a chance to say thank you to everyone who has played a part in making our show what it is today and to announce what's coming next for Ireland's biggest podcast for the Irish abroad.
 
I hope you enjoy it and I hope that you will come with me on the next phase of this mad old trip we've been on together for nearly a decade.
 

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Irishman In America - Marion McKeone Visits Liz Cheney’s Wyoming (Part 1)

Irishman In America - Marion McKeone Visits Liz Cheney’s Wyoming (Part 1)

August 5, 2022

Marion McKeone (Sunday Business Post US Correspondent) takes a trip to Liz Cheney's homeland and comes to understand the Republicans that reside there a little better. She describes to Jarlath Regan here interactions with locals while attending a rodeo festival, taverns and parks. Later in the episode she looks at the assignation of Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul. The most surgical of US airstrikes took the head of al-Qaeda out standing on a balcony while his family were unscathed just feet away. In the second part of the discussion we hear who about al-Zawahiri's ferociously violent past and whether a retaliation could be on the cards. Finally Marion examines the latest developments in the Alex Jones trial and asks why did Nancy Pelosi visit Taiwan? Jarlath recommends the most 90s documentary of all time and reveals his plans for the next two weeks of the podcast.

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Irishman Running Abroad - Obeying Your Body In Week 7

Irishman Running Abroad - Obeying Your Body In Week 7

August 2, 2022

With 4 weeks to go to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon, Sonia O'Sullivan asks us all to breathe out and listen to what our bodies are telling us. It’s a tough thing to do at the best of times but when your training hasn’t been going exactly to plan, it can feel impossible. She walks me and our team captains Neil and Aisling through the plan for this week, examines their progress, offers some unique tips on sock management and gives us glimpse into what her coaching life has been like this week as she moves to London. It’s a jam packed episode featuring a trip around the parishes you need to hear, a retirement voice note from one squad member and the realisation that moving house and while running is the worst for of cross-training.

 

Sadly we will not have episode notes but Patrons will get the full training plan and a further 30 minutes of chat this week. if you’ve like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!

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James Parnell & The New Wave Of Returning Irish Abroad

James Parnell & The New Wave Of Returning Irish Abroad

July 31, 2022

In April 2021, for the first time since 1851, the population in the Republic of Ireland was estimated to have passed the five million mark. Many believe a big part of this story has to do with returning Irish nationals. This weekend I became one of them. According to CSO findings, 65,200 people immigrated to Ireland in the year to April 2021, 30,200 of whom were returning Irish nationals, the highest number of returning Irish nationals since 2007. 2022 is set to be an even bigger year for the return of the Irishmen and women abroad. James Parnell has made helping these people re-integrate into Ireland a huge part of his successful coaching business. His site ANewDawninIreland.com  is a resource for both returning emigrants and those coming to Ireland for the first time. A New Dawn in Ireland was the first blended online and offline training/coaching programme to inspire and help people create the life they want back in Ireland.

Today on the podcast, with my car packed up and ready to head for the ferry, I took a moment to talk James about what he has learned through his years of meeting the returning Irish. It’s fascinating stuff whether you’re on the road home, thinking about it or at home wondering how tricky it might be for a member of your family to get back. James is a natural communicator with an abundance of empathetic, positive and creative energy. It’s easy to see why his business The Wellbeing Gym and the MAP model he created for personal wellbeing and peak performance have been so successful. The Wellbeing Gym provides online, offline and blended life design, self-leadership, performance and productivity training programmes to individuals and businesses. If you would like to contact James simply email james@TheWellbeingGym.com and if you’ve like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!

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Irishman In America - A Sneak Preview Of The New Trump Album (Part 1)

Irishman In America - A Sneak Preview Of The New Trump Album (Part 1)

July 29, 2022
This week we got short glimpse of what to expect from Donald Trump if he runs for office in 2024. This time it seems angrier, more out there and at its core, driven by revenge. Marion McKeone of the Sunday Business Post has been taking in the reaction to former the President's speech at the America First Policy Institute's event in Washington. There were a few notable omissions from the speech and a few moments that drew gasps.
Meanwhile Alex Jones faced the music for his grotesque treatment of the family of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre. Jones repeatedly “lied and attacked the parents of murdered children” when he told his Infowars audience that the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was a hoax an attorney for one of the victim’s parents told a jury on Tuesday at the beginning of a trial to determine how much Jones must pay for defaming them.
We look at why Joe Mansion has suddenly rolled over and allowed President Biden to score some big legislative wins. Was he made an offer he could not refuse? Or was it something else entirely. Finally, Marion wonders if trading an arms dealer for Britney Griner (a deal that is now on the table) is a wise move or if Putin will take the chance to pants Joe Biden in front of the world.
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Irishman Running Abroad - Running On Empty (Part 1)

Irishman Running Abroad - Running On Empty (Part 1)

July 26, 2022

You don't have to be coaching at the world championships, moving house, raising kids or trying to recover from COVID to feel like you are using energy you don't have to run in the evenings. There can come a point in any training block where we feel like the tank is empty. That's where I got to this week and strangely, many of our listeners reported the same experience. Week 5 of Sonia's half marathon training plan really put it up to us all. This week we review what was learned with our team captains Aisling DeMaison in France and Neil Fusco recovering from COVID in Wicklow.

On the micro level we look at whether running on an empty stomach is a good idea after I bottomed out (bonked) during the group run we organised in the Phoenix Park. Sonia looks back at a jam packed World Championships, getting lost in the hills of Oregon and explains her "Week 6 Plan" in detail. There's a trip around the parishes and some fuelling life hacks you will definitely want to hear. Don't forget there will be episode notes to follow later in the day that include the full training plan and links to items discussed on the show.

On the micro level we look at whether running on an empty stomach is a good idea after I bottomed out (bonked") during the group run we organised in the Phoenix Park. Sonia looks back at a jam packed World Championships, getting lost in the hills of Oregon and explains her "Week 6 Plan" in detail. (Access via Patreon.com/irishmanabroad) There's a trip around the parishes and some fuelling life hacks you will definitely want to hear. Don't forget there will be episode notes to follow later in the day that include the full training plan and links to items discussed on the show.
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Irishman Abroad - Anyika Onuora - Jonathan Drennan - (Part 1)

Irishman Abroad - Anyika Onuora - Jonathan Drennan - (Part 1)

July 24, 2022
My Hidden Race is the story of Olympic medallist Anyika Onuora, who stood on the podium at every major championship in athletics. Behind all the success and smiles lay something sinister that she could not speak about for years. The she has written with Jonathan Drennan doesn't go into detail about the technicalities of her sport. Instead, it gives an unflinching testimony of what it takes to pursue your dreams as a Black British woman against all odds and lifts the lid on the reality of life as a female athlete in a way that nobody else has done before her. She admits that there have been far too many years of silence caught in a system. Now Anyika is determined to make up for lost time and use her story to inspire and heal others.
Today on Irishman Abroad I talk to her about the writing of My Hidden Race with Jonathan Drennan. I could not put this book down. It will take you into a world that often takes place far from the spotlight of the Olympic torch and shines an intense light on the brutal reality of professional sport for many black females. It is for a me, a must read.
Warning: the episode contains some content that some listeners may find distressing. If you have been affected by abuse or need to talk to someone about what you are going through.
 

The Samaritans can be contacted for free on the 24/7 phone helpline 116 123, email jo@samaritans.ie or visit samaritans.ie.
My Hidden Race by Anyika Onuora is published by Mirror Books.
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Irishman In America - 187 Minutes Of Madness (Part 1)

Irishman In America - 187 Minutes Of Madness (Part 1)

July 22, 2022
Just when you thought the January 6th Select Committee Hearings were over, they reveal there's going to be a new season in September. Last night's climactic instalment didn't disappoint with the focus turning to Trump's apparent failure to do anything during the entire three hour period during which his supporters attacked the Capitol Buildings. Today Marion takes us inside the key take aways from last night's revelations, the footage, the witnesses, the twists and the new information we never thought we would ever get. It's all here in this bumper episode - slightly delayed so that we could give it to you in full to start your weekend.
In the second half of the discussion we delve into the Secret Service's deletion of evidence from that fateful day. Their ineptitude goes beyond the dithery auld fella and into the realm of suspicious. Marion explains what appears to have happened and why a criminal investigation has begun. We listen to the Trump blooper reel outakes that I have been so desperate to hear. And finally Steve Bannon is going to jail. The question is for how long? And I reveal a big piece of news about the future of Irishman Abroad.
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For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
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