An Irishman Abroad
Dennis Taylor: Episode 299

Dennis Taylor: Episode 299

June 8, 2019

Dennis Taylor’s journey from factory worker in Tyrone to the pinnacle of snooker was more than bizarre and unusual. He left Ireland without a snooker cue or any thought of turning professional. At that time there was barely a professional version of the game. He explains to Jarlath how he realised that he had a talent by chance in a local snooker club in the north of England (6:00). Within 5 years he was listed as one of the top ten players in the world and gunning for the world title. 

Dennis opens up about the unseen grind of the game (20:00), his friendship with the late Alex Higgins (55:00), the effects of being an overnight celebrity (24:00), Ronnie O’Sullivan (35:00) and much much more. Whether you’re a snooker fan or not, this is an episode about a unique life you can’t fail to enjoy with one of the best characters ever to play the game.

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John Giles: Episode 298

John Giles: Episode 298

June 1, 2019
This week John Giles welcomed Jarlath into his home to tell the incredible story of his life, career and journey abroad.
 
With a refreshing honesty, John opens up about his difficult time at Manchester United (48:00), why he thinks Brian Clough was scared of his players (1:00:00) and how he was criticised for a management style that is similar to that of Pep Guardiola (1:18:00). John also speaks passionately about why he firmly believes that numbers and stats are a complete waste of time in football (Patreon Full Length Version Only).
 
From the truth behind why he never missed the game in his retirement (1:31:00) to his first meeting with an isolated Eamon Dunphy (29:00), why The Damned United is 'a joke' (58:00) and much, much more, this is one of kind and fun chat with an Irish sporting icon.
 
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Dr. Andrew Rynne: Episode 297

Dr. Andrew Rynne: Episode 297

May 25, 2019

Jarlath meets Ireland’s first vasectomy doctor to discuss a new short film about an attempt that was made on his life in 1990. Back when the Catholic church dictated Ireland’s laws on sex and reproduction, Dr. Andrew Rynne stood up and challenged the establishment on the issues of contraception, abortion, vasectomies and more.

For his troubles he was hauled in front of the courts, splashed across the tabloids, denounced from the pulpit, disowned by his own father and shot one afternoon in the summer of 1990. Paul Webster’s short film “The Vasectomy Doctor” takes us to that shocking moment and discovers why it happened. Jarlath delves deeper into Dr. Rynne’s story to find out why he left Ireland for Canada only to return due to emigrant ache, how he learned to do vasectomies when nobody would teach them, how the procedure relies on touch more than sight and how taboo the issue sex was back in the late 1970s.

Later in the episode Dr. Rynne looks at the changes that porn has caused in the Irish male and why testosterone deficiency syndrome could explain more than just a loss of libido in older men. Jarlath then speaks to Paul Webster about directing the short film and gets are further insight into the life of one of Ireland’s most influential and courageous medical professionals. (Patreon Full Length Version Only)

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Imelda May: Episode 296

Imelda May: Episode 296

May 18, 2019

Imelda May is, without a doubt, one of the most requested guests in the series to date. This week, Jarlath and Imelda finally had the chance to sit down and chat face to face.

In fascinating detail, Imelda discusses the addictive nature of losing oneself on stage (9:00), her time working every job that she could find when she first moved over to London (14:00) and her clever marketing plan to grow her name while touring with Jools Holland (Patreon Full Length Version only).

From her incredible story about Bono's endless support for her (37:00) to her frank discussion on why artists should 'keep away from talent shows' (42:00), how you have to be totally committed to make it as an artist (30:00) and much more, this is a thoroughly heartfelt conversation with one of Ireland's true musical greats.

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Cora Staunton: Episode 295

Cora Staunton: Episode 295

May 11, 2019

Jarlath meets Cora Staunton during one of the most tumultuous weeks of her life.  In a wide ranging conversation, Cora explains the pressure of being recognised as a local public figure from a young age (8:00), the reaction to loss that defined her personality (52:00) and the core belief that will no doubt help her along the road to recovery  (50:00).

From revealing the one regret that she has from moving to Australia (39:00) to the key to her success (1:04:00) and her frank opinions on the topic of compensation players in the GAA (Patreon Full Length Version Only), this is a one of a kind conversation with one of Ireland’s greatest sportswomen.

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Neville Isdell: Episode 294

Neville Isdell: Episode 294

May 4, 2019

How do you go from being a young boy living in the small Northern Irish town of Downpatrick to becoming the Chairman and CEO of one of the world's biggest brands? While in Dublin visiting EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Neville Isdell sat down with Jarlath to tell us how he did just that by becoming the 12th CEO of Coca-Cola.

Neville explains how moving to South Africa at the age of 10 exposed him to the realities of apartheid (8:00), the challenges of understanding oneself (23:00) how every country has a period of which they should be ashamed - and Ireland is no exception (1:01:00)

From his very strange request to new employees (30:00) to the concept of hiring people on experience over qualifications (13:00), why he doesn't believe in career-path planning (25:00), his charity work to eradicate malaria by 2025 (Full Length Patreon Version Only) and much, much more, this is a truly fascinating conversation with an Irishman who made it to the top of the business world.

For more information on EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum visit https://epicchq.com/

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Niall Tubridy: Episode 293

Niall Tubridy: Episode 293

April 27, 2019

Jarlath recently met with Neurologist Niall Tubridy in the offices of Penguin Publishing in Dublin to speak about his fascinating career and his new book Just One More Question: Stories from a Life in Neurology.

Niall speaks about how he remains connected to his patients in a job which sees him deliver both wonderful and earth shattering news on a daily basis (14:00), while also offering his thoughts on whether traditional medicine is limited (33:00) and telling the incredible story of a chef with transient global amnesia (Patreon Extended Cut Only).

From why he believes the NHS is no better than the Irish Health Service (53:00) to why a level of arrogance is associated with medical professionals (41:00) and much more, this conversations offers a truly rare insight into the world of one of the most important areas of medicine.

If you want to purchase or find out more about Just One More Question: Stories from a Life in Neurology click here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/310/310130/just-one-more-question/9781844884575.html

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Mick Finnegan (Returns): Episode 292

Mick Finnegan (Returns): Episode 292

April 20, 2019

It has been almost 5 years since Mick first joined Jarlath on An Irishman Abroad to tell his astonishing story of abuse, mental health struggles, failed suicide attempts and how he was saved by rugby coaching. To this date, it is unsurprising that that incredible conversation is one of the most popular episodes in our archive.

This week, Mick returns to the podcast to tell the powerful story of the journey that he has been on since his first meeting with Jarlath and how it is truly miraculous that he is still here to tell the tale. 

In the first half of this episode you can hear Mick's first conversation with Jarlath in full before this week's interview begins (1:19:00).

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Music in this episode is 'Summer's Here' by Swimmers Jackson and 'An Attempt At Momentum' by James OR.

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Niall O’Dowd: Episode 291

Niall O’Dowd: Episode 291

April 13, 2019

 

As the CEO of Irish Central, activist, writer and journalist Niall O'Dowd is, without a doubt, one of the most influential Irish people living in America. This week, Jarlath had the pleasure of speaking with him about his fascinating life and journey from Tipperary to America.
 
With refreshing honesty, Niall speaks about how it is a worrying time to be in America (19:00), the truth behind being the negotiator between Sinn Féin and The White House during the Good Friday Agreement process (33:00) and why he firmly believes Trump will not see a second term as President (51:00).
 
From discussing his relationship with the Clintons (27:00) to his work supporting the undocumented Irish in America (47:00), the simple thing that journalism schools are failing to include in their education (Patreon Extended Cut Only) and much more, this is a fascinating conversation with a man who has done incredible work for Irish abroad.

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Sinead O’Shea: Episode 290

Sinead O’Shea: Episode 290

April 6, 2019

Sinead O'Shea is the director and writer behind the critically acclaimed documentary A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot. As Brexit negotiations drag on, she joined Jarlath to discuss the growing significance of this 5 year project about the realities of one community in Northern Ireland.

Sinead gives her fascinating perspective on the impact Ireland's dark history has had on modern mindsets (53:00), what she believes Brexit will do to Northern Ireland (1:02:00) and the 'grim' truth behind the challenges for women working in the world of film today (Patreon Extended Cut Only).
 
The episode covers everything from her filming under-cover for Al Jazeera (50:00) to the powerful story behind Majella O’Donnell in A Mother Brings her Son to be Shot (32:00), how she won an IFTA for a show that was taken off the air before the end of its first season (48:00) and much more.
 
For more information on A Woman Brings her Son to be Shot, visit https://www.amotherbrings.com/

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