Tuesday 16 January 2018

This week's Late Late line-up features legends from Irish music, sport and business

The Late Late Show. Picture Andres Poveda
The Late Late Show. Picture Andres Poveda
Finbar Furey
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This week's Late Late Show is packed with celebrity guests and special performances this week with a special dedication to one of Ireland's most beloved musicians, Finbar Furey.

Ryan Tubridy will join a host of celebrities paying tribute to music legend, Finbar Furey as he looks back on a 60-year career.

Finbar Furey
Finbar Furey

Among the well-known names paying tribute to him are iRepublic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, Aslan frontman Christy Dignam and Hollywood actor Patrick Bergin.

Finbar will also be treating viewers to a mixture of classics, new recordings and a unique duet with Sharon Shannon.

Transgender teen David Beattie is in the midst of transitioning to female – though still identifying as David - will be on the Late Late to chat about how he was supported by family, friends and community in his transition. He'll also discuss his next step and what it’s like looking for love as a transgender person.

Supermac's founder Pat McDonagh will be sharing how he turned the humble Irish chipper into a €116 million business and we'll be getting the latest on his legal battle with global fastfood giant McDonalds. He'll be telling viewers why being based outside of the capital was no barrier to his success and why action needs to be taken to help rural Ireland catch up with the recovery underway in Ireland's cities.

Behavioural psychologist Dr Peter Collett will put Donald Trump's body language under the spotlight. We’ll be finding out what Trump is really thinking, revealing the truth behind the bluster as revealed by his unconscious gestures.

Comedian Oliver Callan will be making the presidential address that Trump secretly wanted to deliver.

After time constraints meant she couldn’t perform last week, harpist Lisa Canny will be back with a very special performance.

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