An Irishman Abroad
Black Irish Lives Matter With Emer O’Neill

Black Irish Lives Matter With Emer O’Neill

January 23, 2021

This week we see the much-anticipated return of Men Behaving Better and for this series, we're putting racism in the spotlight. 

In this first episode of our third series, Jarlath speaks to one of Ireland's only black Irish teachers, Emer O'Neill. Emer speaks to Jarlath about the phenomenon of micro-aggression, the exceptional challenges that she faced growing up as a person of colour in Ireland and her shocking experiences of racism in adulthood.

 
From her powerful words on calling out racism to her questioning of how diverse the Irish education system is in hiring people of colour, the need for an anti-bullying policy in Irish schools and her experiences living in Mississippi on a basketball scholarship, this is a truly eye-opening and sobering conversation about 'everyday racism' and how it needs to be addressed.
 
To hear each episode in full every single week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (A New Beginning Or A Clearer Division?): (Trailer)

An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (A New Beginning Or A Clearer Division?): (Trailer)

January 22, 2021
President Joe Biden’s inauguration aimed to cleanse the palette of America. The world breathed a sigh of relief but is that the feeling on the ground. Marion McKeone answer’s Jarlath’s questions about the fear surrounding this event that resulted in a military lockdown of Washington. Does the sequence of events that brought us to this day cement the divide or give a bridge a chance? Which is more bizarre, the pardoning of Steve Bannon or Lil’ Wayne? There’s an examination of the deals struck in the final fleeting hours of the greatest dumpster fire of all time, listener questions about Kellyanne Conway’s treatment of her daughter and a preview of what’s to come as prosecutors sharpen their knives for the sorest loser of all time.
 
If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it in the next episode.
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “The Barefoot Running Debate”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “The Barefoot Running Debate”

January 18, 2021
Can all repetitive strain injuries be traced back to modern running shoes? Jarlath asks Sonia about this and other claims of the barefoot running movement. It makes sense on paper. We have conditioned our feet to expect a type of cushioning that encourages heal striking rather than the flat strike that lets the miracle of engineering that is human foot so its job. Sonia looks back at her days running barefoot at competitive events, the Kenyan model, Zola Budd, ice baths and the danger of transitioning to shoeless running or minimal shoes. There’s look at Jarlath stalled progress after he suffered a hip injury this week. How will this impact his plan to run 2000K for Jigsaw.ie? And we hear one of the funniest emails the show has ever received. Sonia also tells us about the return of Park Runs to Australia and her 19 minute 5K effort for her beloved Snowy the dog.
 
Be kind to yourself and others this January. Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland.  
 
To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Eddie Jordan: A Life Less Ordinary

Eddie Jordan: A Life Less Ordinary

January 16, 2021

This week businessman, broadcast and motorsports legend Eddie Jordan joined Jarlath for a one of a kind conversation about his life, career and charity The Amber Foundation. 

Eddie discusses the art of motivation, the key to spotting talent like Ayrton Senna and how he takes care of his mind and body these days. Eddie speaks about his dismay over this week’s report on mother and baby homes and his unpopular view that he was 'deserving' of the corporal punishment that he received while in a Christian Brothers school.

From being a 'real nasty bastard' in sealing negotiations to detailing the important work of his charity Amber, his role as a sort of spy in the Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes deal, who he believes to be the best driver of his era and much more, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss.

Click here for more information on The Amber Foundation: http://www.amberweb.org/

To hear each episode in full every single week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (Oops I’ve Been Impeached Again): (Trailer)

An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (Oops I’ve Been Impeached Again): (Trailer)

January 15, 2021
Being impeached once is unfortunate. Being impeached twice? Well, that’s something else entirely. Jarlath and Marion discuss the real motives behind this move. Is it a complete waste of time or an attempt to deny this President access to the door through which he will attempt to slink out. Jarlath puts your questions to Marion including; how real is the threat of violence on January 20th? What happens next to the GOP? When will Melania file for divorce and a whole lot more. This is a jam packed episode on week no other in the history of America.
 
If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it in the next episode.
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “What To Do When Running Stops Being Any Craic”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “What To Do When Running Stops Being Any Craic”

January 11, 2021
Whether you’re worrying about starting out or over stressed about your big running goal, there comes a point where running can feel like an unpaid part-time job. It can stress you out, occupy all your headspace, leave you grouchy with loved ones and unable to enjoy the process on any level. Sonia sits Jarlath down to remind him and you of a few methods she uses when she feels this way. Getting to a place where our exercise is a release rather than a chore is sometimes tricky. As always Sonia cuts through the nonsense like a knife through butter. While Jarlath feels the relief of knowing he’s not the only one who has become overwhelmed by a big training task. Following last week’s food episode Jarlath attempted to make Sonia’s powerballs. Somehow, he nearly burns his house down. There’s news on an upcoming guest and some sad personal news about one of Sonia’s most faithful running companions. RIP Snowy. Don’t forget to get in touch with the show via irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com we want to hear from you.   
 
Be kind to yourself and others this January. Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland.  
 
To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Democracy For Sale (Dark Money & Dirty Politics) With Peter Geoghegan

Democracy For Sale (Dark Money & Dirty Politics) With Peter Geoghegan

January 9, 2021
Was the riot on Capitol Hill the articulation of a larger loss of faith in a political system driven by dark money? Peter Geoghegan is the author and journalist behind a book that everyone needs to read: Democracy For Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics. This week he joined Jarlath to talk about his book which looks at the current crisis-point and how a lack of accountability and untraceable funding have impacted upon it. 
 
Peter details the phenomenon of 'dark money,' why Mark Zuckerberg did nothing about online misinformation for so long and his concern about the sudden regulation of the President.
 
The second half of the interview is essential listening (available on Patreon) It delves deeper into Ireland’s relationship with secrets, money and power, and Peter’s own difficult past. There’s also a discussion of how blind the Republic of Ireland can be to the political complexities of the North and the hilarious high-risk move which secured him an interview with former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. This is a truly fascinating conversation about the darkness within global political systems on a week that has seen the world shaken by the bizarre actions of its most powerful political figure.
 
To hear each episode in full every single week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (And So It Has Come To This): (Trailer)

An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (And So It Has Come To This): (Trailer)

January 8, 2021
The morning after the night before and Marion McKeone sheds some light on how it all came to pass, why security at the Capitol is not completely to blame and whether there are grounds to remove 45 from office. Jarlath quizzes Marion a week where the POTUS entered a full on tailspin as the reality he chose to deny came along and slapped him in the face. Listeners pose some of the questions and Marion tries to remain positive while accepting that a self-pardon is possible and a run in 2024 looks increasingly likely. There’s a lot to get through so this episode in it’s extended cut on Patreon is an absolute must for anyone concerned about the world.
 
If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it in the next episode.
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Irishman Running Abroad: “How To Eat Like A Runner: Sonia’s No-Nonsense January Eating Guide”

Irishman Running Abroad: “How To Eat Like A Runner: Sonia’s No-Nonsense January Eating Guide”

January 4, 2021
Jarlath has fallen off the health and fitness wagon so many times in the last 20 years it’s now his routine. Sonia thinks she knows why. She explains why setting the bar too high is the number one reason why New Year’s resolutions tend to fail. Although he’s not known as a running guru Francis Brennan provides one of the best tips on the size necessary for a resolution to work. Jarlath digs into the idea of viewing any healthy changes as additions rather than deprivations and opens up about his fear of blowing his progress on Cadbury Celebrations. We get Sonia's extensive guide to making your own muesli and why it’s not as hard as it sounds, a handy new wrap snack recipe and the definitive guide to making Sonia’s Powerballs from scratch. There’s a heart-breaking listener email, an incident involving Jarlath overstepping the. Line with a dog and definitive discussion of whether toast is a good or a bad thing for runners. 
 
Be kind to yourself and others this January. Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland.
 
To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Irish Aviators Series: Dubai Duty Free CEO Colm McLoughlin & Margaret O’Shaugnessy Of The Foynes  Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Irish Aviators Series: Dubai Duty Free CEO Colm McLoughlin & Margaret O’Shaugnessy Of The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

January 2, 2021

To start the New Year, we have a very special episode for you from our Irish Aviators series. In a year which has seen the world of aviation essentially come to a complete stand-still, these two conversations are full of the positivity that is needed at this time of year.

Jarlath is joined by Dubai Duty Free CEO Colm McLoughlin who tells the fascinating journey from Galway to running a multi-billion dollar business in Asia. From the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, Jarlath is joined by Margaret O'Shaughnessy who tells the incredible history of the first international airport in Ireland, the birth of Irish coffee and the key role that Hollywood star Maureen O'Hara plays in the legacy of the Museum.

This is just a taster. To hear this episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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