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TV | Tonight’s Late Late Show reflects on the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement

Ryan Tubridy

Bertie Ahern, Aoife Moore, Nicholas Trimble, Aoife Moore, US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin, Brian Kennedy, Bryan Cooper, GAA All-Stars and Alanna Quinn Idris revealed for this week’s Late Late Show line up

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement Ryan will be joined live in studio by former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, who will share his memories of the historic day. 

David Trimble's son, Nicholas, who was a child when the agreement was signed, will speak about the risk his father took and what his legacy means today. Derry-born journalist Aoife Moore will discuss what the agreement meant and all three will look ahead to the challenges that are in store for the future.

Ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit to Ireland next week, US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin will join us live in studio. Ambassador Cronin will speak with Ryan about her Irish roots, how a chance meeting with Mr Biden on a flight lead her to being offered the Ambassador role, and the excitement that surrounds the US President’s visit.

Belfast-native Brian Kennedy will sing Life, Love and Happiness, a song he wrote about the peace process with two cross-community choirs, Cairde Community Choir and Belfast Youth Choir.

With 532 race wins, nine of those at Cheltenham including a Gold Cup, jockey Bryan Cooper’s retirement, aged 30 came as a surprise last month. But behind it all, a fear of falling that developed gradually over his career, left him unable to continue in the sport he has loved all his life. Bryan will share his incredible story tomorrow night.

The Late Late is trading last week’s Stetsons for county jerseys as we celebrate the start of the GAA championship this weekend. Joined by some GAA All-Stars where they will discuss triumphs, trophies, and tips for the tournament ahead.

Alanna Quinn Idris was blinded in one eye after being attacked on December 30th, 2021. Alanna will join Ryan to discuss how her life changed that day, what it was like giving her victim impact statement in court and her long road to recovery.

Plus, we will have music from English singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy who will sing Something to Talk About.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, April 7th at 9:35 pm   


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