Rick O'Shea

Rick O'Shea


Broadcaster @RTE2fm / @PoetryProgRTE. Patron @epilepsyireland. Event MC, book pusher, #craftbeer, science. Atheist. #YNWA. rick@rte.ie Hello to Jason Isaacs

61600 followers  •  9142 follow  •  Dublin  •   http://www.rickoshea.ie/

A *cracking* @BookShowRTE  this weekend. I'm talking to @maxjohnporter  ahead of @CuirtFestival , the @ByrnesBooks  Book Club ask Joseph O'Connor questions about Shadowplay, @CensoredPod  talks to me about Ireland's banned books... Up in 15 minutes on @RTERadio1 .

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My impossibly hard working other half is doing 200km for @FocusIreland  this month along with her colleagues in Hayes McGrath Solicitors. Half way there and every little helps. I'd *hugely* appreciate any few quid you'd care to donate...

I have another journey back into the vocal, jazz and big band beauty of the 30s, 40s, 50s and more coming up on this weekend's #GoldLounge . All of these and a ton more starting in 10 on @RTEGold . Listen back later here -

Live on @RTEGold , as usual, until 1. Gorillaz, Talking Heads, Gilbert O'Sullivan, The Smiths, ABBA, Nina Simone and tons more. Fancy it? Here's where we are...

Even more so is that this Thursday night I'll be reading from my first ever published short story as part of the launch...

Read this. Here's what Irish booksellers have been doing to keep the show on the road...

Yes, this makes me feel *ancient*... FIFTEEN years ago tonight, @Glen_Hansard  and @MarketaIrglova  came in my @RTE2fm  show to play, 2 days before The Swell Season album was released... Playing it next on @RTEGold ...

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@Louise_Nealon  - SnowflakeStarts as "girl from a farm goes to Trinity ", but slowly mutates into something hugely warm, human, complex and slightly magic. By the end I didn't want to leave any of the characters. A really impressive debut you'll be hearing a lot more about.

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Want to come @edsheeran  here @RTE2fm  next Thu? To enter, follow me and RT this. Winner Friday at 2. #2fmedsheeran 

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I'll keep this simple. I have 2 tx to @edsheeran  at @CrokePark  to be won on @RTE2fm  today after 2. Worth a RT? ;-)

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Our @TheVampsband  #LATM15  comp thanks to @carlsberg  on the way @RTE2fm . Just to note this one is over 18s only...

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You know the way this has been blasted out of the headlines by everything from Trump to Covid to Brexit? This.

The Orlando mass shooting? One of FIVE last weekend in the U.S. and 15 this month...

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As seen on the Dual Carriageway outside UCD this morning. Anonymous letter makers, I salute you :-) #FatherTed 

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This. @VanJones68  on @CNN  gives you the only 2 minutes of reaction to @JoeBiden  becoming the next US President.

So I was almost killed at the weekend. My wife too. At roughly this place. Please read this short thread and share it, it might save someone else's life and if that comes of this then fair enough... (/thread)

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Remember this story? The teacher who has single-handedly stocked their library through hard work has lost his gig due to funding cuts. The school would love him to stay, but can't afford him. Anyone care to write an article about it? RT?

Guys, my old school Drimnagh Castle is short of cash and looking for books to populate a new library. Can I get a RT?

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