Friday, November 18, 2011


Popped or should I say flew along to the early exclusive screening of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (strange name I don't see what Dawn did to deserve that). So I donned my best Edward Cullen get up, (sparkly face, Victorian manners, poetry book etc) and headed along to chat to a few crazy Twihards:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Latest ION Videos

What a FOUR-king weekend!

As if Friday wasn't enough excitement!

On Thursday I met one of my assured comedy heroes in the shape of the man mountain that it Dara O' Briain. He is like our very own Stephen Fry in the national treasure sense, has a massive presence yet a gentle giantness that doesn't involve throwing cars at building in a temper or ripping up 200 hundred year old Oak trees from their roots...NO, this man is a giant of comedy. The BFG (Big Funny Giant) and I chatted before and after his gig at the eircom spider awards... it's the Oscars for Internet people.

On Saturday, still reeling in wonderment and with a permanent silly smile of disbelief after the 4-0 result against Estonia, I found myself listening to Radiohead's The Bends on my Steve Jobs while simultaneously waiting in a media room to interview Jedward. It was a psychologically scarring musical paradox and I am still dealing with it.(lots of crying in cold showers) While a lot of you maay have been enjoying this incredible feat by the feet of Ronan O Gara...I was the filling in a "Jedward sandwich"...

Smuggling turtles in bread...
Wet T-Shirt Competitions...
Draft lists for Santa...

It can only be Jedworld.

"Stuck in the middle with you!"

Also spoke to the very sound JLS guys...

and asked Oritsé about a certain HOT X Factor lady by the name of Kelly Rowland!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Dublin City Marathon 2011

ION @ The Dublin Marathon 2011

There was a time when a "marathon" just involved peeling a wrapper and munching down on a solid rectangle brick of peanut, caramel chocolate and dried squirrel balls* NOW, not only have they changed it to Snickers but it also involves 42 km of gruelling running from one point to another point...Henry Ford is rolling in his grave people!!!

Well, he may have given us the motor car but these 14,000 runners are giving a lot more. Blood, sweat, tears, joy, and most importantly over €10 MILLION raised for charity.

These people are legends. WE spoke to a Lion, a Zombie, Santa Claus, The Ghostbusters, a blind woman who is running her THIRD marathon, Ray D'Arcy the ~TodayFM main man at the finish line, and many more.

*this was regaled to me by a man who drank turps for tea, often ate his own underpants and once sucked a fart out of his own arse when using a lift. Therefore it is hearsay and comment and I'm clearing myself of libel in this instance. Phew!

So, let your finger loose on the play button and enjoy the Dublin City Marathon 2011 as seen through the eyes of ION:

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Battlefield 3 Launch


It was a treacherous night on Friday last when I was given the unenviable mission of getting to the Tripod club in Dublin city centre to attend the launch of Battlefield 3.

As you will see from the video myself and the cameraman Matt had to dive falling bombs, dodge bullets as they whizzed past our ears, and of course manage to give the best goddam piece to camera of my life *raises fist to the sky* ;-)

There's also an interview with English/Irish singer and rapper Maverick Sabre who is fast becoming real hot property on the music scene. A very talented young man who also happens to be very sound. Nice mix.

Here's his latest video. Filmed in Wexford.