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TV is easy compared with raising 8 kids - Miriam O'Callaghan


Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam O'Callaghan

Presenting a live TV show would be daunting for anyone - except Miriam O'Callaghan.

The broadcaster has been hosting RTE's Prime Time and her own Saturday night chat show for years, and now she says that she finds being on screen more relaxing than her home life.

"I have eight kids - TV is easy in comparison," she said.

"I live in a very busy household and always have done.

"I had my first child at 26, so I've never been anything but busy at home."

Miriam rarely has a day off, but instead of letting the stress of work get to her, the Dubliner finds her high-pressure job "easy" in comparison to raising her family.


Speaking in an interview with TV Now, she joked that the RTE crew are much less demanding than her family.

"Sometimes when I'm on the set there are lots of things going on, but I find it remarkably easy to handle, if I'm honest," said Miriam.

"I don't feel stressed by it at all.

"I've always had lots of demands on my time just from my home life, balancing children and work life, so that when I'm on the floor it's almost less demanding because I have fewer people making demands of me."

Celebs get tasty treat

Some of the country's most famous faces are expected to be out in force tomorrow night as Roly's Bistro celebrates the classics at a special evening.

Broadcasters including George Hook, Brent Pope, Nuala Carey, Alan Hughes and Derek Mooney are all expected at the exclusive event, which celebrates some of the famous eatery's most popular dishes.

Roly's has seen many famous faces pass through its doors over the decades, most recently Tom Jones who dined at Table 29, and the restaurant is a firm favourite of many who like to call Roly's home when visiting the capital.

Raymond set for gig

Rising music star Saint Raymond has announced he will play a one-off show in Dublin this winter.

The British singer/songwriter, who released his debut album Young Blood earlier this month, will play the Academy on November 25. Tickets are priced at €15 and go on sale on Friday at 9am at www.ticketmaster.ie