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Saoirse Ronan is one of Ireland's BIGGEST ever stars, so we cherish any moment when the Carlow actress lands on Irish soil.

Fresh from her presenting gig at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, Ronan returns to Dublin to lead the all-star line-up of tomorrow night's The Late Late Show on RTÉ.

The 24-year-old already has three Oscar nominations under belt, and now there's talk of Mary, Queen of Scots finally earning her the coveted golden statue.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Saoirse joins Ryan Tubridy to have a chat about working with Margot Robbie on the new movie, and her journey from The Clinic and Proof all the way to working with Margot Robbie in Hollywood.

We can't wait to hear the goss about life on set, the Oscars buzz and what stars she wants to work with in the future.

She's making the Irish look DAMN GOOD, and we're proud of the gal. She's had an illustrious career already at a young age, but she's just getting started.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ronan will be joined on The Late Late Show by hilarious actor John C. Reilly and comic Steve Coogan, who stop by for a chat about their new Laurel and Hardy biopic, Stan and Ollie.

Padraig Harrington also joins the panel of celebrity guests on the couch, and will no doubt converse with Ryan about the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Last but not least, four of Ireland's most successful young people will visit Tubridy; boxer Michael Conlon, Irish actor and BAFTA Rising Star nominee Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), journalist Ellen Coyne and influencer Rosie Connolly.

Music from indie-rockers The Academic and spoken word poems from Natalya O'Flaherty round up the evening, catch it tomorrow night at 9:35pm on RTÉ One.

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2019 is set to be an absolute smash for rising Irish star Dermot Kennedy, if this latest announcement is anything to go by.

News has just hit that the singer-songwriter from Dublin is set to hit the Coachella stage this April, joining the ranks of headliners such as Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala.

The world famous California music festival attracts attention from all over the world for the big names it procures, and now Irish talent will be joining them.

The singer made the big announcement over Twitter, writing that the opportunity is "a dream come true" for the artist,

Despite the fact that Kennedy has yet to release an album, he has sold a whopping 75,000 tickets worldwide in the last year alone following the release of his EP, Doves and Ravens.

His latest track, Power Over Me, has generated over 300 million streams globally and the Dubliner has over 2.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify.. 

He is also part of YouTube's first ever Ones To Watch list, and his 2019 tour which kicks off in May has sold out four nights in the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Brixton's O2 Academy and Manchester's Albert Hall.

Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James was the only Irish artist to make the Coachella 2018 list, which attracted 99,000 concert-goers to the festival.

Congratulations to Dermot, he'll do us proud.

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Sinéad Burke is taking the fashion world by storm, and she's starting with her new role as contributing editor for British Vogue.

What an absolute queen!

The Irish activist rapidly rose to fame after her award-winning Ted Talk: ‘Why design should include everyone’.

Sinéad aims to make a difference in the fashion industry and has been an avid advocate for the world of design to include all types of people.

In her talk, the speaker demanded that the industry expand its narrowed target market and design clothes with and for disabled people.

It seems Vogue agreed, and now, as contributing editor she is already started the movement to make this happen.

Sinéad’s first column for the magazine is titled ‘Why I Chose To Embrace My Differences’. In her piece, she reflects on her experience as a physically disabled teacher.

She loved that children asked her questions about herself that the adults never would, and she took the opportunity to rewire their thought processes.

 

Creative chaos. On Saturday, I facilitated workshops in @airbnb’s HQ with children from all over Dublin as we discussed and created the places where they love to play. It was a collaboration with #MyCruinniu and Dublin Culture Connects – an organisation that reaches out into the community and listens to their voices, expertise and lived experiences to shape the city we love. It was an incredible day and getting to spend hours learning from children about what they want and need is such a genuine privilege. . . Thank you to Aalia, Rowena and Shauna who were absolutely superb in enriching the conversations and ensuring too many dinosaur treats were not consumed. . . [Image description: Across five photographs, children create the places and objects that inspire them to play. There were football pitches, MMA stadiums, the beach and an array of hats that would make Philip Treacy envious.] . .

“When they asked me: ‘Why are you so small?’, I answered, ‘Why are you so big?’. Confusion meandered across their faces, they’d […] respond with […]: ‘I don’t know, I was born like this’.

“This simplistic explanation of genetics sat comfortably with young children and from that moment, I was their teacher.”

Sinéad goes on to discuss how although she loves being little now, she considered undergoing a painful, limb-lengthening procedure when she was just 11-years-old.

But after a discussion with family and friends she realised that she “was attempting to make [her] differences more palatable” and refused the surgery.

 

I’m very, very proud to be a new Contributing Editor to @britishvogue. Thank you so much to @edward_enninful for his extraordinary leadership and to @gileshattersley and @alcaselyhayford for taking a chance on me. My first piece (which is online now) is about my body, disability and our response to difference. . . “We are embarrassed by what we do not know, and we are often aggressive towards anyone who reminds us of our ignorance, or is different to us. Yet, from children’s innocent inquisitiveness we could learn to cultivate an empathy and respect for otherness.” . . [Image description: Sitting and wearing a rather fantastic @burberry blouse – it has a polka dot collar, pussy-bow and cuffs, whilst the remainder is vertical stripes, I’m posing with one hand on my hip and the other on my lap. I’m smiling and my bob is suspiciously like that of another Vogue team-member…. this photo was taken at @scaddotedu.]

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In her article’s conclusion, she reminded us “that no one is 'normal'. Life is complex, challenging and full of difference.”

We are absolutely ecstatic the Sinéad has taken on this new role as a contributing editor for British Vogue.

The Irish speaker has come a long way from Meath, and we have no doubt that she will go even farther in this world. 

Sinéad is a complete boss and we can't wait to see what she does next!

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