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  • Neil Delamare joins Today FM | Communicorp
    a new weekly Sunday show called Neil Delamere s Sunday Best The new two hour show will take a look at the week s events not just current affairs stories but also the wider happenings of the week in a light hearted and intelligent way The format is one that will be relaxed but well informed Speaking about his move to Today FM Neil said It s a real thrill having my own show on Today FM The station gave me my first radio opportunity when I covered for Ian Dempsey way back when and I m really looking forward to getting started The aim with Sunday Best is to offer listeners something different to the typical Sunday fare It will offer clever and thought provoking content that is not solely dictated by the news cycle I m confident that we ll strike the right tone with our listeners through a combination of that slightly different take on the big stories innovative feature pieces and new expert contributors as well as big name guests Neil proved hugely popular with Today FM listeners while covering the mid morning show now The Anton Savage Show in January Neil was chatting with Anton

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/neil-delamare-joins-today-fm/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Abortion: Ireland's Guilty Secret
    there were resident protestors outside I didn t go into it blindsided luckily enough and I will say luckily they didn t interact with me because I have heard of horror stories where they try to convince you to go into the house next door to the clinic and try and change your mind So luckily I didn t have much interaction with them so I just said well look their opinion is just as valid as mine at the end of the day Speaking to Anton on Today FM Tara said that she was surprised by the attitudes of some people who she believed were Pro Life I don t think their ideologies should have a place in my life at all I wouldn t tell them what job they should do or what procedure they should go for so at the end of the day I just don t understand why they think have the right to tell me what I can do with my body and my future Tara who does not want her last name broadcast as she fears a backlash for sharing her story told The Anton Savage Show that she was on contraception when she found out she was pregnant last year It s not anyone s business how I got pregnant It happened and it was an accident I didn t want it to happen at this time of my life I wasn t ready for it I m still not ready now Tara didn t feel any pain afterwards in the recovery room but says she did feel a sense of loss I still felt it was the right decision for me and there definitely was a sense of relief that I knew what the whole thing was because I guess the

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/its-hard-talk-people-ireland/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Kevin Spacey talks to Anton Savage
    than Oscar and Golden Globe winning Hollywood superstar Kevin Spacey Kevin was happy to talk about the upcoming House of Cards Season Three which hits Netflix in a month s time revealing that there will be scenes there will be dialogue and there will be stuff that happens He also wants aspiring Irish film makers and script writers to enter the Jameson First Shot competition where you have the chance

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/kevin-spacey-talks-anton-savage/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Today FM announces new mid-morning presenter
    a new level of engagement with the station s listeners and their views Speaking about his appointment Anton said Today FM has an extremely loyal listenership so it s a great honour to be given the task of picking up the huge audience Ian hands over at nine I ve hosted in that time slot before so I think I ve a sense of what the listeners want It s the start of something new and the team and I have big plans for this show We want to hold onto as many of the current audience as possible and over time welcome some new listeners into the Today FM family Peter McPartlin CEO of Today FM commented We ve had great interest in this role and have spent the last couple of weeks assessing a shortlist of candidates who we believe will hold and attract a new national audience to mid mornings on Today FM Anton has proven himself to be a highly versatile broadcaster and most importantly a firm favourite with our listeners Anton has presented The Ray D Arcy Show The Last Word and The Tubridy Show as well as hosting The Sunday Business Show and The Apprentice you re fired on TV3 Since 2011 he s hosted Savage Sunday from 11 1pm on Sundays taking that slot to its highest ever ratings He spent last year presenting the current affairs hour of Ireland AM and anchored the show during its transition to HD Anton s first job was as a researcher with Today FM when the station originally launched I was sitting in the control room way back when the station first went on air I ve had a great affection for this station ever since It s rare to find somewhere as creative and professional

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/today-fm-announces-mid-morning-presenter/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Today FM’s Shave or Dye or Oh My! 2015
    of Ireland to do the same This year the Shave or Dye or Oh My campaign eatures presenters Ian Dempsey Mairead Farrell Louise Duffy Dermot Dave Matt Cooper Paul McLoone and Paula MacSweeney in a barber shop setting sporting a variety of hair dos and don ts The campaign can be seen on Irish TV from today supported by outdoor digital cinema and press advertising Irish band The Minutes are proudly supporting Shave or Dye or Oh My 2015 by providing their popular single Cherry Bomb as the soundtrack to the campaign TV ad Since its launch in 2010 the campaign has raised a staggering 7 5 MILLION EURO with over 30 000 Shave or Dye events held across the country by listeners and supporters Shave or Dye has also smashed a number of World Records including The most heads shaved by 1 barber in 1 hour 2010 and The biggest gathering of Mohicans 2013 Over the years a number of high profile supporters have also backed Shave or Dye including the Irish Football Squad who dyed their hair green while Senator David Norris famously shaved his head and beard live on air in raising over 20 000 In 2013 The campaign also saw a No 1 iTunes single Start Again top the charts with Irish Supergroup Grand Parade featuring Jerry Fish Gavin Glass Mundy Cathy Davey and Valerie Francis Ireland s cancer rate is one of the highest in the world 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime and it is estimated that by 2020 42 000 new cases will be diagnosed Latest data from the National Cancer Registry shows that 34 798 people were diagnosed with cancer in Ireland in 2011 These stark figures mean that there is an ever increasing demand for

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/my-shave-dye-back/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Communicorp Group Limited supports the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland
    to restore the viability of the sector Communicorp also supports the current rules on Ownership and Control as robust They should only be reviewed when the BAI s plan for licensing and in particular digital radio become clear Communicorp also welcomes the potential to relax News and Current Affairs requirements but suggests that this be done openly and on an equal basis among all stations Communicorp Group Ltd Chairman Lucy Gaffney added The current commercial environment requires radical new thinking on behalf of the regulator and Government We need to support indigenous Irish industry The template for the previous success of the radio sector will not work for the future Facilitating digital radio creating a level playing field among all operators and licensing continuity should be the BAI s top priorities Communicorp Position In relation to RTÉ funding a proportion of the current Television License Fee should be dedicated to the independent broadcast sector A lower cap should be placed on all advertising minutes across RTÉ Radio stations RTÉ Radio 1 2FM Lyric FM and Radio Na Gaeltachta to ensure renewed competitiveness in the Industry In relation to the BAI levy Communicorp recommends that the levy be abolished or failing that be funded through the Television License Fee to ensure commercial viability of the sector In relation to Ownership and Control Communicorp recommends that the current position remains as is whereby one entity can own up to 25 of the licenses We believe that the current legislation does not need to be changed in the current commercial environment which requires the industry to consolidate for diversity and viability In relation to License Renewal Communicorp opposes the imposition of any financial charges at this stage as stability and continuity are critical to ensure quality of programming Furthermore an automatic extension of

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/communicorp-group-limited-supports-independent-broadcasters-ireland/ (2016-02-17)
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  • World Champion Katie Taylor in interview with The Ray D'Arcy Show
    Having securing a record equalling fifth successive win in the women s world boxing championships in South Korea on Monday she now equals Indian great Mary Kom and has plenty of fight left in her The 28 year old now has a phenomenal total of 17 major titles something which must potentially rank her as Ireland s greatest ever sportsperson Katie chatted to Ray about how the record was always

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/world-champion-katie-taylor-talks-ray-darcy/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Tom Vaughan Lawlor
    especially aggressive against women It s very strange I ve got three sisters and my wife and it s a very strange thing to be aggressive towards women As for relaxing after filming Tom says the best way to wind down is to spend time with his 3 year old son Freddie and to watch TV with his wife My wife is brilliant at de stressing me The actor who is based in UK and grew up in Dublin s Dundrum is a world apart from his alter ego Tom admitted that people are sometimes surprised to find that he is so different from kingpin Nidge Sometimes you get slightly odd looks or double takes But for the most part people are very kind I ve had it myself seeing actors who you assume are one thing and then you hear them or you meet them and they are completely different It is quite a jarring very bizarre dynamic Tom wouldn t give anything away on the season finale which airs on Sunday night except to say Fran s physically very tough and he s got a temper alright Nidge is not as tough physically but he s cleverer Nidge

    Original URL path: http://www.communicorp.ie/fran-physically-tough-nidge-clever/ (2016-02-17)
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