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Thursday 17 October 2019

Ryan Tubridy invited a group of journalists into his 2FM studio this week to show them exactly what 'A Day in the Life of Ryan Tubridy' looked like. I know what you're thinking - what rip-roaring fun!

Ryan Tubridy invited a group of journalists into his 2FM studio this week to show them exactly what 'A Day in the Life of Ryan Tubridy' looked like. I know what you're thinking - what rip-roaring fun!

At the end of the show and tell, Tubs held a round table interview with the hacks.

While he was keen to rabbit on about the outstanding work ethic of his production team, the reporters were slightly more interested in hearing about his recent split from Aoibhinn Ni Shúilleabháin (inset).

Growing tired of the PR spiel, one journalist ventured: "You recently did a segment on internet dating. As a single man, Ryan, is that something you would like to try out?"

Tubridy smiled before answering. "I'd like to applaud your valiant effort," he said.

"But will politely decline to answer the question." Spoilsport.

Curly-topped musician Paddy Casey, who is performing as part and parcel of Temple Bar's TradFest, recently recalled some of his most embarrassing onstage gaffes at a press call.

"I'm always forgetting the words but I haven't wet myself on stage yet, so that's something," he said. Nice to know he's setting the bar high.

Chloe Agnew, the daughter of theatrical trooper Adele King (Aka Twink) has finally spoken out about her mother's infamous 'Zip Up Your Mickey' voicemail.

"It was an awful thing to happen," Chloe told RTE broadcaster John Murray. "But what can you do? You have to just move on with it, I don't sweat the small things in life."

While Chloe may have chosen to move on, Twink stands over the irate message. The panto star only regrets one thing - that she didn't capitalise on the "Zip Up Your Mickey" paraphernalia that started circulating in its wake.

A tragedy if ever there was one.

Fianna Fáil held an informal 'Arts Lunch' in Leinster House yesterday afternoon, ahead of the release of its Policy for the Arts.

Arts spokesperson Sean Ó Fearghaíl chaired the luncheon and spoke about, among other things, the brilliance of 'Riverdance', the value of Aosdana (aka the unofficial arts pension scheme) and the beauty of community theatre.

Ó Fearghaíl was keen to keep things casual.

"We just want to talk about the arts in a relaxed way. And at the end there will be a quick quiz," he joked. "For you or for us?" one established arts editor retorted.

TD Michelle Mulherin has garnered a degree of criticism regarding her request that "Skype facilities" be installed in Leinster House after she accidentally ran up a €2,000 phone bill. Mulherin (inset) also asked for alarm bells to sound whenever TDs have spent too much on international calls.

Hasn't anyone told her that Skype's USP is that it's free to use? Doh.

Irish Independent

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