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Brendan O'Connor

RTÉ Radio 1

Brendan O'Connor has all you need for the weekend with time to pause and reflect on the week just gone. Featuring a selection of human interest, consumer and lifestyle stories, as well as keeping you up to date on the news stories that matter. Listen live Saturday and Sunday at 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

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Fr Brian D'Arcy picks out five songs that have meant something to him throughout his life from his early days as a young priest to his time in Nashville and meeting Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks.

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As the Portal ‘sleeps’ following some problematic behaviour in North Earl Street and New York, historian Liz Gillis talks to Brendan about the receptions given to public art in the Capital City in the past.

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Fiona and Tim Tuomey remember their daughter Milly who died by suicide at age 11 in 2016. They talk about her life, their grief and trying to destigmatise suicide.

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4.0 out of 5 stars from 542 ratings
  • Very poor from Brendan

    Poor Brendan lives in fear of being sued between 11am and 12pm every Sunday, as he consistently cuts his guests short the minute they dare to give an opinion. Pathetic! He constantly interrupts, gives his own opinion too much and raises his voice to continue talking over guests in order to push his own agenda. I have written into the show twice about this shouting over guests as apart from lack of impartiality, it’s downright rude, but of course no acknowledgement or change of style. He might be... more

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    Ireland2 months ago
  • You know

    Please please please ask guests to refrain from using ‘you know’ every second word. It’s becoming impossible to listen to the programme recently because it’s so irritating.

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    Japan2 months ago
  • Love this show

    Brendan is a breath of fresh air. Great at listening , great questions, a very empathetic, sound & a bit of craic. When I miss the show I download the episodes. Always has something interesting .Keep up the great work

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    Ireland3 months ago
  • Quality lacking/libel obsessed

    Brendan has proven to be an unworthy successor to the late great Marian Finucane. He constantly limits, edits, censors, qualifies, and negates what his guests and panellists are saying. The ghost of the Panti interview looms large in his head. Pity. I’ve switched to Anton on Newstalk: so much more refreshing.

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    Ireland3 months ago
  • Wey-Hey!

    Wey- Hey for Brendan! more

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    Ireland4 months ago

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