Wednesday 28 September 2016

Heavyweight Late Late Show line-up covering homelessness, Chernobyl, and a woman with facial hair

Published 21/04/2016 | 14:56

Adi Roche (right), pictured with Ali Hewson
Adi Roche (right), pictured with Ali Hewson

This week's Late Late Show is offering a heavyweight line-up tackling the issues of homeless, the hospital crisis, the fallout of the Chernobyl disaster, and female facial hair.

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Among the guests joining Ryan Tubridy in studio will be campaigners Adi Roche and Ali Hewson who will talk about their work in Cherynobyl.

On the thirtieth anniversary of the disaster, two survivors - Raisa Carolan and Anna Gabriel - who were orphaned at the time will talk about the new lives they have made for themselves in Ireland.

There will also be a panel discussion on the ongoing paralysis in Kildare Street and the impact this is having on homelessness, the hospital crisis and the recovery.

Restaurateur Richard Corrigan, satirist Oliver Callan and journalist Dearbhail McDonald will be on hand to discuss.

Mike Murphy will talk about his career in broadcasting and will be joined by historian Catriona Crowe for the launch of Epic Ireland, a brand new, multi-million euro visitor experience centre in Dublin city centre telling the story of the Irish diaspora and their impact around the world.

Harnaam Kaur is a body positivity campaigner who beat the bullies by embracing the facial hair that has been a feature of her life as a result of polycystic ovary syndrome since she was 11-years-old.

With many women in Ireland in the same position, we’ll be hearing why they shouldn’t feel embarrassed about their facial hair or feel forced to get rid of it.

Today Show host Maura Derrane will also talk about becoming a new mum in her early 40s while music will come courtesy of John Spillane, Camille O'Sullivan, and Lisa McHugh.

The Late Late Show, Friday at 9.35pm on RTÉ One

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